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Wax and Wane (2017)

by We Insist!

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1.
Not only my hands washed your shame Now you know the game Set aflame someone’s name A two fingers challenge It’s what good business is about Burning in Twitter land Shine on Instagram, damn ! I’m rendering assistance For a better reputation Both happy in the game Am I an influencer? An IRL exchanger? Buy yourself a new frame Did I promise something I’m not? Your redeem voucher ends, ends real soon Is my aim controversial? Both happy in the game My power trade potential Clears your pricy domain It’s what good business is about Burning in Twitter land Shine on Instagram, damn ! I’m rendering assistance A fluide trade protection Both happy in the game Am I an influencer? An IRL exchanger? Get yourself a new frame
2.
He said about his feet, that they didn't carry He said about his mind that he didn't mind He said about his meat that it wasn't dead He said about the meek that he'd loose it all REF : Charley's gone He said about his feet, that they didn't carry He said about his mind that he didn't mind He said about his meat that it wasn't dead He said about the meek that he'd loose it all Charley's gone He's out of control He's taking on fast move -He finds new ways to step ahead of us all He's out of control, mechanically He's looking for the best move, strategically -He's looking down decifering his own code -He'll find a way to celebrate his new start Charley's gone
3.
She heard a countdown Her shelter was a loud swarm She heard that countdown Then a blast throughout the door Her God became a hound when he felt she was in need Of a lazy blissful place to disappear She heard a countdown Her shelter was her own arms She heard that countdown Then a blast inside her core Her God became a hound when he felt she was in need Of her own and secret place to disappear She heard a countdown She heard that countdown Her God became a hound when he felt she was in need Of her own and divine place to disappear She left a cracked open door For her leaving and her pack she wants to listen to the call and get a grasp at some delight No one's hurt and the sun's blinding the line's struck and the crowd still sings She left a cracked open door For her leaving and her pack she wants to listen to the call and get a grasp at some delight
4.
Where is the milestone that ends a journey like this ? It seems you found the one that fits your plans Pawning our lives for a thrill, we're pouncing at once The fear of hights has stopped one too many Who many steps did we count 'till the end of the loop ? How many loops did we go through yet ? Now's the time to get through this, it lingered too long The silence's too thick and the words so plain This is it Unless there's a silver flame it's quiet shame This is it It goes from town to town and from place to place This is it There was no luggage claim it's a speechless game This is a lesser evil Where is the milestone that ends a journey like this ? It seems you found the one that fits your plans Pawning our lives for a thrill, we're pouncing at once The fear of hights has stopped one too many This is it Unless there's a silver flame it's quiet shame This is it It goes from town to town and from place to place This is it There was no luggage claim it's a speechless game This is a lesser evil This is it Unless there's a silver flame it's quiet shame This is it It goes from town to town and from place to place This is it A message for tired brain and a longer way This is a lesser evil
5.
Finally The stress on business greed has missed the point Of how sorry we are The customer is so selfish Twitter poetry lies here Castle Rock is a Bazaar We invoque dying icons there That's our last policy  The Customer is so selfish The commerce so pessimistic Modern art's so plastic Plasticity is the key Beauty lies In the eye of the beholder they say That's quite an assertion Clients turned so impatient Modern art feel so easy Business was so creative Let's make arts the right value Of what we can offer The Customer's the curator now The trades again are so plastic We've customised their Creator’s law Let’s see what money can buy Our Customer is the future now The trades again are so plastic The clients are back to business now Through arts the commerce will live Modern arts feel so easy Let's see what money can buy The Customer's the curator now The trades again are so plastic The clients are back to business now Let's see what money can buy Let's see what money can buy Let's see what money can buy Let's see what money can buy Painting the battlefields is only what we need Who's that laughing now? It feels like falling Emulate do or die same glittery A Liquid rat race Now
6.
The reek of guarded territories The hords on their journey's ahead are running and the pitholes are filling with fine dust Earth shook and the drizzle came down It sounded like a known fable He shivered as the world blew In his deep sleep Old tales sounded like a stutter The sounds all came flying back to the ears of the old listener as he stood still - Ancient stories wrapped around your bones Small faces are sanctifying your name Ancient stories wrapped around your bones Bloom rolls back to the nest he says what has been said It's not fair when night falls When dawn comes he'll shiver again A breath is left in the air He does what he's been told Everything has been done His spirit sways His spirit sways No one calls for his name Will come what has to come Fate has it's own pace It'll come around his way Nothing comes in the end We do what we are told Everything comes to mind And it's all true somehow
7.
All Modulors 03:49
The Modulor was meant to succeed In heading up an army of bones To design a new god with a drawing machine A tool for public control? Embryos were sighing Embryos were sighing The Replicants were self taught softly To drive hard the zeros and ones A billion times more clever than you’ll ever be Well connected to the Lord's account Embryos were sighing Embryos were sighing So come on, come on, come on, Don’t Leave them alone But give them a square deal Give them a square deal Under the surface, as a pledge They’re hiding A new city plan with new city clones Over the lines, sharp angles No windings No slum of legs, new skin and bones So give them a loan Give them a loan Give them a loan Embryos are sighing Embryos are sighing So come on, come on, come on, Don’t Leave them alone… So come on, come on, come on Come on, come on, come on Come on, come on, come on, Don’t Leave them alone…
8.
Hi, you may calm down Those people in the picture sink So your smile sounds brutal In here there’s nothing left No career opportunities No dogma Hi, you may slow down Our cockaigne land is but a waist Of a special… A special formula With special golden rules Our dogma ? No dogma Ambitious and their silk youth Stuck here Fill the cups Of seared addicts, oh dear! Where and when they'll see the old dead buffalo? Where and when they'll meet the owner of the code? Where and when they'll taste the cooking of them all? Where the hell have all the good times gone? Yell out… Young vicious with your milk tooth Stop here Come fill the cups Of old MacHeath, oh dear! Where and when to be a lively buffalo? Where and when to meet the owner of the code? Where and when to taste the cooking of them all? Where the hell have all the good times gone? Yell out… The ambitious with his white youth Stayed here His desire of luxury Melt away to feed the deadly Soylent Green Where and when he saw the young dead buffalo ? Where and when he met the owner of the code ? Where and when he ate the cooking of them all ? Are some questions he got pretty close
9.
Rage Winds up White noise Rolls in I hear something blue Is it a renewal ? Or an old ritual ? Why do you copy ? It's way out of reach The rackbrain speaks louder than all their speaches what a joyful sound All around Louder each day The message is so dim, the voices roar too loud It's meaning is concealed to tight to loose a clear envoy All the mob is calling their words are so vain what a petty message I won't go this far By the light of a match I can't read I there's a key or a clue I'll just catch a glimpe Rage Winds up White noise Rolls in All around Louder each day
10.
Jaws 03:46
Why ride up on the shoulders of a dog when you can bark around? Why beg of us the coming of a cause if you can't name your friends? I know your commons I know the common needs of your fellow men And their claws Why underscore the limits of your plan when you got gold in hand? Why stay up for the bliss of the applause if you can’t tell your name? I know your commons I know the common needs of your fellow men And their jaws

about

Dix concerts au Japon fin 2015 ont clôturé deux années de tournée effrénées, après la sortie du salué dernier album de We Insist! (We Insist!, 2014), le premier du groupe parisien à paraître sur Vicious Circle. À l’issu de cette phase, le bassiste Julien Allanic quitte le navire, en ami, pour se consacrer à d’autres plaisirs. Il est remplacé par un ancien We Insist!, Julien Divisia. Suivent 24 mois de composition et répétition pour aboutir à ce nouvel album, Wax and Wane, qui sera enregistré en live au Studio Kerwax (Bretagne), en février 2017. Frédéric Martin-Bouyer assure le mixage et le mastering au studio Nibiru à Mareil-Marly (78).

credits

released September 22, 2017

Etienne Gaillochet: drums, vocals, loops, synth, acoustic guitar, timpani, mellotron
Julien Divisia: bass, vocals, guitar, mandolin, piano, mellotron, loops
Eric Martin: electric and acoustic guitars

All compositions by We Insist! except "Crack the Code" and "No Cockaigne for Young Men" by We Insist! and Julien Allanic.

Recorded at Studio Kerwax (Brittany), February 2017, by Christophe Chavanon, assisted by Marion Leclercq.
All vocals recorded at Afternoon Sessions (Paris), February 2017, by William Lopez.
Mixed and mastered at Studio Nibiru (Mareil-Marly), April 2017, by Frédéric Martin-Bouyer.
Produced by We Insist!

All pictures by Mariexxme.
Artwork by Vincent Velasco

© 2017 Orienté Bancal Productions / Vicious Circle

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We Insist! Paris, France

After hundreds of concerts, extensive touring in Europe and 5 albums, WE INSIST! have from the very the beginning shared the same desire to battle for new musical ideas. These ideas and goals are the main reasons for their uncommon longevity: WE INSIST! is more than a rock band, it’s a genuine musical project.

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