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False Eyes 04:09
False Eyes (lyrics © Mojdeh) The moth wasn't always a winged face It didn't always perch, or fly or outstretch its fierce fly-ers False eyes a-gaze, hunger Self protector, self knowing She evolved from the burrow She evolved from the hiding place (chrysalis) From the quiet hunger (from the quiet hunger) The kind that would make the body consume itself (reform) She is all secrets And secrets And secrets And secrets And she prays to the east (Allah?) But yearns for the west (Allah?) And many men will not live (Allah?) Her desperate tries to save her children (Allah?) And mystical dance and dancing follicles and mutter-moving antennae until she quietly finds home in the wing-folds of many fly-ers fierce "Such light" The many bends a-flutter The many morphed and ever morphing bodies promising to rise near the flame to meet her While family burns in wait As the West’s refuge fled These secrets are hidden She folds fabric modest before each prayer Even in the occupied camps she removes her shoes One woman wrapped in an entire platoon of men They will always promise to protect her Slips in with insurgents to save our men (but what of her safety) Slips in with insurgents to save our men Her husband fears arachnid men Patient as their thirst grows for her settle into soldiers’ web, insurgents’ web They have secrets "So many secrets" While family burns in wait As the West’s refuge fled She prays for her family to be refugees in another place soon but son knows what insurgents do (Allah?) when they find who's who Bringing the occupiers to their fighting flames We become the fire's promise as we hover before its gaze We are all pulled to the flutter of the heat We are the flutter of the heat We are all pulled to the flutter of the heat We are the flutter of the heat Fold the fabric Conceal her name (Fold) Conceal her purpose (Fabric) Conceal her lips (Secrets) (So no one would know her)
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Drowning Chain (lyrics © Mojdeh) It's a drowning chain It's a drowning chain It's a drowning chain It's a drowning chain (I’m sorry) It's a drowning chain It's a drowning chain, I'm sorry Where are you? I have been looking for help! Without your reaching and wanting ears silence traps me here, silence traps me here If I cannot speak I have nothing to lift me Atypical, I'm sorry So typical, this depression Whatever it is, name it However complex, I know There is no cure for me unheeded, unheeded There is no cure for me I know, my capacity I know (unheeded) I know (unheeded) I know (unheeded) I know It's a drowning chain It's a drowning chain (I'm sorry) It's a drowning chain It's a drowning chain It's a drowning chain (It's a drowning chain) (I’m sorry) It's a drowning chain (It's a drowning chain) Where are you? I have been looking for help! Without your reaching and wanting ears (Best hope, this cage stays) Silence traps me here (silence traps me) If I cannot speak I have nothing to lift me (Best hope, this cage stays) Best hope, this cage stays (To lift me) (stays) I'm sorry Whatever it is, restrain this However this reflex might go There is no care for me To be retrieved (from manmade maelstroms) There is no care for me I know, I’m too poor (unheeded, unheeded) I know (unheeded) I know (unheeded) I know It's a drowning chain It's a drowning chain It's a drowning chain It's a drowning chain, I'm sorry It's a drowning chain It's a drowning chain, I'm sorry Where are you? (Where?) (I have been looking!) (Where are you?) Best hope, (Where?) this cage, (Where are you?) stays (I’m drowning) Best hope, (Where?) this cage, (Where are you?) stays Best hope, (Where?) this cage, (Where are you?) stays
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Dirty 07:05
Dirty (lyrics © Mojdeh) (Run!) I feel dirty I feel dirty I feel dirty (hey?) I feel dirty (hey?!) You call me your, "hh-uh-hh-uh-hh-uh-hh-uh!" You call me your, "hh-uh-hh-uh-hh-uh-hh-uh!" You call me your, “hhhhhhhhhhhh!" You call me your, “[ ____ ]" I feel dirty I feel dirty I feel dirty (hey?) I feel dirty (hey!?!) You call me your, “Nigger!?” You call me your, “Hey you little black girl!?” You call me your, "hh-uh-hh-uh-hh-uh-hh-uh!" You call me your “Whore!?” You call me your, “Nigger!?” You call me your, “Hey you little black girl!?” You call me your, "hh-uh-hh-uh-hh-uh-hh-uh!" You call me your “Whore!?” I feel dirty I feel dirty I feel dirty hhhhhh! hhhhhh! hhhhhh! hhhhhh! hhhhhh! hhhhhh! hhhhhh! hhhhhh! hhhhhh! hhhhhh! hhhhhh! hhhhhh!
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Before She Wakes (Pray) (lyrics © Mojdeh) Pray she, pray she wakes Pray she, pray she wakes Pray away the dark depression days Pray she feels she has the feathered freedom Pray she forgets distress Though the Walmart lots will allow for rest No ticket, no blue lights and keys tap-tap investigating No promise of safety Just that catching sleep won't find a prison cell to replace your memories of home Pray she, pray she wakes up Pray she, pray she wakes up If she dies before she wakes, May she have a vision sitting beside Abdu'l-Bahá Tongues' quiet prayer behind sugar crystals clenched and melting in the sweltering gulps of bergamot tea I dream of ends of suffering and of passing boiled If she dies before she wakes, May she first dream of holding her sister's and mother’s hands Left behind in another land before they both became the color of new saffron stigma Forty years and many seas, a revolution made many martyrs where the exiled and prisoners meet (both surrender) (No boils) Pray she (No frost) Pray she wakes (No forgotten) Pray she (No hunger or hungry heart) Pray she wakes up (My love) Pray she (of life given to me) Pray she wakes Pray she, pray she wakes up Pray she, pray she wakes Pray she Pray she wakes up Pray she wakes up Pray she wakes
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allNEED 04:08
allNEED (lyrics © Mojdeh) Your song, I believed it a gesture of gentle Loneliness Wonder of worthy Trigger for acting out I know you. I asked for this? I must've wanted! You know I have been chiseled the way you like it I am not to fix Collect my pieces You hold them they are your trophies Companion, I wanted It is your mode of operating The way that you find to find your victims I think, I see you I fear here, my participation strange Didn't want what this became But I must've asked for this! Didn't I ask for this? Companion, I wanted But you’re the foot pushing the pedal! Didn't want the gear to shift But I must've asked for this! Now I I see you I know you make (companionship) Stockholm of my body, commodity (all need) I'll muffle if you stay (safety) (all need) I want to feel safe (safety) Can I? With you? Ohhhh I didn’t ask for this but I didn’t ask for this hmmmm?
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Save Yourself (lyrics © Mojdeh) Save yourself from me! I can be deafening! Don't remember your name but I’ve been changed My truth's spell spoken will flood your heaven with the hurt your victims felt ‘cause your bully hands (your bully hands) they tricked and they touched I was forced to know too much! (too much) Don't remember your face! Body memories don't lie like evidence We raced at your beckon We stripped under bark We cried when the dam burst ‘cause we thought the big boys would care for us It's brick against back It's foot flattened grass It's not how many feet under for you, it's how soon! How soon? Save yourself from me! I can be haunting! There will be justice (just wait) (justice) There will be There will be (just wait) justice (justice) Whatever gold, became coal For justice this will smolder It's brick against back It's foot flattened grass It's not how many feet under for you, it's how soon! How soon!? How soon!? There will be justice There will be justice (just wait) There will be There will be There will be justice There will be justice (just wait) There will be (there will be, there will be, there will be) (just wait, just wait) There will be justice There will be (just wait) There will be justice

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»radiant devices« presents "unheeded"

Music by »radiant devices«, lyrics by Mojdeh
Produced by »radiant devices«, arranged by Fyodor Sakhnovski, Mojdeh and Dave Nelson
Mojdeh: vocals, metal percussion, bass
Fyodor Sakhnovski: guitars, metal percussion, electronic production
Mason Payne: drums
Dave Nelson: synths and electronic production
Samples: Mike Bibby (False Eyes)
Cover art: a reproduction of a painting by Steven L Jones
Graphic design: Lauren Herrmann

Guest musicians:
Nick Webster: electronic production (Drowning Chain, allNEED, Save Yourself)
Ira Ochs: cello (False Eyes)
Joe Schmidt: trombone (False Eyes)
Mike Ruby: bass (Drowning Chain, allNEED)
Mike Bibby: bass (Dirty)
Stephen Kurz: didgeridoo (Dirty)
Nicholas West: synth flute (Dirty)

Guitars, percussion, synths recorded by Dave Nelson at Alley Cat Recording
Drums and bass on "Drowning Chain" and "allNEED" recorded by Kerry J Haps of Hey, Darlin' Records at Archmart: Birchwood
Cello, trombone on "False Eyes" recorded by Noam Wallenberg at Rax Trax Recording Studio
Vocals recorded by Mojdeh at The Viral Sound Lab
Didgeridoo recorded by Mario Lagasse
Mixed by Dave Nelson at Alley Cat Recording
Mastered by Collin Jordan at The Boiler Room

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released February 16, 2018

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»radiant devices« Chicago, Illinois

Transgressive Rock // Subverted Pop.
Edgy sounds with sophisticated poetry.
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Mojdeh,
Fyodor Sakhnovski
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Chicago x Berlin

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