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Chris Korda // Not My Problem, I'll Be Dead 12"

Chris Korda // Not My Problem, I'll Be Dead 12"

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2023" released in May 5 by American transgender techno artist Chris Korda.

Includes 4 techno songs full of satire but floor-friendly.

The following is a commentary by the writer himself.

"I spent nine months writing the "Not My Problem, I'll Be Dead" EP, starting with "Have a Good One" in January 2022. Contrary to my 1 album "Apologize to the Future". I gradually realized that I was writing, I wanted to tell the other side of the story of that album, the side I know best, having lived through it.

"Apologize to the Future" begins with the question, "How will future generations see us?"They will bitterly resent us for causing the climate catastrophe and bringing them to hell on earth.Luckily, our graves are under the sea and we won't be able to spit on them.

In contrast, "Not My Problem, I'll Be Dead" begins with the question, "How does the current generation see the future?" and is told from the perspective of the perpetrator.Yes, it's about us.One more spoiler: We're too busy partying, shopping, and updating profiles to worry about future generations.Earth is in trouble, but we are having a good time!

"Baby Batter Bingo" was inspired by the work of the French economist Thomas Piketty, so I'd like to hear him play it.The hero boasts of winning the genetic lottery and consuming a lot of champagne and caviar during the new Gilded Age.By the way, "baby batter" is American slang for semen. "Also, 'The little people' refers to Leona Helmsley, who famously said, 'Only little people pay taxes,' before going to jail for tax evasion.

"We played hardball, and you lost," were the words police said after Rodney King was severely beaten in the 1992 Los Angeles riots.The chorus, "I'm tired of winning," mocks Donald Trump's 2016 campaign promise, "We're going to win so much, you may even get tired of winning."The neoliberal slogan "A rising tide lifts all boats" is reminiscent of Apocrypha's "Let them eat cake", which symbolized aristocratic arrogance in pre-revolutionary France, with "Cake gonna slide down their throats". Parallel.The title track was inspired by my father, who used to end discussions on climate change with the words, "It doesn't matter to me, I'm going to die."Last Christmas, I gave you a t-shirt bearing the immortal quote of Louis XV, "Après moi, le deluge," and I'm sure you're wearing it proudly.

"Have a Good One" is a caricature of conceit and entitlement.The song also makes fun of astrology, which I despise.Because astrology is disempowering and based on a cosmology that was debunked in the early 16th century. The refrain The heart wants what it wants is related to Woody Allen's paraphilia, but was originally written by Emily Dickinson.

"Awesome On Mars"I wrote this in a taxi from the airport in Vienna to the hotel.That's the DJ life.The song was inspired by Elon Musk's enthusiasm for colonizing Mars.I imagined Elon Musk, the richest man in the world at the time, recreating Las Vegas on Mars and building a miniature Eiffel Tower.Of course, there should be a statue of him in the spaceport. "Cruise the Strip in an Electric Hovercar" satirizes both technological utopia and Musk's car company.

The "Not My Problem, I'll Be Dead" EP is full of grim parody and has been compared to the work of 16th-century French icon François Rabelais. , mostly rhyming, but more uptempo and dancefloor friendly.All songs are complicated polymeters as usual, but "Baby Batter Bingo" is 4/4 and 3/4, "Not My Problem, I'll Be Dead" is 17/4, and "Have a Good One" is 5/4. 35, "Awesome on Mars" uses a dominant time signature, 4/XNUMX. "

Labels and other works Click here for more information. ///Click here to see more YYK No Label releases available at Tobira.

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Tracklist:

A1: Baby Batter Bingo
A2: Not My Problem, I'll Be Dead
B1: Have a Good One
B2: Awesome On Mars

YYK No Label:

"Chris Korda returns with her provocative EP, “Not My Problem, I'll Be Dead,” a brilliant counterpart to her acclaimed 2020 release, “Apologize to the Future.” The EP delves into the mindset of present generations, shedding light on their self-centered pursuits through Korda's unique artistic vision.
“Baby Batter Bingo” – A masterfully crafted track inspired by Thomas Piketty, featuring references to Ayn ​​Rand, Marina Abramović, and Leona Helmsley, encapsulating the essence of a new Gilded Age.
“We played hardball, and you lost” – A powerful homage to Rodney King, critiquing Donald Trump's campaign promise and neoliberal slogans, exposing aristocratic arrogance with Korda's razor-sharp wit.
“Not My Problem, I'll Be Dead” – The title track, inspired by Korda's father's dismissal of climate change, showcases generational apathy through King Louis XV's quote, “Après moi, le deluge,” presented with Korda's signature flair.
“Have a Good One” – A brilliant satire on smugness, entitlement, and astrology, featuring the poignant phrase “The heart wants what it wants,” associated with Woody Allen and Emily Dickinson.
“Awesome on Mars” – A humorous and imaginative take on Elon Musk's ambitious Mars colonization plans, complete with a miniature Eiffel Tower and a statue of Musk himself, brought to life by Korda's creative genius.

This EP is a testament to Chris Korda's remarkable talent, brimming with biting satire, insightful commentary, and dancefloor-friendly tracks. Complex polymeters and unique time signatures further enrich the experience, showcasing Korda's exceptional skill."

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Artist statement / Liner notes:

"I wrote the “Not My Problem, I'll Be Dead” EP over a period of nine months, starting with “Have a Good One” in January 2022. It gradually dawned on me that I was writing the opposite of my 2020 album “ Apologize to the Future.” I wanted to tell the other side of that album's story, the side I know best, having lived it.

“Apologize to the Future” starts from the question “how will future generations regard us?” and it's told from the point of view of the victims, meaning young people, and especially people who haven't been born yet. Spoiler alert: They will bitterly resent us for causing the climate catastrophe and condemning them to Hell on Earth.Luckily our graves will be too far underwater to spit on.

In contrast, "Not My Problem, I'll Be Dead" starts from the question "how do present generations regard the future?" told from the point of view of the perpetrators. Yes, that means us. Another spoiler: Future generations are screwed, because we're much too busy partying and shopping and updating our profiles to worry about them. re having a lovely time!

“Baby Batter Bingo” is influenced by the writings of French economist Thomas Piketty, and I hope he gets to hear it. Its protagonist brags about winning the genetic lottery and consuming champagne and caviar by the boatload in a new Gilded Age. “There's no such thing as the common good” is associated with Ayn Rand, “Who's gonna stop me?” is from self-obsessed Serbian artist Marina Abramovi?, and “The little people ” refers to Leona Helmsley, who infamously said “Only the little people pay taxes” before being sent to prison for tax evasion.

“We played hardball, and you lost” is what the police said to Rodney King after giving him the savage beating that sparked the 1992 Los Angeles riots. The chorus “I'm tired of winning” mocks Donald Trump's 2016 campaign promise “We' re going to win so much, you may even get tired of winning.” The neoliberal slogan “A rising tide lifts all boats” is juxtaposed with “Cake gonna slide down their throats,” echoing the apocryphal “Let them eat cake” that epitomized aristocratic arrogance in pre-revolutionary France. The title track was inspired by my father, who has ended many discussions of climate change with the words “not my problem, I'll be dead.” Last Christmas I gave him a T-shirt emblazoned with King Louis XV's timeless quote “Après moi, le deluge” and I'm sure he wears it proudly.

“Have a Good One” is a caricature of smugness and entitlement. It also lampoons astrology, which I despise because it's disempowering and based on a cosmology that was proved false in the early 16th century. is associated with Woody Allen's paraphilia, but was originally penned by Emily Dickinson.

I wrote “Awesome on Mars” in a taxi on the way from Vienna airport to a hotel. Such is DJ life. The song was inspired by Elon Musk's enthusiasm for colonizing Mars. He was the world's richest person at the time, and since the rich love otentatious displays of wealth, I pictured him replicating Las Vegas on Mars, complete with a miniature Eiffel Tower. Of course there'd be a statue of him in the spaceport. “Cruise the strip in electric hover cars” satirizes both technological utopianism and Musk's car company.

The “Not My Problem, I'll Be Dead” EP seethes with brutal parody and has been compared to the work of 16th-century French iconoclast François Rabelais. Like “Apologize to the Future” it's vocal-heavy and mostly in rhyme, but it's more up-tempo and dancefloor friendly. Though all tracks are in complex polymeter as usual, they have predominant time signatures, with “Baby Batter Bingo” in 4/4 and 3/4, “Not My Problem, I'll Be Dead ” in 17/4, “Have a Good One” in 5/4, and “Awesome on Mars” in 35/4.
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Artist: Chris Korda

Label: YYK No Label

2023" released in May 5 by American transgender techno artist Chris Korda.

Includes 4 techno songs full of satire but floor-friendly.

The following is a commentary by the writer himself.

"I spent nine months writing the "Not My Problem, I'll Be Dead" EP, starting with "Have a Good One" in January 2022. Contrary to my 1 album "Apologize to the Future". I gradually realized that I was writing, I wanted to tell the other side of the story of that album, the side I know best, having lived through it.

"Apologize to the Future" begins with the question, "How will future generations see us?"They will bitterly resent us for causing the climate catastrophe and bringing them to hell on earth.Luckily, our graves are under the sea and we won't be able to spit on them.

In contrast, "Not My Problem, I'll Be Dead" begins with the question, "How does the current generation see the future?" and is told from the perspective of the perpetrator.Yes, it's about us.One more spoiler: We're too busy partying, shopping, and updating profiles to worry about future generations.Earth is in trouble, but we are having a good time!

"Baby Batter Bingo" was inspired by the work of the French economist Thomas Piketty, so I'd like to hear him play it.The hero boasts of winning the genetic lottery and consuming a lot of champagne and caviar during the new Gilded Age.By the way, "baby batter" is American slang for semen. "Also, 'The little people' refers to Leona Helmsley, who famously said, 'Only little people pay taxes,' before going to jail for tax evasion.

"We played hardball, and you lost," were the words police said after Rodney King was severely beaten in the 1992 Los Angeles riots.The chorus, "I'm tired of winning," mocks Donald Trump's 2016 campaign promise, "We're going to win so much, you may even get tired of winning."The neoliberal slogan "A rising tide lifts all boats" is reminiscent of Apocrypha's "Let them eat cake", which symbolized aristocratic arrogance in pre-revolutionary France, with "Cake gonna slide down their throats". Parallel.The title track was inspired by my father, who used to end discussions on climate change with the words, "It doesn't matter to me, I'm going to die."Last Christmas, I gave you a t-shirt bearing the immortal quote of Louis XV, "Après moi, le deluge," and I'm sure you're wearing it proudly.

"Have a Good One" is a caricature of conceit and entitlement.The song also makes fun of astrology, which I despise.Because astrology is disempowering and based on a cosmology that was debunked in the early 16th century. The refrain The heart wants what it wants is related to Woody Allen's paraphilia, but was originally written by Emily Dickinson.

"Awesome On Mars"I wrote this in a taxi from the airport in Vienna to the hotel.That's the DJ life.The song was inspired by Elon Musk's enthusiasm for colonizing Mars.I imagined Elon Musk, the richest man in the world at the time, recreating Las Vegas on Mars and building a miniature Eiffel Tower.Of course, there should be a statue of him in the spaceport. "Cruise the Strip in an Electric Hovercar" satirizes both technological utopia and Musk's car company.

The "Not My Problem, I'll Be Dead" EP is full of grim parody and has been compared to the work of 16th-century French icon François Rabelais. , mostly rhyming, but more uptempo and dancefloor friendly.All songs are complicated polymeters as usual, but "Baby Batter Bingo" is 4/4 and 3/4, "Not My Problem, I'll Be Dead" is 17/4, and "Have a Good One" is 5/4. 35, "Awesome on Mars" uses a dominant time signature, 4/XNUMX. "

Labels and other works Click here for more information. ///Click here to see more YYK No Label releases available at Tobira.

----------------------

Tracklist:

A1: Baby Batter Bingo
A2: Not My Problem, I'll Be Dead
B1: Have a Good One
B2: Awesome On Mars

YYK No Label:

"Chris Korda returns with her provocative EP, “Not My Problem, I'll Be Dead,” a brilliant counterpart to her acclaimed 2020 release, “Apologize to the Future.” The EP delves into the mindset of present generations, shedding light on their self-centered pursuits through Korda's unique artistic vision.
“Baby Batter Bingo” – A masterfully crafted track inspired by Thomas Piketty, featuring references to Ayn ​​Rand, Marina Abramović, and Leona Helmsley, encapsulating the essence of a new Gilded Age.
“We played hardball, and you lost” – A powerful homage to Rodney King, critiquing Donald Trump's campaign promise and neoliberal slogans, exposing aristocratic arrogance with Korda's razor-sharp wit.
“Not My Problem, I'll Be Dead” – The title track, inspired by Korda's father's dismissal of climate change, showcases generational apathy through King Louis XV's quote, “Après moi, le deluge,” presented with Korda's signature flair.
“Have a Good One” – A brilliant satire on smugness, entitlement, and astrology, featuring the poignant phrase “The heart wants what it wants,” associated with Woody Allen and Emily Dickinson.
“Awesome on Mars” – A humorous and imaginative take on Elon Musk's ambitious Mars colonization plans, complete with a miniature Eiffel Tower and a statue of Musk himself, brought to life by Korda's creative genius.

This EP is a testament to Chris Korda's remarkable talent, brimming with biting satire, insightful commentary, and dancefloor-friendly tracks. Complex polymeters and unique time signatures further enrich the experience, showcasing Korda's exceptional skill."

++

Artist statement / Liner notes:

"I wrote the “Not My Problem, I'll Be Dead” EP over a period of nine months, starting with “Have a Good One” in January 2022. It gradually dawned on me that I was writing the opposite of my 2020 album “ Apologize to the Future.” I wanted to tell the other side of that album's story, the side I know best, having lived it.

“Apologize to the Future” starts from the question “how will future generations regard us?” and it's told from the point of view of the victims, meaning young people, and especially people who haven't been born yet. Spoiler alert: They will bitterly resent us for causing the climate catastrophe and condemning them to Hell on Earth.Luckily our graves will be too far underwater to spit on.

In contrast, "Not My Problem, I'll Be Dead" starts from the question "how do present generations regard the future?" told from the point of view of the perpetrators. Yes, that means us. Another spoiler: Future generations are screwed, because we're much too busy partying and shopping and updating our profiles to worry about them. re having a lovely time!

“Baby Batter Bingo” is influenced by the writings of French economist Thomas Piketty, and I hope he gets to hear it. Its protagonist brags about winning the genetic lottery and consuming champagne and caviar by the boatload in a new Gilded Age. “There's no such thing as the common good” is associated with Ayn Rand, “Who's gonna stop me?” is from self-obsessed Serbian artist Marina Abramovi?, and “The little people ” refers to Leona Helmsley, who infamously said “Only the little people pay taxes” before being sent to prison for tax evasion.

“We played hardball, and you lost” is what the police said to Rodney King after giving him the savage beating that sparked the 1992 Los Angeles riots. The chorus “I'm tired of winning” mocks Donald Trump's 2016 campaign promise “We' re going to win so much, you may even get tired of winning.” The neoliberal slogan “A rising tide lifts all boats” is juxtaposed with “Cake gonna slide down their throats,” echoing the apocryphal “Let them eat cake” that epitomized aristocratic arrogance in pre-revolutionary France. The title track was inspired by my father, who has ended many discussions of climate change with the words “not my problem, I'll be dead.” Last Christmas I gave him a T-shirt emblazoned with King Louis XV's timeless quote “Après moi, le deluge” and I'm sure he wears it proudly.

“Have a Good One” is a caricature of smugness and entitlement. It also lampoons astrology, which I despise because it's disempowering and based on a cosmology that was proved false in the early 16th century. is associated with Woody Allen's paraphilia, but was originally penned by Emily Dickinson.

I wrote “Awesome on Mars” in a taxi on the way from Vienna airport to a hotel. Such is DJ life. The song was inspired by Elon Musk's enthusiasm for colonizing Mars. He was the world's richest person at the time, and since the rich love otentatious displays of wealth, I pictured him replicating Las Vegas on Mars, complete with a miniature Eiffel Tower. Of course there'd be a statue of him in the spaceport. “Cruise the strip in electric hover cars” satirizes both technological utopianism and Musk's car company.

The “Not My Problem, I'll Be Dead” EP seethes with brutal parody and has been compared to the work of 16th-century French iconoclast François Rabelais. Like “Apologize to the Future” it's vocal-heavy and mostly in rhyme, but it's more up-tempo and dancefloor friendly. Though all tracks are in complex polymeter as usual, they have predominant time signatures, with “Baby Batter Bingo” in 4/4 and 3/4, “Not My Problem, I'll Be Dead ” in 17/4, “Have a Good One” in 5/4, and “Awesome on Mars” in 35/4.
 "

Artist: Chris Korda

Label: YYK No Label