Brain Storm

by Stinky Tofu 臭臭豆腐

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Stinky Tofu was formed in 2014 as an experimental looping duo out of Kaohsiung, Taiwan that incorporates elements from Reggae, Dub, Rock, Hip-Hop, Funk, Pop, and Electronic music to make their own musical style they refer to as Electro-Psych Funk-Hop.

The album was co-produced and mixed by Claudio S. Ramirez in Austin, TX excluding "Jupiter Flute" and "Gamelan Who". "Jupiter Flute" features Eddie Hsu on Chinese flute (笛子). Drums were recorded at Venue by Brooke Daye and guitar and vocals were recorded at Stinky Studios both in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan.

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released February 4, 2017

All songs written by STINKY TOFU
Co-produced and mixed by CLAUDIO S. RAMIREZ
Vocals & Guitar - SUBCONSCIOUS
Drums & Synth - SERIOUS STANK FU
Vocals & Guitar recorded by STINKY TOFU
Drums recorded by BROOKE DAYE at VENUE
Chinese flute (笛子) performed by EDDIE HSU
Album art by SAM SPIRES
Mastered by LANDR

Special credit and thanks goes to Brenda Sheffield
and all our family, friends, and fans.

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Stinky Tofu 臭臭豆腐 Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

Wandering through this fermented, ectoplasmic world the stank duo found each other and began seasoning thoughts and sounds until out came the acoustic child named, Stinky Tofu. Henceforth this force continues to spice our metasphere with hypnotic thoughts never before consummated by rational minds. ... more

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Track Name: Tiny Invaders
Lazzaro: Hey, what’s that over there?
Johann: What? Oh, that? I dunno. Oh, I think it’s a planet!
Lazzaro: Oh, really? Yeah! That’s cool! Let’s go check it out!
Johann: All right, man! Hey! Should we get the blasters?
Lazzaro: Yeah, get you blasters, shoot to kill!
[Laughter]
Johann: Blasters shoot to kill!

Lazzaro: Hey, I can’t find my blaster.
Johann: Uhmm…it’s… Lift up the seat, it’s under the seat.
Lazzaro: Under the seat? When did we put them there? I didn’t put my blaster there.

-instrumental-

Johann: You know, I’m really starting to like living here.
Lazaro: Yeah, I love it here! This place is great! Let’s live here for like eighteen millennia!
Johann: Sure, we’ve got tons of water, tons of moss. Let’s have a party here!
Lazaro: Yeah! I’m gonna go get the king!
[Laughter]

-instrumental-

Yeah, king of the tardigrades.
Oh right, humans and your primitive low-frequency hearing. Let me adjust my pitch…

Greetings Earthlings, I’m the king
of the Tardigrades,
For our next escapade, we’re going renegade!
If you’re not afraid you must need a hearing aid,
We withstand one hundred and fifty degrees centigrade,
call the fire brigade,
We’re here to invade, no way to barricade,
Get yourself some medicaid,
You’re about to be unmade,
Take some deadly night shade,
Tiny Invaders, a bio-hand-grenade,
Watch out!
We’re the Tardigrades!

One-hundred fifty degrees, we don’t sweat it.
Minus 2-7-2, yeah? I’ll bring a sweater.
We’re the Tardigrades,
Don’t forget it. Yeah!

You call us ‘Water Bears’?
You monkeys without hair,
Big lumbering brutes
Caught in our snare!
We’re microscopic, baby!
Standing at five-hundred micrometers!
In the void of space,
Don’t need no barometer.

Six-thousand atmospheres of pressure
…Never been fresher.

illin’ wit’ sea kraken in the Mariana Trench
Don’t need no space ship,
adjustable wrench.
Chillin’ wit’ the Yeti
On the Himalaya
Repair our own DNA,
Don’t hate the playa.

Go for decades without water,
Like Lazarus, back to life.
A century later, we’re smarter,
Too small to cut with a knife!

Extreme dehydration?
Extreme chemicals?
Extreme radiation?
Baby, we’re extremophiles!

Yeah, tardigrades!
Yeah, tardigrades!

New York Times said, “The Tardigrade: Practically Invisible, Indestructible ‘Water Bears’”

Recognize your tiny invaders.
Track Name: Deep Like You
- - Bada-bada bing bada-boom -

Thought you’d come too late
but instead you come too soon,
You’re a lunatic
just a-howlin’ at the moon.

Don’t mean a thing
if you sing out of tune.
‘Cause everything you do is
bada-bing-bada-boom.

Bada-bing bada-boom

Flow like water,
Burn like fire,
Burn like truth.

Blow like wind,
Deep like earth
Deep like you.

Tell me how it is
you dance on top of bamboo?
You got this look in your eyes
you’re about to break through.

You’re a kung-fu master
and you’re head’s on askew.
But everything you do is
bada-bing-bada-boom.

Bada-bing bada-boom

Flow like water,
Burn like fire,
Burn like truth.

Blow like wind,
Deep like earth
Deep like you.

Think you got what it takes
well then make no mistake
We’ll erase the cosmos
and the whole human race.

Nothing but you ’n me
floating in space.
But just in case
you might wanna bring that bass.

Yeah, bring that space bass.
Yeah, bring that space bass.
Yeah, bring that space bass.
I love the kinda music that will melt off ya face.

[Instrumental]

Thought I was gone
but you managed to get through.
Thought I was gone
bid the whole world adieu.

Thought I was gone
now I’m coming home to you.
‘Cause everything you do is
bada-bing-bada-boom.

Bada-bing bada-boom
Bada-bing bada-boom

Flow like water,
Burn like fire,
Burn like truth.

Blow like wind,
Deep like earth
Deep like you.

Deep like you.
Deep like you.

Bada-bing bada-boom
Bada-bing bada-boom
Bada-bing bada-boom
Track Name: Gone a Long Time
I’ve been gone a long time,
You’ve been losing your mind.
I’m out on the road again….

Back in the day, we had our own say,
Made of our own clay, We made our home our own way, but today we’re disowned…

Say, thought you had what it takes,
Thought you’d never break,
never get caught, impaled on the stake,
My mistake. Should’ve done a double take,
Known that gleam in your eyes
Would be with you always, or ’til the day you die anyway.

Back then, getting lost in the woods, things were good,
not what we should,
But keepin’ our grades up, the creatures you made up,
We just played tough, now your door stays shut.

You had so much potential, no need for credentials,
Always essential, alive, instrumental,
So influential, your experimental lies became exponential
Nothing monumental, seemed inconsequential
But a part of you died, ’n I was never resentful
After all, what are best friends for?


I’ve been gone a long time,
You’ve been losing your mind.
I’m out on the road again….

I’ve been gone a long time,
You’ve been losing your mind.
I’m out on the road again….

Yeah, I’m out on the road, I do whatever I’m told
I told myself I wouldn’t listen to nobody else,
So that’s what I do, I listen to my own self,
My own heart, my own part,
fill it with my own smarts, my own self…

And I flip that card.



I’ve been gone a long time,
You’ve been losing your mind.
I’m out on the road again….

When I was little, I used to be fickle,
Didn’t to nibble on pickles,
Didn’t know life was so brittle,
My mind, a trickle, became a stream when I listened to “Ripple.”

When I was young, thought it was fun
Thought we could outrun a herd of deer
Like a bull run, Sneak attack squirt gun,
Backyard, we swung,
Cryin’ when the bee stung,
Listenin’ to my mother tongue,
So far away now her song goes unsung.

I’ve been gone a long time,
You’ve been losing your mind.
I’m out on the road again….

I’ve been gone a long time,
You’ve been losing your mind.
I’m out on the road again….

I’ve been gone a long time,
You’ve been losing your mind.
I’m not coming home again!



I’ve been gone a long time,
You’ve been losing your mind.
I am on the road again…

I’ve been gone a long time,
You’ve been losing your mind.
I am coming home for you.
Track Name: Synthesize
Give me some feedback, I feel like there’s distortion boostin’ my brain into overdrive,
The chorus echoes, reverberations of overtones start to strobe and pulse and flange in my mind.

Life’s a process - It’s time to equalize.
Life’s a process, a road, a journey, you know that - It’s time to harmonize.

IIIIIIIIIII want to synthesize.
IIIIIIIIIII want to realize.
IIIIIIIIIII want to synthesize.
IIIIIIIIIII wonder what’s in your mind.

Vibrato, mind modulation like an auto-wah, auto-funk, auto megaphonic fuzz.
Compression, no limit to the harmony, harmonize, equalize, synthesize, No time to delay…

Automatic double-tracking, acoustic synth backing,
Noise suppression, deep regression into radio impressions,
Switch back, power stack, sustain zero attack,
Transformer, tube warmer, set phasers to burner.

Come alive, realize, it’s time to synthesize.
Nanobots, cosmonauts, powered by sun-spots,
Biotech, discotheque, smashing the bottleneck
Transform, tubes warm, set brain to storm.
Track Name: No Problem
When you’re staring’ at the phone,
And you’re feelin’ like I’ve got no room inside my skull
for anymore of this town.

When you’re feelin’ like you’re peaking over the wall
Of the establishment,
but you can’t figure out what it is.

When the music changes shapes
And you know you can’t make no mistakes,
you start to erase everything in your identity

When you’re out there all alone
And you don’t know where your home was before
You discover, you can make another one

You see through the lies,
There’s no problem
Now that you truly realize.

You see through the lies,
And you know there’s no problem
As long as you truly realize.

You’ve got this look on your face
Like you’ve figured out that you’re in the right place
But just at the wrong time.

You’ve got this look in your eye
Like you realize that you’ll never die
If you go along with this in the meantime.

Allow me to disabuse you
Of all the things that you
Used to be used to.

When you usin’ another
Like you thought they were your lover
But you don’t really care for them like you used to.
Well then that’s the truth.

You see through the lies,
There’s no problem
Now that you truly realize.

You see through the lies,
And you know there’s no problem.
As long as you truly realize.
Track Name: 跳舞 (Tiao Wu)
你去 表演,
你很興奮。
你聽很好聽的樂團。

這裡的觀眾
非常高興。
每個人都開始搖頭。

歌手問你
大家好嗎?
非常好你回答!

你的朋友
都在這裡
每個人都準備好要跳舞。

每個人都可以跳舞,
每個人都可以唱歌。
每個人都可以跳舞,
每個人都可以唱歌。
每個人都可以跳舞,
每個人都可以唱歌。

每個人都可以跳舞,
每個人都可以唱歌。
每個人都可以跳舞,
每個人都可以唱歌。
警察經常來,我們還是會在。

每個人都可以跳舞,
每個人都可以唱歌。
每個人都可以跳舞,
每個人都可以唱歌。
每個人都可以跳舞,
每個人都可以唱歌。
每個人都可以跳舞,
每個人都可以唱歌。
警察經常來,我們還是會在。

(pinyin lyrics)

Nǐ qù biǎoyǎn,
nǐ hěn xīngfèn.
Nǐ tīng hěn hǎotīng de yuètuán.

Zhèlǐ de guānzhòng
fēicháng gāoxìng.
Měi gèrén dōu kāishǐ yáotóu.

Gēshǒu wèn nǐ
dàjiā hǎo ma?
Fēicháng hǎo nǐ huídá!

Nǐ de péngyǒu
dōu zài zhèlǐ
měi gèrén dōu zhǔnbèi hǎo yào tiàowǔ.

Měi gèrén dōu kěyǐ tiàowǔ,
měi gèrén dōu kěyǐ chànggē.
Měi gèrén dōu kěyǐ tiàowǔ,
měi gèrén dōu kěyǐ chànggē.
Měi gèrén dōu kěyǐ tiàowǔ,
měi gèrén dōu kěyǐ chànggē.

Měi gèrén dōu kěyǐ tiàowǔ,
měi gèrén dōu kěyǐ chànggē.
Měi gèrén dōu kěyǐ tiàowǔ,
měi gèrén dōu kěyǐ chànggē.
Jǐngchá jīngcháng lái, wǒmen háishì huì zài.

Měi gèrén dōu kěyǐ tiàowǔ,
měi gèrén dōu kěyǐ chànggē.
Měi gèrén dōu kěyǐ tiàowǔ,
měi gèrén dōu kěyǐ chànggē.
Měi gèrén dōu kěyǐ tiàowǔ,
měi gèrén dōu kěyǐ chànggē.
Měi gèrén dōu kěyǐ tiàowǔ,
měi gèrén dōu kěyǐ chànggē.
Jǐngchá jīngcháng lái, wǒmen háishì huì zài.