To The Stars

by Habu

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Gav Sillett I've seen this band grow from three dudes jamming under the name of Hokum to finally releasing their prog-rock masterpiece they've always dreamed of making. Really happy to see you guys finally get there. Favorite track: Silent Scream.
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    Habu debut studio album, recorded in May 2014 at Punch Studios, Ipswich.

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1.
SR-71 07:20
2.
It's Time 04:05
The longest journey starts with a single step It can be hard to chase your dreams But it's harder to regret Sometimes the clearest path Is tempting to us all But whats the point in doing what's been done before? Without risk, there is no reward It's time to face the unexplored You can go it alone but you won't last long It can be hard to compromise But it's harder when your friends are gone Sometimes it's all too much And you might need to pause There's no shame in a slow burn If your ambition isn't lost Without risk, there is no reward It's time to face the unexplored
3.
In a world where we have no power What's more wise than apathy In a world where none hears our cries Why waste our breath on a silent scream? Why does the moon wax and wane? ('cause that's just the way it is) Why does my flesh burn under a flame ('cause that's just the way it works) Why does the sea roll back and forth? (because His will be done) Why does this needle point to north? ('cause that's just the way it is, my son) In a town whose community is a jury Each pair of eyes a judge It's a crime to think of things too clearly So we don't think too much In this town where duty is so clear Questions need never to be asked In this town with no worry and no fear Why are these questions so suppressed? Why does the moon wax and wane? ('cause that's just the way it is) Why does my flesh burn under a flame ('cause that's just the way it works) Why does the sea roll back and forth? (because His will be done) Why does this needle point to north? ('cause that's just the way it is, my son) These firm beliefs are held to be self-evident So a challenge can only strengthen the case I fear the answer will be suppressed And never let out of here I wish that I could leave to another time Or another place Why does the moon wax and wane? ('cause that's just the way it is) Why does my flesh burn under a flame ('cause that's just the way it works) Why does the sea roll back and forth? (because His will be done) Why does this needle point to north? ('cause that's just the way it is, my son)
4.
The satellite circles us all Halfway followed by the East With the lighting of a candle The race began in earnest The challenge was set A decade to meet man's wildest dreams Failure was no option For the benefit of all Contact light We can breathe again Contact light The race is at an end Magnificent desolation Up here in tranquility The earth is just a marble Shining down on a lunar sea The quiet man wins the race The marathon of many years And in that moment The world is without fear With one small step Each nation great, each nation small Knows for a moment There are no lines at all Contact light We can breathe again Contact light The race is at an end Magnificent desolation Up here in tranquility The earth is just a marble Shining down on a lunar sea
5.
The Vigil 04:51
A vigil is kept With spyglasses fixed On foreign shores With thoughts of war A vigil is kept With fear of beyond The ones who are within Free to bless and curse and sin Pay the boatman Pay the healer Pay the soldier Pay the dealer Pay for comfort Pay for trust Pay for morals But only when you must The towers stand tall Soldiers observe Blinkered and blind To what's been consigned Towers stand tall Hidden from view Moss climbs the wall And towers fall Pay the boatman Pay the healer Pay the soldier Pay the dealer Pay for comfort Pay for trust Pay for morals But only when you must
6.
Harvest 03:27
You rarely reap what you sow without a little pain and its quite true that there's no harvest without rain but if the land is worked no matter how you toil then its no good at all if there's nothing beneath the soil Just because the word is written Just because it's been that way for years Just because they say you don't belong Doesn't mean you've got it wrong You can fight through life Until you lose at last A list of victories To pin against the mast You can fight the evil Fight pain, crime and fight deceit But the eyes in your war face say you'll fight Whoever you meet Just because the word is written Just because it's been that way for years Just because they say you don't belong Doesn't mean you've got it wrong
7.
Every pace in the human race Has led to this last limp Our great constructions With each new function Learned from man And transcended him Input - process - neutralise Program - function - conformalize I hear the android warriors striding through the dereliction The whine of servos and of gears Drowns the sound of human fear Machines were made to give us time Not just to work but to decide efficiency in conformity the nail thats sticks out gets hammered down Input - process - neutralise Program - function - conformalize I hear the android warriors striding through the dereliction The whine of servos and of gears Drowns the sound of human fear
8.
To The Stars 07:18
Without ambition we populate this lonely island A pale blue dot in a mosaic of land Hoping that the land is kind this year After all, we've only got one chance But hope is not a strategy, for our sakes we have to go.... To the stars We populate this jungle A fragile habitat Hoping that the skies are kind this year and we don't suffer a cretaceous fate But hope is not a strategy, for our sakes we have to go.... To the stars Stubbornly we stay aboard this sinking ship Ignoring all the lifeboats Thinking that the boat will stay afloat Ignoring all the facts Stubbornly we close our eyes to progress Hoping we'll be alright Under eternal starlight Ignoring our plight But hope is not a strategy, for our sakes we have to go.... To the stars To the stars

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Debut studio album from UK progressive rock/metal band Habu! Recorded in early May 2014 at Punch Studios, Ipswich.

"One of the most promising prog-metal outfits in the country right now" - Classic Rock Society

"At Cambridge Rock Festival they impressed with their intricate pieces and raw energy...the CRF expected great things from this band and they have delivered a great debut here which I have not been able to stop playing." - Rock Society Magazine

"Refreshingly old school sound....Body's inventive bass work is sublime throughout..." Fireworks Magazine


"This beautifully packaged release is a pretty promising start....full of melodic progressive moments that are well played and well produced....The Vigil is a bit of a masterpiece." - Powerplay


"My kind of rock 'n' roll!" - Col. Rich Graham (Ret), SR-71 Pilot.

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released September 27, 2014

All music and lyrics by Alex Body, Andy Clarke and Alex Dunbar.

Engineered, produced and mixed by George Perks.

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Habu Ipswich, UK

Habu are; Alex Body (Bass, Vocals, Keyboards), Andy Clarke (Guitar, Vocals) and Alex Dunbar (Drums).

Since forming in Ipswich in 2012, the talented trio have opened for international artists, Uli Jon Roth and Deborah Bonham, shared billing with Magnum, Landmarq and The Crazy World of Arthur Brown and have become well established in the UK prog scene.
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