Wax and Wane (2017)

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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).

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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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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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Track Name: Digital Fingers Glory
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
Track Name: Charley Runs Amok
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
Track Name: Crack the Code
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
Track Name: 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

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
Track Name: Liquid Rat Race
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
Track Name: Eerie Fables and Small Faces
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

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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
Track Name: All Modulors
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…
Track Name: No Cockaigne for Young Men
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
Track Name: Louder Each Day
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
Track Name: Jaws
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

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