Flour Headed Monster

by a Baker

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The human being is, too often, like a too quickly baked bread: basic ingredients are good but the result is uneatable; it is not a reason not to try harder.

A Baker's lyrics observe the characteristics of human nature: ambition, thirst for power, individual fulfilment, which, when the global nature of the species and its environment, the leniency, the equity and the respect are forgotten, become deviancies and bring dramatic consequences. All this added to the lack of responsibility and the will to find the culprit to blame rather than the cause to solve. That surely promises a bright future for mankind... The songs of Flour Headed Monster express this observation with feelings ranging from hope to rage, from disgust to tenderness. Without lapsing into misanthropy, this baker remains quite disillusioned...

A Baker had the chance to work on this EP with three excellent sound technicians, thanks to whom Four Headed Monster has gone out of the oven at the thorough cooking and at the well-balanced flavours. In spring 2016, a Baker invested the studio during three days. The idea was to record live, together in the same room, to keep the energy of the band as best possible. The studio, located in a nuclear shelter (that was at least needed), was partly taken over for the occasion and the cold reverberation of the concrete walls was involved to enhance Flour Headed Monster's general atmosphere. The vocals were re-recorded afterwards, so that we could handle them in a more elaborate way.

At the end of the session, six songs on ten recorded were kept and sent to mixing and mastering.

Nicely warm and straight out of the oven, the sick creations of this flour-headed monster are now ready to be tasted!

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released October 20, 2016

Written and composed by Olivier Verleye
Arranged by a Baker
Recording by Pierre Berset and a Baker @ PDJ Studio Cheyres
Mixing by Vincent Sudan
Mastering by Christoph Noth @ Fire Ant Music

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Track Name: Again
Again

What’s been said won’t never last
Personal needs against common acts
Again

Wet by teardrops the ashes of humanity
Try to grow in a slow agony
Again


Oh no I missed the train again
And hit the wall by plane again


Your shadow is gone while I seek for the sun
I can’t swallow this bone neither the mouth of a gun
Again

Now I'm scared about the voices in my head
Screaming :  « we are the only ones », no hope from outside
Again


Oh no I missed the train again
And hit the wall by plane again


My eyes are burning, my soul is in flame
When I try to love human
Who’s to blame
Track Name: Mikichi
Mikichi

Come and share a beer with the Devil
The angels are already drunk
But don’t accept some kind of deal
Because you will get fucked

The door is never close
And you can come in as you wish
This house is never empty
This house is full of noise


Mikichi my friend
You welcome me
At anytime
By your side


My friend lives here
To listen and feel he teaches
Don’t be afraid if your ears bleed
Because your soul is gonna be fed

Come and share a beer with the Devil
The angels are already drunk
But don’t accept some deal
Because you will get fucked


Mikichi my friend
You welcome me
At anytime
By your side
Track Name: Unknown Cause
Unknown cause

When the end of their lives silently calls
Trembling, the leaves start to fall
Through the wind like a whisper in the noise
Growing into a hurricane by unknown cause

The believers knee deep start to pray
The easy tellers door peep and start to say
The empty words of their judging soul
Growing into terror by unknown cause


The devil as fate is hidden in the details
We are trodding unsafe on the trail of death
And I laugh at the devil's face
And I laugh at the devil's face


When the weight of feathers is getting heard
Torn appart from the wings of the steel bird
Falling on the ground while losing its roots from the soil
Killing its own tree by unknown cause

The physiker watches deep and starts to analyse
The warmongers watch blind and start to criticize
What they don't know, sure to see with closed eyes
Growing into corruption by unknown cause


When evil melt easily with the good
The wallet full of money takes place of stomach full of food
Starving of needs the others don't have and judge as false
Growing into human misery by unknown cause

The philosophers think deep humbly try to understand
The owners dig deep in moving sand
Its golden grave but feed the vultures and eagles
Growing into distraught corpse by unknown cause


When the end of the world knocks on our door
We run to open it soon we'll see it's a wall
Deaf at consciousness we don't see passing the turtoise
Faster than the hare by unknown cause

The observers breathe deep not to leave a trace
The hunters breathe deep not to miss a breath
To prove himself his fake superiority
Forgetting he is an animal by unknown cause
Track Name: Organic Robots
Organic Robots

I am afraid to be humanized

Don’t try to buy my soul, I have only one
And I wish to keep it, so don’t take what I am
You think with your big wallet you can buy anything
But you can’t get me


Because we are robots
Organic robots


I am afraid to be humanized

We wish to see forward even if we are blind
We lean on technology but our wlll is weak
We want to recreate a reality which doesn’t fit us
Thinking is in vain if it does it for us


Because we are robots
Organic robots


Soon we’ll be afraid of rain
Because we don’t want to rust
And we will be alone
Because there’s no one to trust
Soon we’ll be afraid of fire
Because we don’t want to melt down
And we will wait longer
Before comes a new dawn
Track Name: Ebola
Ebola

One more disease on earth
And we know we are the cause
We don't mind the consequences
As long as it is in the third world
One more disease on earth
We get hidden in our house
And we build up iron fences
To keep out the sick ones


There is no vaccine against our illness
Even insane we want to keep it priceless
We dare to call it cleverness
Lights of mindare our blindness
The virus is human
And it won't longer last
Because human kills human


One more disease on earth
Trying to speed up evolution
We test our tries on population
Call it demographic regulation
One more disease on earth
The end will soon come
Trodding far from wisdom
We wish to build our kingdom


There is no vaccine against our illness
Even insane we want to keep it priceless
We dare to call it cleverness
Lights of mindare our blindness
The virus is human
And it won't longer last
Because human kills human


One more disease on earth
Keep on playing with the fire
Yes we are going to get burn
Asking Africa for some water
One more disease on earth
The patient is judge and guilty
For that there is no remedy
Nevertheless there is one maybe


There is no vaccine against our illness
Even insane we want to keep it priceless
We dare to call it cleverness
Lights of mindare our blindness
The virus is human
And it won't longer last
Because human kills human
Track Name: Trying To Be
Trying to be

Slow down little one and take it easy
The road is so long to become free
Free from your needs never fed
You’re feeling hungry and that makes you angry

The energy is gone it’s been given out
And never comes back so I scream and I shout
The mouth full of blood with its iron taste
Always not understood, the meaning can’t last


You feel as a muted man annoying the silence
Your concrete is sand that builds higher fence
My head is full of noise my way is a dead end
Convicted to lose, no more I can't stand

I wanna rest for once, the fight lasts too long
Talking makes me suffer, and the pain is getting stronger
You are not so weak but don’t know where to seek
They are not so bad you are just too sad


You are not so lonely
By yourself you’re trying to be


Don’t you wish it could change once


The energy is gone, it’s been given out
And never comes back so I scream and I shout
The mouth full of blood with its iron taste
Always not understood, the meaning can’t last

Slow down little one and take it easy
The road is long to become free