In 2004 singer Robert James Moulding and keyboardist David Eaton founded the band Anubis, named after the ancient Egyptian god of death, in Sydney, Australia. They immediately released "230503", a modern prog concept album influenced by Pink Floyd and Co. "Homeless", which is the band's first album to be released on high-quality 190g vinyl, moves in this direction. The question of what can be home in 2020 gains a whole new urgency, not only in view of the worsening climate crisis and poverty worldwide on the one hand, and increasing nationalism and populism in many countries on the other, but especially in the middle of the Corona crisis.
eclipsed: What do you understand by "homeless", and doesn't this phenomenon get a new meaning in the sign of Corona?
Robert James Moulding: "Homeless" is a feeling that some in today's world can have both socially and politically. In the midst of black and white perceptions of the world, shades of grey seem no longer acceptable. Apparently we have lost the art of nuance.
David Eaton: The political right tends to take a very nationalistic and tendentious view, and the left seems to care only about how ideologically "pure" it is. This does not achieve anything. We have a rather apocalyptic view of where all this is leading to - and unfortunately, this has now been proven true. In the song "The Tables Have Turned" we wrote: "The fires and floods, diseases and guns, the fallout has begun." It's frightening how prophetic those words are sounding now.
eclipsed: Explain this more fully...
Eaton: The story of "Homeless" is in the news right now. If we improve as a species, our lives will be better. And then we could begin to find our way back "home," by which we mean a certain mindset. In contrast to the current situation where we are literally trapped in our physical home.