Reptoid EP

by Baba Yaga

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04:52
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06:24
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03:53
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05:02

about

Founded in the winter of 2015 in Oshkosh, Wi, post-stoner outfit Baba Yaga began after a chance drunken encounter between Taylor (guitar & vocals) and Steve (bass) at the local country saloon. After chatting about The Mars Volta and how Black Sabbath was really just a heavy blues band for the first few records, the two decided they should make music. Taylor invited Steve over to jam with him and his roommate, Scott (drums). The three quickly blended their nebulous influences--everything from Rush to Angel Olsen--into a unique approach to stoner-rock.

Their first release, “Reptoid EP”, is a concept album which takes place on Baba Yaga, here the name of alien desert planet. It follows the path of a nameless protagonist who has crashed landed on Baba Yaga in pursuit of his lost love, the Sorceress. Over the course of the album, the protagonist phases in and out of his haze as he searches for the Sorceress, who has been held captive by desert’s reptilian pharoah, Asiri. As the drama unfolds, the protagonist comes to the stark realization that he’s been trapped in a time-loop on Baba Yaga, living out the same endless search for millennia, doomed by the Sorceress’s curse, to eternally become the reptilian overlord of the desert planet.

While fantastic in plot, “Reptoid EP” explores the darker, self-destructive side of “stoner” culture and marijuana dependency. Far from being diatribe against marijuana use and stoner culture,
“Reptoid EP” explores the cycles of abuse, self-absorption, and the crumbling relationships which often result from living in a self-induced haze.

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released June 19, 2017

All songs written & recorded by Baba Yaga.
Track 3 was produced by Randy Darabosh.
All lyrics written by Taylor D. Waring, except track 7, which was co-written by Steven Stasek.
Recorded at The Sky Ranch.
Recorded, engineered, mixed, and mastered by Randy Darabosh.

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Track Name: sloburn
Left my head underground,
Slowburned my eyes away.

Blackened breath,
Fills my lungs,
Mouthless hole,
Filled with stars.

Dreaming of a future escape,
I swallowed your tears.
Now hope fills me with sand,
As I call out your name.
When the winds come, I’ll cry,
I will pray for rain.

I hear the voice, of the gods,
Telling me, “become the sun.”

So I burn myself alive…
So I burn myself alive…
Track Name: skeptik
All dressed up in spaceship white,
I found you deep inside
Your midnight garden,
Holding a rare new flower

I want to believe,
There’s nothing inside,
I want to believe,
In your holy tonight.

All dressed up in lizard green,
I clawed my way inside
Your midnight labyrinth,
To eat your strange new fruit

Open up your magnet arms,
Swallow me whole.
Open up your blackhole mouth,
Swallow me whole.

I want to believe,
There’s nothing inside,
I want to believe
In your holy tonight.
Track Name: asiri
Underneath a thousand feet of gold,
Awakens the ancient pharoah,
Hungry for his ancient throne
Stolen by the sky long ago.

Rise! Asiri! Rise!
Steal the heavens from the sky!
Rise! Asiri! Rise!
Steal the heavens from the sky!

Lashing out against the night,
Whispering forgotten codes,
Awakens the ancient pharoah
To reign on his scorched earth all alone.

Rise! Asiri! Rise!
Steal the heavens from the sky!
Rise! Asiri! Rise!
Steal the heavens from the sky!
Track Name: glyph
Somewhere underground,
A thousand voices stirring,
Under the ground...

Waiting for your distant memory,
Drowning in your wake.

Where will love be found?
Spoiled eggs are hatching
Under the sound….oh no...

Knee deep in your sweet distortion,
Drown me in your wake….

What have I become?
Creature? Reptoid?
Track Name: griever
I hear your swollen voice fading,
Aether wrought with the stars, falling…

Sorceress! Matron in white,
Guarded by fire, lost inside...

Matron, guardian in white,
Grieving the loss of your mind.
Matron, lost somewhere in time,
Grieving the loss of my mind.

I hear your swollen voice fading,
Aether wrought with the stars, falling…
Track Name: reptoid
Slow down, halo
The sun cut my eyes
Cold drift, lost time
A cavern of teeth

God's stapled to dragon wings
All teeth, no tail
Changing face, melting face
Slowly starts to fade

Unholy snake cleric
Stomps a strange earth
Build his pyramids
Bond them to gold

Reptoid, Lizard King
Where’s your crown?
Reptoid, Lizard King,
Where’s your crown?
Your crown?
Your crown?