Succubus + Palemoonlight Remix

by Flights of Helios

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Kit Smethurst Another great single from the vastly underrated Flights of Helios. This follows on nicely from their last release "Factory" and has the same feeling of maudlin darkness. Essential listening.


Succubus was inspired by folk myths from various traditions, and the kind of corrosive obsession that only leads to catastrophe.


released October 31, 2014

Succubus produced and mixed with Richard Neuberg at Strawhouse Studios, Oxfordshire. Mastered by Tim Turan.

Palemoonlight produced by Sebastian Reynolds and mastered to cassette tape by Ben Thomas (L'Etranger).

The striking artwork for Succubus is based on an image produced from a synesthesiac system of mapping the sound frequencies of the track to the visible colours of the light spectrum by renowned physicist Ben Outram. Graphics formatted and typset by Greg Orrom Swan.

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Flights of Helios are a space-rock / drone-folk band from Oxford, UK.
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Track Name: Succubus (single)
Wandering rocks from where sirens call us
But I never left those waves
‘cause the waves made Venus

And in the stale moonlight
You seem so right dear succubus
And in the neon strip
Wings seem clipped and your lips a must

Streetlight covers head to toe
But we’ve nowhere to go
In this post-watershed haze
Heavy breathing and eyes glazed

Illuminated in the hotel lobby
Starlit strumpet and lovers’ delight
Hot as the witch’s hammer
So familiar the familiar

Candle flicker toe to head
The smell of lust with a hint of dread
Yellow bird and the sweetest tone
Through every nerve to the bone

Wandering rocks from where sirens call us
But I never left those waves
‘cause the waves made Venus

To lie upon, to lie beneath, to lie a lie

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