TRAP

by Kid Mania

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Jacky Blue Note An escaped Archon Back from a jaunt to the Crab Nebula— Vapor Kid found him drunk in The Cobra’s Poison An ugly, little hole in the wall bar offa the Nightmare Strip. The Blue Note was flush with new paper Reality smugglin for the Andromeda Syndicate paid large Jacky, already hip to the inevitable, Clued the Kid to quantum movement Coordinates points in the two state simultaneous And dark politics influenced by the O.I. (Outside Influence). “Spankin new Divide and Conquer existence program Contracted and rolled out by Dremchak Incorporated. . . Chak bin preservin realities for the Algorithm of Sufferin Since Trinity back in ’45.” The Kid figured as much But Jacky had a line on another caper, Infecting first contact worlds With religion and calendars And the language virus. The Blue Note chuckled, “Ultimate control mechanisms, see. They be ours for the takin.” Linear Flow slipped, actuality as blurring color, Jacky using a bi-dialmeter “This dead planet be over. Let’s blow this popsicle stand,” He winked at the Kid, “And remember. . .no mercy for the enemy.”
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So it’s the Vapor Kid and Nicky 9 Strollin the Nightmare Strip Nicky’s a cute lil thing, a Blue Note protégé, A stowaway from an alternate Earth They’re castin long shadows on the empty street Like the only two souls still alive It’s a twenty-first century isolation lockdown And Nicky’s talkin easy money quantum entanglement Nicky sez the Blue Notes’s back on-planet For the calamity convention, For the black market bonanza Watchin the virus bring Opportunity and Death In equal measure And old time tunes drift from an opened window In a burst of nostalgia for moments never known The Vapor Kid and Nicky 9 Disappear into the lonely, urban sunset Just silhouettes on the concrete horizon
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[translation from Japanese] I am Kira. So what then? You're going to kill me? Are you sure that's what you want to do? It's true, that from a typical common sense standpoint, I represent evil, and you represent justice. But which of us is really making the world a better place? Robbery. Murder. Arson. I have erased hundreds, thousands of criminals. But that's all to protect good people. The evil you could not punish under your laws, I eliminated for you. All people have the right to pursue and find happiness. But all of that can come to a sudden end because of a handful of rotten humans. You've seen many such victims, haven't you? And it hurts every time, doesn't it? You've all felt frustrated by your helplessness, haven't you? Evil only begets evil. Malicious people are allowed to run rampant, spreading their wicked deeds. And weak people are crushed by that until they themselves begin to rot as well. Eventually, they begin justifying it all, if to nobody else, then to themselves. Sorry to tell you... But that's the world we live in now.
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Kid Mania - TRAP

Runtime: 53:09

With the horrific events and scenarios that have taken place over the past year, Kid Mania has found a wealth of inspiration, looking to the past to see how it represents our future. And boy is it a distorted future. TRAP is an album for forced homebodies, those that have been relegated to quarantine or laid off from their jobs. Although it wouldn't be entirely fair to say that this album is a direct commentary on the COVID-19 fiasco. Glimmers of our present shift in and out as Kid Mania travels a diseased world with The Vapor Kid and Nicky 9. And it's every bit as demented as it is shockingly fun.

TRAP, much like Kid Mania's other albums handling contemporary topics in abstract stories, pays respect to those affected. All the same, he understands the bizarre humor that comes with this lockdown as well as its psychological ramifications. The plague we're experiencing has been expanded to a galaxial scope with an unforgettable cast of characters in the form of his unique sampling palette. It seems like this all could have been avoided and the best cure is to sit back and laugh at the insanity.

TRAP is being presented in conjunction with the companion album SCAM. We'd encourage those that were engaged by the storytelling and messaging on this album to check that out as well.

キッドマニア “ T R A P ”
他の声があなたになりすましています。

ALL TRACKS PRODUCED AND ASSEMBLED BY KID MANIA
AT RK STUDIOS MAR – JUN 2020

SYNTH TREATMENTS ON ‘EOA’
BY JSUN BROCK AT GRIEVING ARTS

‘STRAY’ MIX ASSISTED BY NICKY 9

WORDS FOR ‘THE COBRA’S POISON’ AND ‘AGGREGATE’
WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY KID MANIA

COVER DESIGNED & EXECUTED BY KID MANIA

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‘Konec 1963’ originally appeared on the
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