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VARN Industries: Songs Of HPVAC

VARN Industries: Songs Of HPVAC
This is the fourth VARN Industries album, recorded in 2002.

“This is the third and final follow-up EP to Volume I: 1984 Soundtrack. While different in style to everything before, it is also different to everything that follows it, because I then started smoking the reefer. This is what VARN Industries may have become otherwise, taking the earlier Orwellian themes to a cyber-punk way of thought. What if George Orwell had written 1984 today? Brian P. was a nerdy pain in the ass I knew in high school that sucked up to our computer teacher, who’s last name was Harvey and Fortres was the security system the school used. Hippie makes his first recorded appearance on his and Batrick’s remix of the title track.”
-MAN3

01. VARN Industries – A Meeting With King SysAdmin
02. VARN Industries – Imaginary Military Base
03. VARN Industries – Radio Signal
04. VARN Industries – A Meeting With King SysAdmin (TV Baseball With Computer Monitor Remix)
05. VARN Industries – GigaHurtz (Format C:\)
06. VARN Industries – Everything For Nothing (Batrick’s Trance Remix)

A Meeting With King SysAdmin [lyrics and music: MAN3] target: Brian P.; fascism: Harvey, Fortres . Imaginary Military Base [music: MAN3] . Radio Signal [music: MAN3] . A Meeting With King SysAdmin (TV Baseball With Computer Monitor Remix) [lyrics and music: MAN3] remix: Hippie, Batrick . GigaHurtz (Format C:\) [lyrics and music: MAN3] remix: MAN3 . Everything For Nothing (Batrick’s Trance Remix) [lyrics and music: MAN3] remix: Batrick .

Produced by MAN3 / Written and performed by MAN3, except as noted / Female vocals performed by Lucipurr / Music recorded and mixed @ [tracks 1, 2, 3 & 5 @ Gaga & Pappy’s Home, Tampa] & [tracks 4 & 6 @ Oak Manor, Tampa] / Vocals recorded and mixed @ Oak Manor, Tampa / 04-21-00: OthMajInc, ÿ / Thank you: my daughter Lilith, family, Batrick, Hippie, Lucipurr, The Mentor, 2600, Ma Bell, Black Crawling Systems, Break-Dance, Captain Crunch, Colazsto, Cult Of The Dead Cow, Cybertek, –aPantha’z PƈgzCÎntƉ£, Exodus 2.0, Phil Gates, HackerZ Hideout, #Hack Phreak, HACKZ©NE, Joseph Haun, The Inner Circle Crew (The Foo Master, SxE Monkey, Y2K), Steve Jobs, Jolly Roger, the Legion Of Doom, Lÿpht Heavy Industries, MacDaddy, the Masters Of Deception, Kevin Mitnick, Monk-E-God, PBS, People’s Freedom Association (p.k.a Anti Big Brother Association), Phrack, Kevin Poulsen, ProgWorld, ReQuEsT, Spydder Man, Team Bynary, tÈam ¯ption, Whacked Mac, Steve Wozniak, wYre / Original versions of “GigaHurtz” & “Everything For Nothing” appear on VARN Industries Volume I: 1984 Soundtrack / “A Meeting With King SysAdmin,” “Imaginary Military Base” & “Radio Signal” are outtakes from VARN Industries Volume I: 1984 Soundtrack / VARN Catalog Number: 0103 / “Art is dead. This is the new machine art.” – George Grosz /

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VARN Industries: Songs Of HPVAC

VARN Industries: As Seen On TV

VARN Industries: As Seen On TV
This is the third VARN Industries album, recorded in 2001. “In The Flesh” was originally performed by Pink Floyd.

“This is the second follow-up EP to Volume I: 1984 Soundtrack. Like “The Proles,” “As Seen On TV” was co-written by my brother Batrick, who contributed the first of many Batrick’s Spy Kit remixes. Magitek contributed a remix as well, and I did two remixes of “As Seen On TV,” a shortened version and an extended version, and a Resident Evil inspired “GigaHurtz” remix.”
-MAN3

01. VARN Industries – As Seen On TV (Instrumental)
02. VARN Industries – GigaHurtz (Umbr3llaCorp Mix)
03. VARN Industries – As Seen On TV (Numb To Violence)
04. VARN Industries – As Seen On TV (Commercial Break)
05. VARN Industries – In The Flesh
06. VARN Industries – As Seen On TV (Batrick’s Spy Kit Remix)
07. VARN Industries – As Seen On TV (Channel Surfing)

As Seen On TV (Instrumental) [music: MAN3, Batrick] additional programming: Batrick . GigaHurtz (Umbr3llaCorp Mix) [lyrics and music: MAN3] remix: MAN3 . As Seen On TV (Numb To Violence) [lyrics: MAN3/music: MAN3, Batrick] remix: MAN3 . As Seen On TV (Commercial Break) [lyrics: MAN3/music: MAN3, Batrick] remix: MAN3 . In The Flesh [lyrics and music: R. Waters] . As Seen On TV (Batrick’s Spy Kit Remix) [lyrics: MAN3/music: MAN3, Batrick] remix: Batrick . As Seen On TV (Channel Surfing) [lyrics: MAN3/music: MAN3, Batrick] remix: Magitek .

Produced by MAN3 / Written and performed by MAN3, except as noted / Music recorded and mixed @ [track 1 @ Chamberlain High school, Tampa & Carroll Grove, Tampa], [tracks 2, 3, 4 @ Gaga & Pappy’s Home, Tampa] & [tracks 5-7 @ Oak Manor, Tampa] / Vocals recorded and mixed @ Oak Manor, Tampa / Thank you: my daughter Lilith, family, Batrick, Lucipurr, Magitek, Capcom & The Umbrella Corporation, George Orwell, Pink Floyd, the Wachowski Brothers / Original versions of “As Seen On TV” & “GigaHurtz” appear on VARN Industries Volume I: 1984 Soundtrack / VARN Catalog Number: 0102 /

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VARN Industries: As Seen On TV

VARN Industries: The Proles

VARN Industries: The Proles
This is the second VARN Industries album, recorded in 2001.

“This is the first follow-up EP to Volume I: 1984 Soundtrack. “The Proles” was one of two tracks off Vol. I that was co-written by my brother Batrick. My brother Magitek makes his first recorded appearance with his remix of “The Proles,” along with two remixes I did. “Cast Silver” and “Shark’s Pet On A Leash” could both technically be considered Batrick’s Spy Kit covers, because Batrick and I had recorded earlier versions in 1999 using a karaoke machine and Sony Playstation and then edited them using Sound Recorder on a Windows 95 computer for a very early BSK demo cassette called Lawnboy: Welcome To Here.”
-MAN3

01. VARN Industries – The Proles (Instrumental)
02. VARN Industries – Praise The Ammunition
03. VARN Industries – The Proles (Half Cup Of Victory Gin)
04. VARN Industries – Cast Silver
05. VARN Industries – The Proles (Peon Mix)
06. VARN Industries – Shark’s Pet On A Leash
07. VARN Industries – The Proles (The Factory)

The Proles (Instrumental) [music: MAN3, Batrick] additional programming: Batrick . Praise The Ammunition [music: MAN3] . The Proles (Half Cup Of Victory Gin) [lyrics: MAN3/music: MAN3, Batrick] remix: Magitek . Cast Silver [lyrics: Batrick/music: MAN3] vocals: Batrick; backing vocals: MAN3 . The Proles (Peon Mix) [lyrics: MAN3/music: MAN3, Batrick] remix: MAN3; additional musical inspiration: Hippie . Shark’s Pet On A Leash [lyrics: Batrick/music: MAN3] vocals: Batrick; backing vocals: MAN3 . The Proles (The Factory) [lyrics: MAN3/music: MAN3, Batrick] remix: MAN3 .

Produced by MAN3 / Written and performed by MAN3, except as noted / Music recorded and mixed @ [track 1 @ Chamberlain High school, Tampa & Carroll Grove, Tampa] & [tracks 2-7 @ Gaga & Pappy’s Home, Tampa] / Vocals recorded and mixed @ Oak Manor, Tampa, except [track 6 interview segment recorded @ Nana & Papa’s Home, Tampa] / Thank you: my daughter Lilith, family, Batrick, Lucipurr, Magitek, Peter Benchley & Steven Spielberg, the carcharodon carcharias, Hippie, George Orwell / Original version of “The Proles” appears on VARN Industries Volume I: 1984 Soundtrack / VARN Catalog Number: 0101 /

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VARN Industries: The Proles

VARN Industries Volume I: 1984 Soundtrack

VARN Industries Volume I: 1984 Soundtrack
This is the first VARN Industries album, recorded between 1999 and 2001, with vocals later finally recorded in 2004.

“The concept behind this album was that it was the soundtrack to the novel 1984, written by George Orwell, though it ended up drawing inspiration from much more than just that single book. The lyrics were written in 1999 during a year-long binge on any anti-utopian literature (such as Fahrenheit 451, Brave New World, A Clockwork Orange, etc…), as well as literature about the Vietnam War, the Soviet Union and the first Gulf War (the second one hadn’t happened yet). The music was then recorded when I found a music-making program in my video productions class that I took home. Batrick made his first recorded appearance on this album, helping me with the music on a couple tracks. My long-time friend Joseph Haun co-wrote the lyrics for “An Anthem By Citizen 303” (his locker was #606) while we were in history class, where we first learned about the Frank Loesser song “Praise The Lord And Pass The Ammunition.” I actually decided to cover the song based purely on its title, having never heard the song or read its lyrics. The backing track is a overhauled version of the theme song for a show I did in high school called “The Ron & Rob Show.” Several other tracks also began as background music for high school video projects. An answering machine message from my mother is backmasked into the second track. I had a very different idea of how VARN Industries would evolve from what it ended up becoming, thanks in no small part to my introduction to marijuana after most of this album was done. ”
-MAN3

Part I: Emmanuel Goldstein
01. VARN Industries – Two Minutes Hate
02. VARN Industries – Assault And Battery Not Included
03. VARN Industries – As Seen On TV
04. VARN Industries – From The Outside
05. VARN Industries – Choose A Side
06. VARN Industries – Praise The Lord And Pass The Ammunition
07. VARN Industries – Everything For Nothing
Part II: Big Brother
08. VARN Industries – Prelude To The War
09. VARN Industries – An Anthem By Citizen 303
10. VARN Industries – The Proles
11. VARN Industries – New Year’s Revolution
12. VARN Industries – GigaHurtz
13. VARN Industries – Ten Day Course
14. VARN Industries – World War 3

Two Minutes Hate [created by MAN3] contains an excerpt from “USSR National Anthem” performed by the Russian Red Army Choir . Assault And Battery Not Included [lyrics and music: MAN3] . As Seen On TV [lyrics: MAN3/music: MAN3, Batrick] additional programming: Batrick . From The Outside [lyrics and music: MAN3] . Choose A Side [lyrics and music: MAN3] . Praise The Lord And Pass The Ammunition [lyrics and music: F. Loesser] . Everything For Nothing [lyrics and music: MAN3] . Prelude To The War [lyrics and music: MAN3] contains an excerpt from “Human Beings Are A Disease” [music: MAN3] performed by VARN Industries . An Anthem By Citizen 303 [lyrics: MAN3, J. Haun/music: MAN3] . The Proles [lyrics: MAN3/music: MAN3, Batrick] additional programming: Batrick . New Year’s Revolution [lyrics and music: MAN3] . GigaHurtz [lyrics and music: MAN3] . Ten Day Course [lyrics and music: MAN3] . World War 3 [lyrics and music: MAN3] .

Produced by MAN3 / Written and performed by MAN3, except as noted / Female vocals performed by Lucipurr / Music recorded and mixed @ [tracks 1, 3, 6 & 10 @ Chamberlain High school, Tampa & Carroll Grove, Tampa] & [tracks 2, 4, 5, 7, 8 & 9 @ Gaga & Pappy’s Home, Tampa] / Vocals recorded and mixed @ Oak Manor, Tampa / Thank you: my daughter Lilith, family, Batrick, Joseph Haun, Lucipurr, Atari Teenage Riot, Ambrose Bierce, David Bowie, Ray Bradbury, Anthony Burgess, the Dalai Lama, Zack De La Rocha, Food Not Bombs, Mohandas Ghandi, Richard B. Gregg, Forrest Gump, George Harrison, Robert Heinlein, Aldous Huxley, John & Yoko, Dr. M.L. King Jr., Frank Loesser, Nelson Mandela, Aaron McGruder, Michael Moore, Vince Navarro, Jonny “Crusher” Odermatt, George Orwell, Trent Reznor, The Ron & Rob Show, Gary Trudeau, the Wachowski Brothers, Walt Whitman, Rita Williams / VARN Catalog Number: 0100 / “If I could be reborn two more times, I would live again to do what I have done already.” – Nicola Sacco, shortly before execution /

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VARN Industries Volume I: 1984 Soundtrack

Lawnboy: Welcome To Here

Lawnboy: Welcome To Here
This is a pre-Beacon Meadows demo released on cassette tape by Lawnboy in 1999.

“Welcome To Here was recorded in the late 90s using an original PlayStation and a karaoke machine, then transferred from tape to a Windows 95 computer and edited with Cool Edit Pro 95 and then finally copied back to tape using a Sony Walkman with a mic input. At the time of this recording, Batrick was ten or eleven and I was fifteen or sixteen. Both “Shark’s Pet On A Leash” and “Cast Silver” were rerecorded for the 2001 VARN Industries album “The Proles”. The song listed as “Silicon Bliss” was rerecorded for the 2001 VARN Industries album “Songs Of HPVAC” under the title “A Meeting With King SysAdmin”, as well as in remixed form (courtesy of Batrick and Hippie) as “A Meeting With King SysAdmin (TV Baseball With Computer Monitor Remix)”. The fourth track, “Interview With The Umpire”, was actually sampled in its entirety and used as the intro for the 2001 version of “Shark’s Pet On A Leash”. “Interview With The Umpire” is a play on the title of the movie “Interview With The Vampire” and a reference to Batrick playing little league baseball at the time. Batrick wrote all the lyrics, except “Silicon Bliss”, which I wrote, in a composition notebook he and I used at the time to collect our poetry and lyrics. The album artwork, which was printed, cut and folded one at a time, was made in Paint using the font and an image from the Blizzard game Diablo. The title of the first track comes from a Bugs Bunny quote in the Merrie Melodies short “Transylvania 6-5000″. However, we saw it growing up in an edited form in the Quackbusters movie.”

-MAN3

01. Lawnboy – Walla Walla Washington
02. Lawnboy – Shark’s Pet On A Leash
03. Lawnboy – Cast Silver
04. Lawnboy – Interview With The Umpire
05. Lawnboy – Silicon Bliss

Walla Walla Washington . Shark’s Pet On A Leash [lyrics: Batrick/music: MAN3] . Cast Silver [lyrics: Batrick/music: MAN3] . Interview With The Umpire [lyrics: Batrick, MAN3/music: MAN3] . Silicon Bliss [lyrics and music: MAN3] .

Produced by MAN3 / Written and performed by Batrick and MAN3 / Recorded @ Nana & Papa’s Home, Tampa / Edited and mixed at Gaga & Pappy’s Home, Tampa / Lawnboy is brothers Batrick (vocals) and MAN3 (electronics) / Special thanks: Gaga & Pappy, Nana & Papa, Captain Skyhook, Magitek /

Meet Beacon Meadows… Batrick

Batrick is an untitledbatronica producer, props master and illustrator based in Tampa, Florida. He releases his solo material as Batrick’s Spy Kit. He is a member of Lawnboy (with MAN3) and Big Ass High Trees (with Jacque, MAN3 and Robert Oh). His brothers are MAN3, Magitek and Rorschacht Mitchell, his sister is Jennifer Miecz and his father is Captain Skyhook.