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released November 11, 2014

Moimir Papalescu: Analogue & Digital Machines
Leon Stevenson: Vocals, Electronics, Guitar
with:
Tuzex Christ - Guitar,
Nikita Boy - Bass.
Jan Maxa - Bass

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Die alten Maschinen Czech Republic

Band is oriented towards electro, called by the band members Robo-pop. The virtual collab with the foreman of the legendary new-wave Devo, Gerald V. Casale, has developed from the initial testing on the vinyl "To Be Or Not" and album "Songs About Love And Machines" into a project which has produced the second official album Change. ... more

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Track Name: Der Plan
DER PLAN

Chained to the wall it's just not dignified
If people knew the secret they'd be terrified
Shipping out tonight on sector eleven
After a drink at a quarter past seven

Like an old dirty robot with a bad attitude
Drinking narcotic oil to get him in the mood
Like an old machine who's been there before
When time gets tight you know he knows the score

Went on a mission uncovered a plot
Smashing the evil in one final shot
Before he fly into space there is a place he gotta go
Bust a few heads just for the show

Like an old dirty robot with a bad attitude
Drinking narcotic oil to get him in the mood
Like an old machine who's been there before
When time gets tight you know he knows the score

Stolen the payload and fucked up the plan
Radioactivity is harmful to man
Jumped into his rocket and exploded into space
Nobody knew he saved the human race

Like an old dirty robot with a bad attitude
Drinking narcotic oil to get him in the mood
Like an old machine who's been there before
When time gets tight you know he knows the score
Track Name: Galvanized
GALVANIZED

Electric animal
It's understandable
Galvanized to life
A zombie cannibal

Dr.Galvani:
Shock you with my tazer
Rock you like a stone
We're better off together
I wanna take you home

Monster:
You got me jumpin' like a frog on a log
No more fumblin' around in a fog
because i'm crazy
You got me shooting sparks out of my head
Now I'm alive ,'cause I used to be dead
And I'm crazy
Track Name: Girl With The Iron Nose
GIRL WITH IRON NOSE

In the.. Year Twenty One 77
Don't really know if there's a hell or a heaven
This is the time of the post human bein'
Mutations, altered genes

She was out on a date but she didn't get far
She was ejected from a flying car
And when they tried to put her back together again
It didn't go exactly like the way they had planned

She was the girl with the iron nose
Everybody knows

A decision was made --she joined the machines
Trans-humanism became quite routine
And now she's back in her brand new clothes
Robotic arms and an iron nose

Now she's out on a date but she just can't stay
People stopped and stared or they ran away
It hurt her so much that she hid from sight
Smashing mirrors all through the night

She was the girl with the iron nose
Everybody knows

No one was going to stand in her way
Still she cried and she cried every day
And then one day she had to stand up and fight
She knew right then that it would be alright.

So she started to rock and started to box
Robot rock knocks them out of the sox
Became a super post human being
On the cover of a magazine.

She was out on a date but she didn't get far
She was ejected from a flying car
And when they tried to put her back together again
It didn't go exactly like the way they had planned

Who would have known this would be her fate
She's the rock superstar with the metal face plate
Given the grace of time and space
They will remember her beautiful face

She was the girl with the iron nose
Everybody knows

La la la
Track Name: Spark In The Dark
SPARK IN THE DARK

Robotic tribal signals from alien soil
Volcanic eruptions blister and boil
The rockets are ready, all systems are go
When we are ready we go with the flow

Gonna leave you with a question mark
I'm only looking for a spark in the dark
Little Sparky boy says wait and see
No scissors, no lighter, no problem for me

All I need is a spark in the dark

Winding up a mechanical toy
You had to be a genius for this to employ
Sparky shorted out and burnt the place down
Electric rider says we gotta leave town
come on.

All I need is a spark in the dark
Light it up
Track Name: Albatross
ALBATROSS

Hidden cities of ancient lost races
Lost and forgotten mysterious places
Visited , despoiled, in exploitation
And left in despair to die as a nation

Crossing rivers and Burning bridges
I don't know --if it's religious
Only left with a sad revelation
Still waiting for that love vibration

This is the story of a dime novel hero
Sold down the river and became a zero
A soldier of fortune with a cruel invention
He only did it for the attention

Hidden cities of ancient lost races
Lost and forgotten mysterious places
Visited , despoiled, in exploitation
And left in despair to die as a nation

Crossing rivers and Burning bridges
I don't know --if it's religious
Only left with a sad revelation
Still waiting for that love vibration

Back in the day he was a man for all seasons
Way back in time at the age of reason
Flying machines versus people on horses
Blessings and curses , invisible forces

Hidden cities of ancient lost races
Lost and forgotten mysterious places
Visited , despoiled, in exploitation
And left in despair to die as a nation

Crossing rivers and Burning bridges
I don't know --if it's religious
Only left with a sad revelation
Still waiting for that love vibration
Still waiting for that love vibration
Still waiting for that love vibration
Track Name: Living Machines
LIVING MACHINES

Living machines
Serve unto man
Fast as they can
Reversed their roles
Came to understand

What can you do about it
Why don't you talk about it
There is a thing about it
I know you wouldn't doubt it
I've been indoctrinated
The robot is related
Cause when I concentrated
My memory slipped and faded

Living machines
Have no remorse
In changing course
Break on through
In a line of force

What can you do about it
Why don't you talk about it
There is a thing about it
I know you wouldn't doubt it
I've been indoctrinated
The robot is related
Cause when I concentrated
My memory slipped and faded

Living machines
have no sympathy
no memories
self reflection just a parody
And they're free

What can you do about it
Why don't you talk about it
There is a thing about it
I know you wouldn't doubt it
I've been indoctrinated
The robot is related
Cause when I concentrated
My memory slipped and faded
Track Name: Nickle In Pickle
NICKLE IN PICKLE

I'm late for work
I'm in a pickle
I lost the keys to my car
I don't have a nickel
To my name
It's insane
I'm late for work
Take the train
I'm late for work
Train the brain
Why did they make me this way
Why did they make me this way?

Nickel in a pickle
Mutations overnight
The perfect combination
Of darkness and the light

You are a man
With a push button
Better not be
Startin' something

Take a bite
Of sour pickle
Your body starts to change
And it all starts with a tickle
In the gut
Your mouth is shut

Your mind is somewhere
In between
Man and machine
Juice on your chin
In a pickle green

Nickel in a pickle
Mutations overnight
The perfect combination
of darkness and the light

You are a man
With a push button
Better not be
Startin' somethin´
Track Name: Search The Moon Over
SEARCH THE MOON OVER

Uncanny super creature
Some say we're mutant freaks
We are the old machines
I am the h1 that speaks

We were left on a lonely planet to die
I got nothing left to get me high
Searched the moon over in the night sky
Out came the freaks in the blink of an eye

Printers and scanners
Chattering in binary code
Vacuum tube for a head
He carry one heavy load

Toasters, old appliances
Absolutely obsolete
Need a lot of love, that spark of genius
Comes rolling down the street

We were left on a lonely planet to die
I got nothing left to get me high
Searched the moon over in the night sky
Out came the freaks in the blink of an eye

Meanwhile on planet Earth
Who will survive
Who will survive?
Track Name: Old Tin Can
OLD TIN CAN

I saw a tin can looking like a human being
I couldn't believe what I was seeing
You never think he wasn't real not by a long shot
Synthetic drugs work well for robots

They were invented in the model of a human
Gave them a face like scary Gary Numan
I began to think that machines have feelings
The way they live in private is not so appealing

They come installed with a solid gold heart
Take them away and tear them apart
Shiver in the dark you're on a block of ice
Is he gonna talk? it's just a roll of the dice
Is he gonna make it?

Tossed him away like an old tin can
Left on the street with a bad drug plan
Memory banks are starting to fade
This robot junkie has got something to say
(what'd he say?)
Black market narcotic monkey junk shit pile
Metallic skin split shiny green like Krokodil
They'll leave your body in a back alley dumpster
Crumpled and broken like a beaten Herman Munster
Help me now.
{refrain}
Old Tin Can - was a wise old man
Soon became broken and hooked on dope
Old Tin Can - stand up again
Now he has spoken there's always hope.
Track Name: Freddie´s Always Ready
FREDDIE´S ALWAYS READY

Sex-robot, man machine
Doesn't matter what you call them they 'cause they always make the scene
Do what you please because they never ask why
And his picture's in the paper and he knows he's gonna die

Freddie's ready

Gotta work, like a slave.
Freddie's always ready in the home of the brave
Can't relax, never stop
Another junkie robot headed for the chop shop

Freddie's ready (Freddie's always ready)

Flesh and bone, mesh and wire
Freddie's always ready gonna take you even higher
Feel the surge, see him smile
Freddie's always ready to go that extra mile

Freddie's ready

Feel the tremor, underground
You didn't think that it could bring you down
Don't sleep, don't eat
Nervous fingers on the keyboard to hit delete

Freddie's Ready (Freddie's Always Ready)

Let it bleed, times get tougher
This machine has been exploited and been made to suffer
Deep space, dark tide
Your faithful servant has committed suicide.

Freddie's ready (Freddie's always ready)
Track Name: We Need Oil
WE NEED OIL

Tribal trouble on alien soil
Robot machines thirsty for oil
Sending them out as armed fighting forces
They're coming for your natural resources

We need oil we need oil
That's all I hear as I scrape and toil
We need oil we need oil
Ravaging the planet in a state of turmoil

Afflicted with pain addicted to pleasure
Destroying souls as a pastime of leisure
The darker the money the deeper the pose
Secret donors, undisclosed

We need oil we need oil
That's all I hear as I scrape and toil
We need oil we need oil
Ravaging the planet in a state of turmoil

Deep water spills and major disasters
Time keeps moving on faster and faster
Neighbours never forget their quarrel
God and guns or black gold in barrels

We need oil we need oil
That's all I hear as I scrape and toil
We need oil we need oil
Ravaging the planet in a state of turmoil