SUPERA​~​1

by Les Incoiffables

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Delivering on every broken promise, SUPERA~1 is an abridged release of the unfinished full-length debut Superamerica—suffocatingly dense chipmusic/rock with progressive and noise tendencies.

We begin with the distemporal arpeggiation of “Chinagraph” presaging the new Peking order. “Compass And Straightedge” takes up the white man's burden and reaps a new reward. A casual disregard for intellectual property rights allows for a surprisingly reverent cover of a decade-old J-pop classic we're calling 「愛する人はあなただけ」. The plunge into dangerously accessible territory continues with the heart-racing floor-shaking pseudo-disco anthem 「ドキドキ」. Affairs conclude and (re)capitulate with the post-rocketry of “von Braun”.

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released June 13, 2016

Written and recorded in Adelaide, Australia between 2012 and 2014 using an electro-acoustic ukulele and a Nintendo Game Boy with LSDJ.

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Les Incoiffables Adelaide, Australia

Minimal progressive chipmusic/dance/rock with a fondness for noise and bass. Made in Australia from local and imported ingredients. Currently based in Beijing.

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Track Name: Chinagraph
* A# - Fm - Cm#5 - Fm -

All we have is a grand complication
There's nothing left to save
Though our complexes sync
We're divided by our hearts

But not so long ago you know you came to me
You needed someone who would share the hate
Back then we were walking hand in hand
The future was ours

I'd never let anything get between us
When you needed me there
I'd give you anything you ever wanted
All you had to do was ask

But now the tables have turned and it's crushing me
The love is gone, and worse, you don't need me
Now there's nothing left, even though I try to tell myself
You're giving up too fast

But all we have is a grand complication
There's nothing left to save
Though our complexes sync
We're divided by our hearts

* Fm - Cm C#

* Fm - D# G#

Orient ourselves in a new direction
These subtle ties, it's a strange connection
But I need you and I know you know it
I need you and I wish I didn't

* Fm - Cm C#

[Unrecorded lyrics:]
新大陆是旧大陆 (The new world is the old world)
怀旧在杀死将来 (Nostalgia is killing the future)
Track Name: Compass And Straightedge
* Am C D G

* Am D Em Bm

The sun never sets on our British desires
The gun always takes what the heart requires
On the straight line running from the Cape to Cairo
The fates are imperial like a mile

And for protection from disease
We trade away the high frequencies
Although we glow under chemical rays
It's such a small price to pay

* Am C D G

* Am D Em Bm

The world isn't ready for self-determination
The bayonet's tip is civilisation
But still we cannot sleep at night
As the black turns slowly into white

Oh, the sun never sets on our British desires
And the gun will take what the heart requires
There's a red line running all around the world

* Am - Em -

But there's not enough gin in this tonic
And there's not enough quinine for the boys

* Am C D G Am - - -

But we're going to make things right next time, you know

* Am - Em -

But there's not enough gin in this tonic
And there's not enough blood in the Sudan

* Am C D G Am - - -

But we're going to make things right this time, you know
Oh, we're going to take the light and make it glow

* Am C D G

Go, take, kill, rape
It's for your own good

Go, take, kill, rape
We're doing what we should

...

Aim, shoot, run, loot
We're doing what we should

Roads (Rhodes), steam (Stanley), guns (tea), hats (gold)
It's for your own good
Track Name: ドキドキ(完璧コンプレックス ver.)
* G#m - E - D#m - C#m -

* D#m - A#dim B G#m - - -

* G#m - E - D#m - C#m -
Track Name: von Braun (instrumental)
[Unrecorded lyrics:]

* Em G C -

* Em - A - C B7 Em - Em - A - C D Em -

We have a future
But I know it won't last long
So lock the door and throw away the key
No-one's getting out of this alive

* Bm - Am - G - F#m - Em - D - C - Bm - Em -

No no no or yes yes yes
Is this what you wanted?
No no no
Nostalgia is killing the future

* Em G C -

* Em G Bm D Em - - -

* Em G C -

When I see the headline I've got to check it
When I see a deadline I've got miss it
When I see the Rubicon I've got to cross it
When I see a lever I've got to pull it

When I see an hourglass I've got to flip it
When I see a cute couple I've got to ship it
When I see a timepiece I've got to have it
Time, all our time, is ticking away

* Em G Bm -

* Em G C -

When the colours bleed through
And the picture's confused
When it's not all that you want it to be
The feeling's wrong and you cannot see
We're chromatic

* Em - A - C B7 Em - Em - A - C D Em -

We had potential
But it's the current that counts
And I'm sick of waiting for the cards to fall
It's time to pull the trigger on this thing

* Bm - Am - G F# Em - Bm - D - G F#7 A A6

I don't want to be together forever
'cause that's not long enough
And if time and space will keep us apart
Annihilation is our only hope

* Bm - A# - Am G D -

* Em G D C Em G D -

We can't wait for what the future holds
We want it now, we want it now
And we can't wait for the end of the world
We want it now, we want it now

No, we can't wait for the end of the world
We want it now, we want it now

* Em - C D