Industrial Chook

by Ensemble Formidable

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released April 13, 2012

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Ensemble Formidable Fremantle, Australia

Sounding like Django doing the charleston with Beyonce at a 1940’s Parisian rave, the 10-piece Ensemble Formidable is a fully live dancefloor doof-device featuring horns, strings, accordion, drums, electrojunk and synth. Barely squeezing onto stage, the chicken-driven machine brings you a rickety wall of sound made from factory-floor sweepings of swing, dubstep, klezmer, manouche, dub and tango. ... more

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Track Name: Industrial Chook
Industrial chook locked in a cage, cooped up so long, gets filled with rage
It bulges her eyes, it sharpens her beak, it floods her brain, it makes her weak
Now delirious power drips in her eyes, she's a beast maximised, beak in the sky
With alien intelligence she brings the pain, this injustice has mutated her DNA

Industrial chook locked in a cage
Cooped up so long was filled with rage
Woke up one day and went berserk
Her war cry: "bok bok bok bergerk!"

The mutation travels through her cells, expressing the rage she felt in her cell
There's no punches pulled, no victim spared, the warpath is littered with feathers and hair
Humanity failed her, took her babies away, broke her beak and her wings, locked her up in a cage
Now humans are the ones that are out for the picking cos Industrial Chook is now a free range chicken