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Distant Thunder

by Habu

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Whirlwind 03:18
You cannot change the seasons But the seasons will change You cannot change the weather But you can forecast at long range Cyclone on the horizon The winds of change are fierce The tides may turn against you You grapple with your fears We can fly into the whirlwind We can defy the storm We can fly into the whirlwind We can defy the norm You cannot undo the damage But you can help to rebuild You cannot alter the past But you can alter the future still Some spend their whole lives Waiting for the tempest to pass Waiting for calm Waiting for a chance
Panorama 04:44
Carry me away To an ocean of storms On a chariot of fire Show me the world in the blink of an eye From this land of desolation Let me see the panorama As we stand on the shoulders of giants Carry me away To a tranquil sea Upon the wings of an eagle Show me what we have still yet to achieve As we step across the void From the action Comes abstraction From abstraction Comes the action Turn the wheel Stoke the fire The spirit will not tire
Wireless 04:12
A heart full of fire So eager to proceed The pull of desire It's a hunger – it's a need A little too much courage Much too little knowledge Fundamental spirit with A desperate need to run It's a high-wire And we only walk it once It's a live wire It can illuminate and shock It's such a barbed wire It can leave us in a mess Until we end up wireless Operating in radio silence A heart in lock down Concentration and self reliance So coldly focussed, so coldly proud A little too much knowledge Can suffocate your courage Feet fixed on ground Far too firmly now Sense and courage Wisdom and knowledge Fundamental spirit With a purposeful advance
The Arrow 06:33
If yes cannot be yes What can we really mean? If the more we look the less we know What do we really see? Flying on the crest of an arrow Searching all around Never looking down Running towards distant thunder In the dog days of summer Eyes see only clouds of grey When all around is colour Flying on the crest of an arrow The world rushes past Each day may be our last Watching the tide pulling out Along the battered shore The sun will soon have set The waves will crash no more Flying on the crest of an arrow Watching planets rise and fall Entranced by the music of them all The archer and time's endless flight The fletcher's cold creation The mind of man and endless myths The greatest show of endless tricks.
These Walls 04:17
Imbued with the sounds of history These walls, this floor Silently echo With what's gone before She can feel it in her stomach She can feel it in her heart The glory, the pain The laughter, the shame These walls Are reflecting light These walls Give you a second sight Soaked through with a light so bright These gates, that door They still glow With what's gone before He can feel it in his stomach He can feel it in his heart A shadow, or an after-image These things remain These were the clothes he wore This was the sight she saw These were the coins that paid This was the stage they played These were the depths they dived This is where they survived It was this place right here Dreams launched through the atmosphere
As the dust began to settle From man's most costly struggle Discarded weaponry and sinister materiel Littered the barren wastes And all the secret places Dreadful treasure to be found Tired liberators ran from the west and east A race that would soon shape the world Metallic curiosities Discs and jets and tubes Taken to somewhere far away But when the hunt began The search was not for the machines But the minds of the men who made them Lost documents and scrambled pasts Deceit gladly believed Too talented for justice to be done To the west they ran A chance to start again To whitewash all that they had become To the west they ran A chance to start again To whitewash all that they had done ...To hold them to account Some kind of redemption How long?
Goodbye 04:17
On a milder day When the ground is firm And the burden's not too heavy We can turn around To see the footprints On the paths that we have chosen Further back the forks and bends meandering in the distance The choices that we didn't take The changes that we didn't make We have to learn to say goodbye To the versions of ourselves that we let die We can see tracks ahead Some more travelled, some unbeaten Neither perfect – neither without risk We have the privilege We have the chance to take the steps We can turn and face the right way We have the luxury We can choose our regrets The chance to choose a greater good Place your bets We have to learn to say goodbye To the ties that used to bind


Four years after the release of 'Infinite' Habu return with their blistering new album DISTANT THUNDER.

Whilst still paying homage to their progressive roots, DISTANT THUNDER is an intense hard rock album full of heavy riffs and melodic hooks.

Featuring the band's trademark musical complexity, insightful lyrics and tight production, DISTANT THUNDER is unmistakably Habu, but harder edged than ever.


released March 7, 2020

Habu are:
Alex Body: Bass, Synthesizers, Vocals
Andy Clarke: Guitar, Vocals
Alex Dunbar: Drums and cymbals

Recorded and mixed by Joel Kurta

Produced by Habu and Joel Kurta

Mastered by George Perks

All music by Habu
All lyrics by Body

Additional musicians:

Joel Kurta: Lead tambourine
Spook the cat: Cat

Logo by Mark Wilkinson

Inlay artwork: Victor Davis

Cover art and graphic design: Alban Phillips


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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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