Agnostic Funk

by Tics

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    second album of cologne based band TICS - post punk, black vinyl

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1.
01:32
SOFT PANIC go act like in front of a mirror look straight into your eyes let your thoughts get clearer now roll your shoulders tightly slowly bend a knee start shaking a hip lightly 25 min – no fee – friends of mine – playing tonight now take a sip with relish let its coolness fill you out let the world be embellished the evening star is showing start the day all over again drink up, let’s get going
2.
01:36
what are you gonna do when you get rich from one day to the other like a flick of the switch will your life be more than just a little itch what are you gonna do when you get rich hey, you can’t always do what your mom wants you to do you gotta follow your passion what are you gonna do when you get big you tear down all those walls till it makes you sick no opinionated voice won’t do the trick what are you gonna do when you get big what are you gonna do when you get hip your walk and your talk and no one gives a shit grab the money, run and quit what are you gonna do when you get hip
3.
02:24
yeah, you’re all guerilla in marketing, in policy in every other act you be as dirty as they come yeah, you’re all guerilla in style, in dress, your knowing looks as dirty as they come as clean and cozy as it gets yeah, you’re all guerilla in arrogance, in song and dance in romance, peace and love as dirty as they come
4.
02:16
5.
yeah, I know people who do hesitate because they want a world without national states one people’s only chance still is a nation grasp that and be patient a plight for peace on so many days fuel for the light in the darkness in so many ways use a sledgehammer to crack a nut show how sensitive you’ve got show you don’t ignore a blow show you don’t ignore a single shot
6.
02:21
in the early hours of the morning people tend to detect hopelessness in their own yawning whatever’s happened in their sleep been taken by a sweet caress right before dawning the monkey on your back tells you to run you focus, focus, step by step you win some, lose some whenever there’s a chance to flee optimize your identity it’s so easy to get boring the shadows long, the day to day is done quick check that nothing’s going on your batteries are low but you still run all you feel is gravity draining energy, back to sleep
7.
02:25
run of the mill daft run of the mill barmy I’m tired of idiosyncrasies especially when they bore me run of the mill barmy run of the mill daft if you’ve only got one pencil your life just stays a draft run of the mill daft run of the mill barmy I’m tired of idiosyncrasies especially when they hurt the ones that pull you from the dirt
8.
02:41
let us go below the sea underwater odyssey just a splash as we go deep a smaller step, a bigger leap dive, splash, body under water let the elements roll let us go below the sea underwater odyssey just a splash as we go deep a smaller step, a bigger leap let’s get tickled by the water go where corals glow and when the swell gets harder we will never know we sink down to unknown beaches we lay low, no voice can reach us do you remember how cozy the ocean bed feels do you remember how gently and lightly we reel do you remember the tide let us go below the sea underwater odyssey just a splash as we go deep a smaller step, a bigger leap

about

Without a chance of salvation only the the twitching of the restless legs brings to mind the grace and favour that have been granted. „AGNOSTIC FUNK“ is an invitation: Shake your hips after all! Eight snapshots of the common mindfuck can renew energies. But always forgoing transcendency: Funk played by TICS frees neither ass nor mind, it turns their social entanglements to the outside. Hanging on these threads the bodies fidget and crick their joints. The voice is no sovereign know-it-all, is reflected, doubled, annotated, counteracted by samples, echoes, vocoder scraps. Underneath, bass, drums and guitar get caught up in transformer-esque locomotions, keyboards and saxophones gum up to psychedelic streaks. This Funk is a reflex of the workaday delusion – and to the same extent resistance against its supple operation. A smitten wiggle, thrashing about out of necessity against the new fascist groove thang. Do something about it! 

„Stupidity can be cured by jumping around, by making faces, by songs played to the point, barely one longer than two minutes, infested with all the rubbish of the world.“, Jonas Engelmann described the musical outline of TICS in his article about the debut album (JUNGLE WORLD 2017/26). 



AGNOSTIC FUNK ist eine Einladung: Schüttelt die Hüften trotzdem! Acht snapshots, im alltäglichen mindfuck aufgenommen, wecken noch Energien. Doch immer ohne Transzendenz: Der Funk der TICS befreit weder „ASS“ noch „MIND“.

Er stülpt deren gesellschaftlichen Verstrickungen nach außen. Und an diesen Fäden zappeln die Körper und verrenken ihre Glieder. Stimmen spiegeln sich, werden gedoppelt, kommentiertund konterkariert von Samples, Echos, Vocoder-Fetzen. Darunter verhaken sich Bass, Schlagzeug, Gitarre zu Transformerartigen moves, Keyboards und Saxophon verklumpen in psychedelischen Schlieren. Der Funk der TICS ist Reflex auf den konstanten Wahn – und zugleich Widerstand gegen sein geschmeidiges Funktionieren. Ein getriebenes, notgeborenes Strampeln und Hampeln gegen das neue Fascist Groove Thang. Was dagegen tun! 

„Gegen die Dummheit hilft kontrolliertes Rumhampeln, Grimassenschneiden, auf den Punkt gespielte Songs, kaum einer länger als zwei Minuten, in die der ganze Müll der Welt eingedrungen ist.“ so beschrieb Jonas Engelmann den musikalischen Entwurf der TICS (JUNGLE WORLD 2017/26). 

credits

released March 1, 2019

add musician:
Karl Plato - Percussion
Lothar Burghaus - Saxophone
Mixed by Olaf Opal
Master: Daniel Husayn / North London Bomb Factory Mastering
Photo/Design: Frederic Lezmi
tomatenplaten 2019

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