[AR17] God is a Praying Mantis

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The Axolotl 03:11
I wanna come to a final decision I wanna taste freedom deep under the sea I have to foil down the security fail My prison jar is damn well engineered Far from the sea I think there really is a way to escape If only I could jump overboard To dive into the screen just beside I would merely have to wait for a picture With coconut trees and white sand beach But I'm deadly scared to fall into a reality show
Oh! That’s enough! Oh! You don’t belong here! Oh! That’s enough! Oh! You can’t belong here! You’d put inside A flower ment to be razed Oh! That’s enough! Oh! That’s enough! Oh! You don’t belong here! « I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the » entire world « dream. I have a dream that one day this » world « will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed (…) to be self-evident: that all men are created equal. I have a dream that one day » this fucked up economic system filtering «  with the heat of injustice » filtering « with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice. » (Citation: Martin Luther King)
Paul the polar bear Was yamping on the cool ice floe He came across a giant billboard Emerging from his homesick dream He is thirsty The picture is a representation Of a humanized puffy bear Drinking a soda It was as if the whole sea ice Was peeled off the earth's crust To melt into the ad He is thirsty Paul the polar bear Is not an insipid teddy bear He could drink a child The heat, the dust, the smell of sweat The rocky ground under his feets That's unbearable to him So thirsty Suddenly the sky darken A huge fleet of sheeps pop up Surrounding Paul At last, here comes The Green Bears They are bringing back The whole sea ice
Hey men, sketches from my own How could... what could I say... I drew all of it, I caused our... my birth You'll rush my death Here is the nonsense That wastes my work I don’t know catechism or other « chisms » Black or white I can’t choose Between me and men's disasters Or I'll do have to erase Sketches from my own So myself with it And all of all with it And timeline could be re-written Without you and I my disappointing friends
You Platypus 04:48
Are you ready You platypus Are you shy To track the prey Beyond your plans He fell in love with you You just fucked him Are you hungry You tasmanian devil Are you enjoying The most beautiful day of his entire life He fell in love with you You just fucked him He hopes you will live with him forever Are you ready You platypus It's mating season Get out of your den
There's a rally point On the map says the cell Saddle Node Or an absorption Of the kind by the whole That's called The bifurcation As well as one plus one Can remain unresolved To be or not to be Is there an other solution Equilibria On the game says the cell Should not be broken Hysteresis Should not come, otherwise It's over
Disaster Hat 05:58
It’s all you’ve got Happy on your head To use a solid hammer hat The sky could fall on your head  It's all about tears Things that mesmerized you It’s all you’ve got Happy on your head To use an umbrella hat The ocean could break on your head Do you have a tornado Hat Winds, chasmes, vortices Could vaporize your body of flesh Did you buy a nuke hat To protect you from blasts Did you provide a tsunami hat Nature, fantoms and chemicals Could gang up against your being Don’t go without your iced age hat It’s all you need Serene on your heart To use a powerful hippy hat The hate could waste your happiness It’s all about fears Things that traumatized you
& 01:43
Widow Pigeon 04:04
A pigeon tells:
 His wife was flying to school Each day at play time
 To pick up any kind of crumbs She was always first on site One day she decided to walk To go there like rats
 For the sake of equality Crossing the road
 She was hit by a car
 Reaped by the sickle of death.
Ad Nauseam 04:08
Bills in line abreast Bills in line abreast Abysmal Hole After taste Of slavery Ad nauseam
It is why I come to paralyse I can show you sadest side It is when I cancel everyone When you don’t think that you fall It is why I call it The joke It is a joke i cannot spell, Angels… Legion of emotions I belong to the dark side It is a gateway that never ends As a weird open door, bizarre You lucky boy you don’t decide What is true , what is fine I’m choosin’ you but don’t realize You are cold and such a fool, Angels… Legion of emotion Will grow up to the dark Size I like it cause i’m an excentric fish On weightlessness This is why I come to paralyse I am slow to play the game, don’t you
Buzzing Fire 04:18
Into his brand new veranda The old man sits Thinking about insect stings And mosquito bites he is safe from A sudden burst of astonishment Takes hold of his body Fuzz on his arms, metamorphosis, weird. Into the mirror He's like a buzzing fire Now he is flying driven by hunger His sting is cutting through the air Looking for a juicy feast He is starving for blood Down from his flight He sees that the earth Is fire-covered Ubiquity of human kind Now what? He could poison it And so turn out the lights He is the venom himself He could fix the world He could give the shine back to stars And then he wakes up To die in the veranda


[AR17] God is a praying mantis

Salut, toi.
Aujourd'hui c'est vendredi. Vendredi 7 décembre.
Le premier album de Tifa's est là.

Oh, et si tu l'as raté vendredi dernier, il y a aussi le clip d'un autre morceau, que tu peux visionner ici : bit.ly/2r5gdrM

1er album, donc. Après [AR16], retour pour nous à des musiques plus organiques, plus électriques, où les vibrations proviennent sans doute plus de cordes que d'oscillateurs, et continuent à se propager.
Dans les textes des chansons, dans les histoires qui les voient naître, dans la fulgurance de l'énergie rock au milieu de l'échafaudage baroque des mélodies, dans le question-réponse du Pianet et des guitares, dans les visuels, dans les dessins d'Alexandre Paulmier, Angeline Gonzalez, Chloé Malard, Jérémy Barrault, Lucas Ottin, Ocx et Raphaël Chemin; dans la bande-dessinée.
Car il y a aussi une BD.
Qui accompagne, en physique, un album déjà disponible en physique.
Que tu peux te procurer aux tourbillons d'émotions que sont les concerts de Tifa's, ou en leur écrivant des mots doux ici : tifasband@gmail.com

Bref, nous sommes très fie.è.r.e.s de signer cette co-production avec Tifa's.

Cet album est le fruit du travail d'une trentaine de personnes; musiciens, sonorisateurs, dessinateurs et dessinatrices, graphistes, grands esprits et petites mains se sont relayées durant ces neuf mois pour donner naissance à un objet unique - un album dessiné, une bande sonore?

"Dieu est une Mante Religieuse.
Elle a créé, à travers l’art du dessin, tout ce qui est et qui existe,
la planète Terre et ses autochtones, y compris elle-même.
Elle s’est retrouvée comme ça, le pinceau à la main face à son chef d’œuvre.
Par d’incompréhensibles procédés tels que la pollution des airs et des sols, l’oppression des humain.e.s, l’extinction des espèces, et autres absurdités, sa création menace aujourd’hui de s’auto-détruire et d'assassiner la Mante.
Elle est donc confrontée à ce sacré dilemme : soit elle attends que ce qu’elle a créé finisse par tout annihiler et elle avec, soit elle efface tout avant que cela ne se produise.
Mais alors, elle risque de tout réduire à néant…"

On t'invite à la découverte de l'univers fouillé qu'est ce premier album de Tifa's.
Nous, on y retourne.



released December 7, 2018

Toutes les chansons sont écrites par Tifa's

Album enregistré et mixé par Mathieu Plantevin à Aussois et Blassieux

Mastering par Pierre Olivier

Conception graphique orchestrée par Jérémy Barrault

Dessiné et rédigé par Alexandre Paulmier, Angeline Gonzalez, Chloé Malard, Jérémy Barrault, Lucas Ottin, Ocx et Raphaël Chemin

Imprimé et assemblé à l'Atelier Fluo de Grenoble

Produit par l'Affect et Tifa's




L'Affect Records Lyon, France

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