Bye For Now

by Flat Battery

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about

This EP was originally completed in 2015 and included remasters of Deliverance and The Electronic Menace from The Snow Angels (they've since returned to their original album as the whole thing got a remaster eventually).

Four years between this record and the last may seem a bit long, especially when this is only an EP. The thing was I'd moved to London from Johannesburg in that time, and I needed a while to adapt to life here. These were tracks created over those four years whenever I had the time, energy and inclination all at the same time.

As the title suggests, this EP is a farewell to the project Flat Battery, after nearly a decade of working on it. Perhaps for good.

For the last couple of years, I've been focusing my energy on two new projects: Rectifier (nearly ready for the first release) and Tricky Slave (still a way off). You can hear some stuff from the new project on Flat Battery's Soundcloud page for the timebeing: soundcloud.com/flatbattery

credits

released June 22, 2015

Liam Wiser (vocals, lyrics, guitar, programming and production)

Additional credits on White Eyes: Idunn Marijke Grevskott (lyrics, vocals), Tanguy Clavareau (guitar)

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Flat Battery London, UK

London-based one-man band originally started in Johannesburg, South Africa. Recording music since 2005, many genres and styles have been explored.

Liam Wiser, the person behind this project, also creates electronic music under the name Rectifier: rectifire.bandcamp.com
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Track Name: Funky Spookhouse (From-self Defense)
Givin' until you're old
The crooked claws of control are
Diggin' into your soul
You've got

Method, madness and boldness
Tunnel vision with goals, and
Somebody to hold
But on

Days when your head's a mess
Until the issue's addressed
You'll be frustrated at best
Give up!

At the first sign of despair, you're
Marching back up the stairs
To where you don't have to care
Too much!

-Now there is nowhere to run
From this ugly truth
That digging deep down inside
There is a lazier you

Pulling strings in your mind
Away from what you should know
Afraid of what you might find
If you would reap what you sow

Sometimes a craving for fun
Becomes a terrible dream, Un-
til just under the skin
So I can almost see

It's something hurting and cold
And tryin' to fight its way out
There is no sharing this load
You're gonna break yourself down...

...This is
From self-defense
This is
In your own head
This is
Not how to mend
This is
From self-defense

Another plan you devise
Believe in free enterprise
But all your dreams are just lies
You don't

Have any stars in your eyes
Or have your eyes on a prize
You don't want to have to try...

...This is
From self-defense
This is
In your own head
This is
Not how to mend
This is
From self-defense
Track Name: House
I danced alongside of reason
I heard whispers in my ear
I stared at my scars still setting in
I questioned why you are here

You, didn't vote for
You, didn't vote for
You, so get the fuck out of
My house

You, didn't vote for
You, didn't vote for
You, so get the fuck out

I fell in love with my character
Took in the melancholy charm
I blamed upbringing and religion
But now I know who you are

You, didn't vote for
You, didn't vote for
You, so get the fuck out of
My house

You, didn't vote for
You, didn't vote for
You, so get the fuck out

I built a temple inside my head
Where no one has to scream and shout, but
You're fixed on mixing it with the noise, so
Just get out

Get out

I didn't vote for
You, didn't vote for
You, so get the fuck out of
My house

I didn't vote for
You, didn't vote for
You, so get the fuck out

We didn't vote for
You, didn't vote for
You, so get the fuck out of
My house

We didn't vote for
You, didn't vote for
You, so get the fuck out
Track Name: Saturday
Mm that everything changes once in a while
I hope you'll change with me, stay here and smile

I won't pressure you
I won't look down on you

And don't think that I know everything
Trust me as far as I can be questioned
I can be questioned

Mm that everything changes once in a while
I hope you'll change with me, stay here and smile
Track Name: White Eyes (with Idunn Marijke and Tanguy Clavareau)
I no longer count.
Time goes by so fast,
When staring out...

No one sees me,
all they do is dance, and
All the bodies,
Floating,
Flying,
Dancing 'round with their white eyes.

Oh, I no longer live.
do no longer count.
Don't remember how to dance.
Dance around with my white-

I miss my white eyes.
And the bright red night.

Dancing 'round with my white eyes...
Dancing 'round my mind with their white eyes...

I remember when I danced.
We were all so pretty.
I was a star!
We were all so pretty!

In the red night,
with my white eyes.
The trees were pink and bright,
Now they all are green.

All I have now,
is the dark, silent night...

Dancing 'round with my white eyes...
Dancing 'round my mind with their white eyes...