Modern Rituals

by Carne

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The french duo comes back with a new
album, Modern Rituals, plunging deeper
into the blend of noise and sludge already
settled on their previous release, Ville Morgue.
This new record expresses all their
skepticism and unease towards a society
where sarcasm and mediocrity became criterias
of appreciation if not values to be defended
at all cost. A society that constantly
and repeatedly broadcasts its own decay,
drowning masses in a sea of ignorance and
ready-made reflections.
Modern Rituals marks on a new step
in Carne’s methodical research of more
darkness, loudness and sombre psychedelism.
The repeated collaboration with Marion
Leclercq* (Mütterlein, Overmars) brings
a new approach and tighten the ropes
around the malaise pictured here.


released February 16, 2017

Featuring Marion Leclercq on "The End Of Us" and "Lord Less".

Recorded and mixed by Amaury Sauvé at The Apiary, Laval, FR.
Mastered by Nick Zampiello at New Alliance East, Cambridge, USA.
Artwork by CPG

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Coproduced with : Shove Records (IT), Poutrage Records (FR), Dingleberry records (DE), No Way Asso (FR), Ker Mess Noar (FR) and Drown Within Records (IT).


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Track Name: White Flag
White flags

Ironic masses craving for more
We crumble under words we ate and
couldn’t taste
We demonstrate under white flags, singing
anthems we don’t know
As silent as deaf, as silent as deaf, we cover
ourselves up in cynism
We drown in a constant flow
Not knowing what to read
We lose ground for a few words
Irony hardly shades our lack of interest
Readymade emptiness we only need to gulp
Track Name: Inked Mask
Inked mask

How hard can you try remove a mask
You’ve got tatooed on your face
Wearing a self-imposed grin won’t hide
The despise you feel, the hatred you keep
Tonight, we’re playing fools
Yet now, the trap’s on us
We’re laughing at our hypocrisy
Feigning it’s all dressed up
Boasting our own mediocrity
We gather hordes of followers
Staging this lack of will
We acknowledge our own failures
Tonight, we’re playing fools
Yet now, the trap’s on us
Track Name: Bad Tooth
Bad Tooth

Clenching its root deep inside my throat
Gulping down my anger
The acrid scent of resentment
Keeps you tamed for years and years
Feeding you / Drowning you
An uncured cavity I can’t seem to fill
So acute, so sharp, you won’t let me faint
Abusing me, over and over
A loose tooth in a decaying jaw
Feeding you / Drowning you / in a sea of bitter
I could keep you idle for years
Take you out / Wrest you
Pour the blood / you took away from me
Liberate / Obliterate
Track Name: The End Of Us
The End of Us

We, we have been captured
And we’ve been silenced
Trapped inside the invention
Of our destructive attraction
Ease the sickness, sickness, sickness,
we can’t cure
My love
This is the end of us
In our twilight days
As we’ve come to the saddest commentary
It was doomed from the start
Doomed from the start
My love
Altough it is bitter
This awful taste won’t last
And the blast will remain
I am leaving
I am leaving
I am leaving
You my love
This is the end of us
Track Name: Cloak

Beneath the cloak
Wearing shades of depsair
Prostate on the roads of numb
Vain attempts to build up
Fleeting palaces of self-esteem
Bleak witness of self inflicted failures
Excess of hatred bursting in storms of ire
Shred this cloth, tear it to pieces
Unveil your pale skin, spit this sewer of bile
Face it naked, face it naked, spit your
anger at me, and eat it back
Track Name: Collective Dictatorship
Collective Dictatorship

Don’t realize when you’re pushing the limits
Going too far
Impose your will on top of others claim
Give us a listen
Hijack the speech and ruin the debate
Won’t you admit it
Talking for hours and ruin the debate
Give us a break
I call it collective dictatorship
Shitloads of talking yet noone’s ever acting
Cherished ideals that you don’t even follow
Where does that lead you
Never admit that you might even be wrong
How can you not ?
Track Name: Northern Light
Northern light

Monsters of lave gazing their own reflection
In black mirros, placid lakes
A sky so heavy it leveled down
Every crater, every volcano
Mountain giants speaking a tongue of rocks
Shore reaching the warmth of night
Dripping over sky dancers dressed in white
Rivers of sand, sea of melted rocks
Can hardly water the pinkest of thistle
Streets vomiting a band of peacocks
Pissing rainbows on top of organ pipes
Wading through river of cods they ran
The phallic church comes in a geyser of
white flakes
Track Name: Lord Less
Lord Less

There’s this great word
To describe a girl
With a big mouth
But there are more great words
To describe you
And I have plenty
Well I have no king
I have no leader
Indeed I don’t need no saviour
Serving no master
But myself
She doesn’t need your venom
Pumping on her heartbeats
Thumping on her eardrums
Her ribcage
Her thrills are enough to beat you down
Make you lick her feet
Wish you could have her
Have her awkwardness
There’s this great word
To describe a girl
With a big mouth