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The Satanic 737 Mechanic Beautiful.
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TRANSCENDENT. Favorite track: Until I Kill the Beast.
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Deyphid Most raw emotions!!! Favorite track: Bloodletting (The Vampire Song) (War Mix).
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corrosiveabuser Sleazy cabaret electronica at its finest, and with a voice intoxicating enough to soothe any addict.
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Callum Gray After seeing Tara a couple of times with Gary Numan I was hooked , love the direction of her sound , conceptually new and moving
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Nick McLaren Trust me... you want this album straight away! It is a synthy, gritty, groovy masterpiece of 🔥! Next-level stuff right here.. Pure genius.
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rinzaibc Rivals Skinny Puppy, Panacea, et. al. in intensity, but with a distinctive - dare I say - feminine touch. Vocals, sound design, composition, and production are all top-notch. My most exciting musical discovery in years! Favorite track: Ruined Me.
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1.
War 02:17 video
Here comes your girl with the candy hands vinyl car stonewashed hair Here comes your man with a mind of meat sideways stare no decency And now we fight because it’s war Here comes your girl with the candy hands Stonewashed smile Stonewashed man And now we fight Because it’s war (just pick a side, pick a side)
2.
Carry me upon your back Mine’s breaking I will never feel the pain if you can Carry me upon your back Mine’s breaking I will never feel your pain I’ll never feel the same Left me for dead a little death Carry me upon your back Mine’s breaking I will never feel the pain like you can Carry me upon your back Mine’s breaking I will never feel your pain I’ll never feel the same Left me for dead
3.
Crawl on hot coals Walk on water Bathe me hellfire Take this girl higher In your body do you want me? Tell me priestess is this my wish? Beat down by heaven Damn your hellfire
4.
I could be a drunk in Santa Monica Roll me down forever to the sea I know All of the days I’d waste turning forever faceless Back into my love my Santa Monica I am just a star (in Santa Monica) I can see the beach the dolls with broken feet I tried my best the ice too heavy in my chest (sing now) Into the acid rain onto my face erase me Back into the cunt of Santa Monica I am just a star (in Santa Monica) O my little love Don't let it hurt anymore O my little dove Don’t let it hurt anymore I am just a star (in Santa Monica) (don’t wanna take my love to Santa Monica)
5.
There's a crack in the mirror And a bloodstain on my bed There's a crack in the mirror And a bloodstain on my bed Oh, you were a vampire And baby, I'm the walking dead I got the ways and means To New Orleans I'm going down by the river Where it's warm and green I'm gonna have a drink and walk around I got a lot to think about Oh, yeah Oh, yeah There's a rocking chair by the window Down the hall I hear something there in the shadow down the hall Oh, you were a vampire And now I am nothing at all I got the ways and means To New Orleans I'm going down by the river Where it's warm and green I'm gonna have a drink and walk around I got a lot to think about Oh, yeah They used to dance in the garden In the middle of the night Dancing out in the garden In the middle of the night Oh, you were a vampire And I may never see the light Oh, you were a vampire And I may never see the light
6.
Into my dirty soul may you step may you come Make me clean make me whole Just be gone this dirty soul Cut out my filthy heart felt like an act of war I can’t feel I can’t lust Let me rise victorious O my dirty soul All of my dirty soul All of my dirty soul All of my dirty dirty soul Black death engulfed my heart Beautiful evermore When I’m gone dust to dust you’ll have my rotten blood O my dirty soul All of my dirty soul All of my dirty dirty soul
7.
Open your mouth Drop into the sea I wanna drown & murder the seed There is no need no love lost for me Open your mouth, erase me & ruin me You ruin me I wanna run my mind off the road Ruin my head & ruin my soul The ministry screams The deity burns Bermuda hath borne the triangle You ruin me I am a blister at sunset I am as good as your world gets Though I’m with you I am loveless This is as good as this world gets, yes You ruin me I am a blister at sunset I am as good as this world gets Though I’m with you I am loveless This is as good as this world gets
8.
I See You 04:14
With me Without you My cold voice Blue and whole I wander on To see you You’re the stone I hold in my soul I shred my throat But I try to hope To see you Don’t drink her The monster The metal of my hell I see you Wander on with me Wander close to me So I see you Wander on with me Wander close to me So I see you Wander on with me Wander close to me Let me see you Please take all the loneliness take all the loneliness I see you Take all the loneliness Take all my loneliness I see you
9.
Without me the joy bleeds Lock me in my dungeon The metal of my hell God bless her the monster exploded her dungeon The metal of my hell The metal of my hell Without me the joy bleeds lock me in my dungeon The metal of my hell Burn the witch Burn the bitch Lock me in the dungeon The metal of my hell The metal of my hell You had it coming for a long time The metal of my hell
10.
You vanish like a phantom into the wall I worry full of heartache left here to crawl Wring out the pain from my heart Then drink then drown We crumble full of mistakes all things that rise will fall Somebody pushed the grease All up inside my teeth to let the words crawl out Let the words crawl out You’re nothing more than meat Just throw him to the beasts and let the words crawl out Let the words crawl out Until the eyes of apples drop to the ground Wait for the worms to choke me the orchard burns Piss back the rain to my heart Suck out the blood Thorazine come to eat me Dig out my soul Somebody pushed the grease all up inside my teeth to let the words fall out Let the words fall out You’re nothing more than meat Just throw him to the beasts and let the words fall out Let the words fall out Somebody pushed the grease all up inside my teeth to let the words crawl out Let the words crawl out You’re nothing more than meat Just throw him to the beasts and let the words fall out Let the words fall out
11.
Rats Rise 03:28
Debutante paws on my face Snapped my claws right into place Gonna hold her until I die until I die Snap my neck don’t let me bite don't let me bite In the mud I’m gonna lay... In the mud I’m gonna lay down in the mud In the mud I’m gonna lay down in the mud In the mud I’m gonna lay down in the mud In the mud I’m gonna lay down (& I’ll never kill again) Got a scream waiting in my throat try as I might I can’t spit it out Rats will rise look at them fly, look at them fly Rats rise up & eat the mice, they eat the mice Rats rise up Rats rise up To your face Rats rise up & they’re gonna kill again Rats rise up Rats rise up To your face Rats rise up never let em kill again
12.
Feel like I gave up today Feel life Meander & break We crashed the car that we made Left her dead on your wake Broken part of me Broken part of you Broken all of me to break part of you Feel like I buckle & break He cried “guide me to my grave” This life not lead into gold just my blood on the snow You broke me to my knees The devil sits with me until I kill the beast We fall alone Love begets love We fall alone Love begets another love My love begets another love We fall alone Love begets love We fall alone Love begets love We fall alone Love begets love We fall alone My love begets another love My love begets another love

about

"Ever-so-rarely an artist comes along to stir your subconscious and redefine the unconventional. I Speak Machine—the experimental music and audio-visual project of Tara Busch and Maf Lewis–is here to show us the way"
Liza Lentini, SPIN MAGAZINE, April 21, 2022


WAR brings Tara out from behind her fortress of synths and horror soundtracks and back to center stage as a songwriter and performer. Shapeshifting into a spiky-crowned, combat boot-clad banshee, the album sinks its teeth into themes of addiction and mental illness. The result is WAR - a dense, intense, thick-as-a-brick witch’s brew of vintage synths and machines, skull-bruising drums, and that voice.

For the making of WAR, Tara brought her works to Sheffield producer Dean Honer, one of the masterminds behind The E.R.C, All Seeing I, The Moonlandingz & I Monster, and producer of records by bands such as Add N to X and The Human League. Over the next 3 years, they co-produced WAR remotely between Tara’s Los Angeles studio and Dean’s Sheffield-based studio.

As one might expect, WAR recruits a fierce army of synths and drum machines in its production ethos - yet also welcoming into the fold satisfyingly incongruent elements such as woodwinds and both acoustic and bass guitar. Tara’s voice, the central storytelling instrument, is also pummeled and pitch bent, crunched through fuzz pedals and vocoders and even morphed into a vicious synth bass by Tara singing through her vintage Korg MS-20.

Vocal influences lean heavily toward Jim Morrison, David Bowie, Doris Day, Judy Garland, Poly Styrene & Grace Jones, while musical influences range from Add N to X to film composer legend, Krzysztof Komeda. Album highlights include the delirious, sarcastic love letter to Los Angeles, Santa Monica: “I tried my best/ the ice too heavy in my chest” and the spitting, tongue in cheek rage of The Metal of My Hell : “burn the witch/ burn the bitch...you had it coming for a long time”. The album closes with the broken peace offering, Until I Kill The Beast, where Tara offers a thinly veiled glimpse at addiction: “You broke me to my knees/ the devil sits with me/ until I kill the beast”.

credits

released April 22, 2022

All songs & lyrics written by Tara Busch
*except 1 & 10, written by Tara Busch & Kendra Frost, and 5 written by Johnette Napolitano/ Concrete Blonde
Produced, played & recorded by Tara Busch & Dean Honer
Mixed and Mastered by Dean Honer at The Bowling Green Studios, Sheffield U.K
Guest vocals on War & Santa Monica by Kendra Frost
Creative direction by Maf Lewis & Tara Busch
Cover Photo by Maf Lewis
Artwork by Needle Design
Crown & harness by Apatico
Comfort & counseling by Strelka “The General” Busch-Lewis

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