Anubian Lights – Let Not The Flame Die Out (1998)

Anubian Lights are an electro-lounge outfit from L.A. masterminded by Tommy Greñas and Len del Rio. Continuously exploring space rock’s possibilities, they mix sci-fi kitsch with acid-rock, spaced-out electronic and world-music, building their songs layer by layer and then filling their hooky loops with subtle details. This groove-driven (and outright danceable) material is progressive in a way, although not in the ‘prog’ sense per se. With the use of sampling, synths, drum machines and deep pulsating bass, they churn out some playful and infectious foot-tapping, hip-shaking numbers, creating hypnotic landscapes à la Can and Kraftwerk. At times rubbing shoulders with members of Hawkwind, Greñas and del Rio have covered a lot of ground over the years, creating a string of other ambient beat bands such as Chrome, Farflung, The Brain, Zero Gravity and Pressurehed.

–keep reading in… progarchives.

Track List:
01 – The Fire Breathes (3:35)
02 – South Of Dashur (4:43)
03 – The Locusts Call (6:24)
04 – One Eye To The Sky (5:12)
05 – Ali Mamoun’s Broken Entranceway (5:25)
06 – Frequency Of Sand (7:13)
07 – Mutashaker (Thank You) (5:31)
08 – Our Man In Baghdad (4:16)
09 – Atoms Of The Gods (1:37)
10 – As Seen In 822 A.D. (3:52)
11 – Sanctuaries Of Jupiter (4:03)
12 – Nara-Yana (5:26)
13 – Vision Of A New Homeland (5:14)
14 – Let Not The Flame Die Out (6:41)

– Gilli Smyth (vocals (background)
– Simon House (electric violin)
– Nik Turner (flute, saxophone)
– Tommy Grenas (guitar, keyboards, Moog bass)
– Doran Shelley (guitar, Arp Omni)


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