extraordinary renditions

by dark actors

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released December 5, 2015

mixmaster john pennington
inspiration steve cobby
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available 04/12/2015 on hacienda records
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dark actors are running the other way: speaking directly rather than singing in metaphors, striving for simplicity among flammery, using a limited analogue palette in a digital blank canvas of possibilities.

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Track Name: black maria
neonicotinoids
eulogising massive amounts of tax avoidance whilst, simultaneously, demonising minuscule amounts of benefit fraud
university fees
the wars in Iraq, the falklands and afghanistan
transfer pricing
student loans
the murders of john smith and dr david kelly
the repeal of clause 4
the national lottery
extraordinary rendition
the independent nuclear deterrent
genetically modified products being allowed into circulation
mapeley fucking steps
cctv
mps' expenses
the alternative vote equals proportional representation lie
quantative easing
bus deregulation
the destruction of the coal industry and the criminalisation of miners
the stupidification of the nation
forcing old people to sell their homes in order to pay for their care
the taming of the bbc
the war on terror
the selling of national coaches and the rip off of their employees' pension fund
the bilderberg group
the trashing of the education system
the introduction of tazers
free daily newspapers
the privatisation of the nhs
tax havens
complicity in the lockerbie bombing
the selling of council houses
the photo-opportunity that 7 7 afforded
the hutton report
the labour party's realignment with neoliberalism
the selling of british gas, british telecom, british airways, british water & british rail
the use of management consultants and spads instead of the civil service
the flogging of our gold reserves
nuclear power
lcd tv: lowest common denominator television
the current development of lying on oath
the trilateral commission
pfi
the european arrest warrant
the usurping of freedom of information by commercial confidentiality
public sector workers going into the private sector untrammeled, unchallenged, unpunished
Track Name: waterboard
let's play with the waterboard
kidnap, imprisonment and torture

let's play with the attack drone
remote murder from the comfort of yer own home

maybe it's me suffering from crass complacency
maybe it's you letting them get away with the things that they do
maybe it's us taking everything they say on trust
maybe it's them

let's play with the tazer gun
make 'em dance! make it fun!

let's play with the cluster bomb
amunition that goes on and on and on

let's play depleted uranium
the wounds heal in the next millenium

let's play with the whitewash
the least happens to the ones that do most

maybe it's me suffering from crass complacency
maybe it's you letting them get away with the things that they do
maybe it's us taking everything they say on trust
maybe it's them
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Track Name: sheep
we must be fucking mad
do we really think they give a shit about us and our families?
or are they really in it for them fucking selves
remember 47 percent of 'em come from a privileged background
so what do you reckon us or them?

I mean. when will it start worrying us?
what needs to happen before we think enough is enough
and actually get off our arses and try to do something about it?
well it can't be state-sponsored kidnap, torture and execution without trial
because they're already fucking doing that and nobody so much as bats an ipad

we're all sheep
and we sell ourselves far too cheap
tweet your tweet and then go back to sleep
your compliance is a real treat

so what do we do about it? where do we start?
how do we mobilise entire generations that have been succoured into total submission
and get them to send a message that enough is enough
without actually expecting them to do anything?
is there a way to harness inaction, and make it action?
is there a way to achieve something, by doing nothing?

some say that If voting actually changed anything they'd abolish it
that whichever way you vote the governments always win
you see, they get their mandate through elections
so if this is how we give them their power
this is also how we can take it away
we simply stop taking part.

well, what if the next time they want our vote we all stay at home?
what if we refuse to endorse them until they radically change?
what if we turn our backs and watch the telly instead?
or read a book? or make love? or play a video game?
and what if we encourage everybody else to do the same?
what if they held a general election and nobody came?

we're all sheep
and we could at least start to bleat
time to wake up from your lovely sleep
non-compliance will have them beat

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