Ants In The Antennas

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"Ants In The Antennas" is the first release in a series of singles/video episodes that will ultimately compile PhotoSynthesizers' latest project, The World's Fair. The song was written in the summer of 2020 and is inspired by the power of collective consciousness working together to overcome the pandemics our society faces; COVID and systemic racial injustices against black and brown people. It is titled "Ants In The Antennas," because it relates this collective consciousness to the power of ant colonies; though seen as small, in reality, they are among the strongest. Additionally, these colonies of consciousness have the power to transmit to those on similar frequencies through silent signals, like ants' antennae or radio antennas. The song also explores Maurice and Josh's musical journey as PhotoSynthesizers, returning to their origin of song-writing as a duo.

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ANTS IN THE ANTENNA
Intro:(Skratch)
The transmitters
The ants in ya/antennas

Verse
Our camp/fire/amplifier/guitar/smashed
Kindle/assembled/Hip-Hop/the flint/rock/flash
A marksmen/arson/sparking/monument/ave
A writer’s/music/with lighter/fluid/that’s author’s/ash
Marble/rome/cobble/stone/zone/zombies
Mortgage/loans/model/homes/for the south army
Dead/carcass/the red/carpet/for kamikazes
Paparazzi/flown/over Nomes/and Noam/Chomsky
When chickens/come home to roost/recoop/yolk
Salute/parachute/boots/to wheelchair/broke
Children/of the corn/high/off fructose (fruit/toast)
A chitlin/circuit/swing/blue/notes/noose/ropes
Shoot/dope/herion/evoke/Scott-Heron
High/rank/on chevron/can’t buy/a tank/of chevron
Shell/rip/helmets/shrapnel/in melons
Metal/n tin/the medal/that’s pin/for nam’s/mail/bomb
Left futures/disposal/waste/landfill
Nuclear/Chernobyl/powerplant/spills
Debri/colonies/nest/under ant hills
Heart was the foundation/like Bret &/Anvil
Eighties/weapon/crack/house/Reaganomics/glass/plastic
77 black/outs the record/was redacted
Needle/serve/arms/coltrane/blow/vein/saxes
Now, needles/curve/arms/tracks/from vinyl/scratches
The transmitters/the transmitters(skratch)
We the ants/ants/in the/antenna (skratch)
Scratch/wars/back/forth/from plantations/niggaz
Chart/boards/art/of noise/the plant/blazing/sencha
App/store/rig/storage/apparatus/black/magic
Eye’s/swarm/to gadgets/with icons/from a stratus
Jump/updates/pump/fakes/enter/nets(internet)/basket
Our praise/worship/spray/the word/spit/iconoclastics
Splash/water/board/record/torture/allegories
Gag/order/the tabloids/tore/up categories
Walk/shoes/Denzel/back/gory/straps/Glory
Dead/presidents/rep/stories/hits/from depositories
Them gold/records/not measurements to weigh the craft
Efforts/voyager’s/message/played/phonographs
Mileage/recorded/stylus/performance/from set/staff
Band’s/metal/manifesto/reader’s/digest/magz
Strum/strings/with drum/machines/we conjure/verse
Run/streams/on Tidal/waves/search/sounds/to surf
Suns/burn/beneath/water/golden/molten/in the earth
No torched/skies/fourth of July/we show you fire/works
Use listen/to our fathers/n mothers/spin/numbers
Heir/apparent/air/on parents/the Menendez Brothers
Harpoon/ballrooms/volume/graduate/cylinders
Our farm/swarm/ bees/n beatles/Lennon/n RZA
Just remember!
The Ants In The Antenna ( Scratch)

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released January 15, 2021
Produced by: PhotoSynthesizers
Cuts and Scratches by Billy Nguyen

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PhotoSynthesizers Richmond

Photosynthesizers aka "The Ropes Of Dope" is a Hip-Hop Rock Duo out of Richmond, Va. consisting of Maurice "Barzencode" Osion (lyricist) and Josh Bryant (producer). Barz multilayered rhyme schemes with Bryant's hard-hitting production of 808s, guitars and synthesizers are a double helix of Hip-Hop and Rock swinging perfect timing to jump into other genres forming their signature sound. ​ ... more

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