The inertia of an accent at rest

by Motionless

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COLONIALISM (Ancient Mith) Heart without motion Beats still to beats Easier to keep our heads moving Than to concede and release To the paragon alliance That is the DTC I don’t feel like prying But I’m not feeling leaving it be I’m not denying somewhere along the way the shoe fell I guess I’m more insulted by the fear that I smell In the same air that I yell Parable tearing itself Apart at social function Low end crunching The stereo tell Fingers on keyboard Got you thinking that your egos close to you Like your enemies, like they should be If I’m the bad guy, why am I not there too Irony in the recipe of crack pot truth Laughing at me like the universe with robins and owls Soaring over me now but am I really the ground Thanks, to colonialism, I’m not sure who it is Or where to go from here, like calling your kid Telephone just rings, like it always did Attribute didn’t, unanswer to the dial tone it’s in Listen, it’s sin if it’s written to judge cover On some member when I was lover Broken shell other Birds in the sea Life is strange like that And I don’t mind being me Create of habitat Another ring of age below my bark Chalk off the dead branches With the biggest piece, make a guitar Learn how to play, not just pretend with airwaves Subdue the processors, for self they acclaim I’m not saying, I’m not saying, on grave meditating So there really is not time for a vacation And there really is no kind of a replacement And really is no time for this hasting People hurt themselves and you yell stop But you just gotta just let them People hurt themselves until they stop But you just gotta just let them People hurt themselves and you yell stop But you just gotta just let them People hurt themselves when you yell stop
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CHISEL OBSIDIAN (Demune) Transient Innocent The Muse is Promiscuous Chiseling Obsidian Fire and Discipline The Transient Innocent Transient Innocent The Muse is Promiscuous The Muse is Promiscuous Chiseling Obsidian Chiseling Obsidian Fire and Discipline Fire and Discipline The Hungry Giant defiant towards the kingdom, but not the towns the type of ogre that's regal but spits upon a golden crown suck the pond scum, lock the dungeon, shock the small ones, Rock the dumbs dumbs, and watch them flock in awe of the odd ones Grab the fishing net, collect more ingredients for the bitches brew shadows refuse to bring harm to the old witch that heals their wounds Cobble stone streets are easy on the feet of a homesick ghoul willing to trade anything if it meant that life would return to her soon Fallen angel under the familiar smell of starlight Washing his hands of heavens' sins and it's wars over our kind and in the deep chambers under the fortress dwell the demons who wish to one day escape servitude and the horror of their masters rule The Transient is Innocent The Muse is Promiscuous Chiseling Obsidian Fire and Discipline Transient Innocent Muse is Promiscuous Chiseling Obsidian Fire and Discipline An old rat teaches a young serpent about her tribes past Detailing his part in their slaughter as he begged for her wrath lycan and vampire reign under the same house ever since the human crusade to rewrite the past and destroy evidence and still yet, no matter how much blood my hands have shed Water nymphs that live within the forests streams will take me in wherever gargoyles are found, shape shifters are bound to be near both are weak when they sleep, rotating wakes to persevere foul trolls, speak and flow with open arms for a trade and just when you write them off they deliver the goods like a saint fire beasts take their tolls when they bicker over barters let the sirens voices fade in and sooth the fire starters Are you ready to summon the fireflies to the lighthouse for it's sundown, and the gun powder is spooking the night owls spread clouds of incense, the stench of battle is strong mastodons pull the dead, while the elven chant in song It always strikes a chord when lizard men weep in sorrow even the strongest warriors are shown no quarter by tomorrow not even demigods escape the grips of emotion falling prey to their pride when they champion mortal oceans The Transient is Innocent The Muse is Promiscuous Chiseling Obsidian Fire and Discipline Transient Innocent Muse is Promiscuous Chiseling Obsidian Fire and Discipline
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PROUD OR ASHAMED (Babel fishh, the BeastMaster and Edison) If our grandfathers could see us now they wouldn't know whether to be proud or ashamed. If our grandfathers could see us now they wouldn't know whether to be proud or ashamed. If our school teachers could see us now they wouldn't know whether to be proud or ashamed but we catch ourselves thinking about those things that no one else has ever thought about If our grandfathers could see us now they wouldn't know whether to be proud or ashamed. but we catch ourselves thinking about those things that no one else has ever thought about but we catch ourselves thinking about those things that no one else has ever thought about ohhh the motionless coaster less abolitionist on an afghan rug in a tower once again voice on feet less ground wings of junkies in jackhammers lies the annoyance of time we don't belong wrong to reap heats whore on tour treat each other depending on import resort to temptations reality but to breathe is to beg for life when we all step towards death lets lead out arms to teeter on toddlers tap shoed death to form the flesh and bitter bites test a tangle in societies twitch no peace in sleep call it a disease toss and turn to wiggle and worm this dishevelled shoe has a stench similar to sensitive eyes tomorrow will title today’s taxidermied ways an appendage sentenced to tuck your tongue back into a cannonball to collapse the jaws of of judgment inputs put out out puts without inputs without outs notes, and no known lonely disregard for chrome easels they stack on evaks bad spine sad takes recorded bang doors and 4 fingers left prints they sent children into to war for land mines portion points go without the back to track selfishness religion they've been giving up the virgin for the lie, blank to bad checks had mercy when they litter it but now we write to choke and false both sides of coin ointments they point to boy leaving while they can it grow claws to grow claws the boy chances to wave someone call me bird without the hollow bones to break and land weightless on the power lines find a fine to fine day. Blacken out the eyes alive wake where you lay them bring your pigs big stick terrorism that’s it the band aids bleed noted bleed notes band aids bleed notes bleed notes... subtle songs in a pile collected next to the rest I’m fencing with my festering fumbling fingers with force to the almost gone forgotten or swallowed and swept up passion a pawn off at half cost I cant think of one thing sacred anymore I’m forming the day with outtakes and the left behind and I’m fine with backing up my steps to the peninsula with pale breathe and the unkempt slue of ritual slander framed out structure all I get to do is weld it and make sure that she holds up a weather tight enclosure I am mostly water and tough skin the buckling breaker within flickers but holds its place for now keep close to your bedside rifle just one safe neighbourhood away from a prison shank making misery shine for the up comings maybe a blank schedule suits the warm path agenda a fake pattern to tap along keep your breathe. low life's learn take times turn .....no breathe... things burn burn burn burn burn
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GARDEN DWARVES (Pierre the motionless) I feel like I am stuck in a garden chair, at the mercy of these garden dwarves the sky is black it smells like revenge in the air, I can see blood in their garden eyes I understand I'm gonna have a bad time with this not kidding bare-chested dwarf While the dwarf judge is listing the charges against us my life is passing through my mind You are guilty you guys of motionless for having booked strange shows with left wing giants and tall guys with a loutish manner You are guilty you motionless guys for having cheated on the dwarves in order not to go and do your national garden service You are guilty you motionless guys for not being ashamed of making fun of all these illustrious plaster statues You are guilty you motionless guys for spreading love and being friends with not very commendable people Wow we got bitten, we got garden dwarves everywhere on ourselves, they are stealing our money, restraining our rights, spoiling our lives and burning our books, spoiling our lives and hunting our strangers spoiling our lives I hate these dwarves Never trust a garden dwarf Garden dwarves are hypocrites they always smile in front of you but fuck you behind your back, fuck you behind your back Garden dwarves are racist I have never seen a black garden dwarf Garden dwarves are sexist I have never seen a female garden dwarf Ne / ver / trust / a / gar / den / dwarf / no
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US ANYMORE (Thesis Sahib) New Jersey train to Newark This baggage is heavy and my feelings were real This wheel is broken in half And in my head is your unconfident laugh His smile was made, bought and paid, from another man’s hand and now you hold another man’s hand planned behind my fucked up smile and now I’m on the train Little broken wheel And the face that will reveal the way that I Umbrellas telling Me to question considered shelter This choice up front and your perfect teeth You've had it harder that's your belief Goodbye, this day is written on the back of your face And us wasn’t us anymore It’s been this way, for a long time And us wasn’t us anymore The dirt on my hands when I fix this wheel How dare you bring this energy into this place How dare we bring this energy into this place Pressed by the purpose sick how I fell into this trap again again again
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WHY MOTIONLESS (Pierre the motionless) Motionless because I spend most of my time producing beats in front of my PC with my instruments well installed on a stool on castors to ensure that I do not have to stand up when I need to go and have a beer Motionless because it is so not frenchie, enjoy this horrible accent, take it as a present I have nothing but my beats to offer, I have nothing but my beats to offer Motionless because I feel suddenly anxious when I try to work on a song with beats going over 90BPM, slow down, slow down, it's going too fast, slow down Motionless because I do not go to Canada, even if there is something in the air which makes your hip-hop better there Motionless because my life is motionless the only moving part of it is five year's old and is "motion-much more than-less" Motionless because I am a sort of television, never moving but with many things happening inside of it
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about

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Motionless’s first album, The Inertia of An Accent at Rest, creates a classic yet avant garde soundscape of heavy beats on pop, rock and jazz backgrounds. The band's unquestionable cinematic atmosphere weaves the album's main concept of opposing forces from start to finish. Like an original soundtrack from a movie where rage is confronted with softness, where audacity would be opposed to rigour, and where electronic and organic would only make one...


Based in France, Motionless ensured their entry on the international indie hip-hop scene would not be missed by inviting seven of its note worthy representatives to contribute vocals to the project. The album offers the incredible diversity that the genre has become, between the unique raps and technical virtuosity of Demune (Portland, Oregon), the implacable percussive phrasing of Ancient Mith (Denver, Colorado), the ground breaking melodic rap of Thesis Sahib (London, Ontario), and the nonconformist flows of BabelFishh, the Beastmaster, and Edison from the Papervehicle crew (California).


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Contact for booking and distribution: contact@ikoz.fr

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credits

released October 25, 2010

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All songs composed by P. De Brouwer aka Pierre the motionless except:
06: composed by P. De Brouwer / D. Monet / FX. Cumin / J. Fouquet
07 & 11: composed by D. Monet

All songs arranged by P. De Brouwer / D. Monet / FX. Cumin / J. Fouquet

Music performed by MOTIONLESS:
Pierre De Brouwer aka Pierre the motionless: Beats (except 03 & 06), bass (except 03, 06 & 08), acoustic & electric guitars, emulated piano and synths, emulated strings (except 07 & 11), lead & back vocals (on 02, 06, 09)
David Monet: Fender Rhodes Mark II, MiniMoog, Solina string ensemble on 11, emulated strings on 07, back vocals on 06
Jérôme Fouquet: Trumpet, Bass guitar on 03, 06 & 08
François-Xavier Cumin aka Fiskou: Scratches
Antoine Fournier aka Fourniax appears as a very special guest drummer on tracks 03 & 06

Vocals written and performed by:
01: B. Smith
02, 06 & 09: P. De Brouwer
03: A. Kualaau, X. Lyons
05: S. Huber, L. Shapiro & N. Dematteo
08: J. Kirkpatrick

All instruments and vocals recorded and mixed by Benoit Moritz (benturtle77 [at] gmail [dot] com) except:
01: vocals recorded by B. Smith
03: vocals recorded by A. Kualaau
05: vocals recorded by N. Dematteo & S. Huber
08: vocals recorded by Ando

All tracks mastered by Hervé de Kéroullas @ DK Mastering, Paris (www.dkmastering.com)

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