Suspending Belief

by Null Device

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Null Device's 4th full-length album, featuring more of their experiments hybridizing various electronic musical styles with classical traditions from around the world.

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released 25 June 2010

© 2010 Null Device
Null Device is
Eric Oehler : Vocals, Studio Geekery, Strings, Percussion
Eric Goedken : Lyrics, Additional Vocals
Jill Sheridan : Backing Vocals, Keys
Elizabeth Scheef : Dumbek, Cello
Chuck McKenzie : Bass

With assistance from
Raya Wolfsun : Arabic and Classical Greek Vocals
Dan Clark : Backing Vocals
Lane Burns : Backing Vocals

Recorded and Mastered at Submersible Studios, Madison. Additional engineering by Nori Schmoldt www.submersiblestudios.com

All songs © 2010 Oehler/Goedken except "Many Forms" (Oehler/Merenkov), "Blades of Grass" (Oehler/Goedken/Merenkov) and "Fearful Symmetry" (Oehler). All songs published by Null Device Media Industries (ASCAP). Produced by Null Device.

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Null Device is a collaboration between multi-instrumentalist Eric Oehler, lyricist Eric Goedken, and keyboardist/vocalist Jill Sheridan, with a host of others joining the fray. A cross-country collaboration that has produced four full-length albums and several independent releases, Null Device has been experimenting with various styles of electronic and world music. ... more

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Track Name: Notes from the Fallen
On cool nights like these
With sunlight gone from sight
I'm striking out on my own
Feel the pulse inside ignite
This town's on fire
With shimmering beams of light
Falling up and soaring down
We'll be floating here all night

Fake
Don't let it show
The air is all aglow
And everyone you know
Is looking on tonight
Anyone who's anyone
And everywhere you know
Everyone below
Is bathed in neon light

Hours start slipping by
Empty prayers I recite
Huddled up and left alone
Alive in words that we incite
We drift off course
Searching for the way tonight
Floating down and soaring up
Trapped and sinking with the light

Fallen
See the ground below
Jagged and aglow
And everyone you know
Faces hard and white
Anyone who's anyone
And everywhere you know
Disappear below
Here in neon light

The dawning day breaks
Soft lines traced in flight
Empty now we return on home
Retreat back to our concealed site
Memories grow dim
Inside these columns of light
Falling up and soaring down
We'll be out again tonight

Everything's aglow
And everyone you know
And everywhere below
Is bathed in neon light
The air is all aglow
Everyone you know
And everyone below
Will be out tonight
Track Name: Blades of Grass (feat. Raya Wolfsun)
I am looking for you
In every word and every glance
Searching for you
Lost along every blade of grass

The reasons that keep us around
The ideas that are pulling you down
Maybe they'll be revealed
When quiet answers fall to the ground

I am searching for you
With every step and every dance
Trying to find you
Here among every pane of glass

The seasons and the ages torn
The notions that the fates adorn
Maybe they'll be released
When the shapes they hold once again are worn

I am looking to you
With every vow and each advance
Calling to you
From out among these blades of grass

The regions that midnight holds down
Shallow forms that we surround
Maybe they'll be revealed
When frozen chances once more are found

I am searching for you
In every breath and every chance
Trying to find you
Lost among all these blades of grass

The reasons that sweep us aground
The ideas that keep pulling you down
Maybe they'll be released
When all the answers once more sound.
Track Name: Teapots Orbiting
The nights hold their dreams
And I hold at mine
The lights strike me blind
But I still see
The tides pull us in
I play my role
The names used in vain
But now I see

Maybe there's a teapot
Orbiting the sun
Maybe he's waiting
Maybe she's the one
But it's so unlike me
In the end to believe
To me this seems to be
So very unlikely

The strings hold their seams
And I pull at mine
This earth suits me fine
But still I see
Tides pull us out
I know them cold
The loves lost in pain
But now I see

Maybe there's a teapot
Out among the stars
Maybe they're waiting
Watching from afar
But it's so unlike me
To believe in the end
To me this seems to be
So very unlikely

Spirits shine their beams
And I take on mine
Torches leave me blind
But still I see
The tides pull me on
But I stole the fire
It falls like the rain
But now I see
Track Name: Many Forms (feat. Raya Wolfsun)
Pollai morphai tôn daimoniôn,
Polla d' aelptôs krainousi theoi:
Kai ta dokêthent' ouk etelesthê,
Tôn d' adokêtôn poron hêure theos.
Toiond' apebê tode pragma.
Track Name: Waterproof
Even in the shallows
It's easy to drown
Waves wash over my head
And I'm going down
Never deterred
Just saturated
To contemplate
Is too complicated
I keep on breathing
And the tide keeps rising
As I push on towards the horizon

I'm waterproof
Only soaked to the skin
The pressure is rising
But it's not getting in
The current can pull me
But it cannot divide

The dam is collapsing
No holding it back
Didn't take so much at all
Just a tiny crack
I'm not sinking
But my head is spinning
I wonder if
These depths are winning
I stay here living
As the night keeps dying
As I push on towards the horizon

Blood in the water
And sharks to the scent
One small sailor fights
Then makes his ascent
Wholly submerged
But baptized in fire
To want it all
Is to know the desire
I keep on breathing
And the tide keeps rising
As I push on towards the horizon
Track Name: Breathe You In
When I'm falling
Silence holds me down
When all's faded
Darkness takes me 'round
I breathe you in
Just a tiny drag
Bathing in your glow
And then I know

You're the perfect one
This night is breathing fine
You're the perfect one
This heart silently mine
You're the only one
The light I have to find
You're the only one
The port that stays behind

When we're broken
Sadness keeps me bound
When I'm jaded
When hope is beaten down
I pull you in
Find a little sigh
Stealing from my soul
And then I know

You're the perfect one
Midnight is fading lines
You're the perfect one
This heart becoming mine
You're the only one
The light I long to find
You're the only one
The port that stays behind

When I'm dreaming
Still's the only sound
Night traps baited
On twilight's azure mound
I breathe you in
Just a tiny drag
Fading with you slow
And then I know

You're the perfect one
The light is rising fine
You're the perfect one
The heart silently mine
You're the only one
The height I long to climb
You're the only one
The port that stays behind
Track Name: The Rim's Edge
The still of silence breathes
The quiet of this night lives
Moving on through the air
The rush
Holding up the clouds
And I wonder where this will go
And I wonder if I should sleep
If not here, if not there
This touch
Fading in the warm air

Looking over the rim's edge
Everything falls from the map
Disappear into the hills
Sink into the dark valleys
No ending here with me
I cross I twist I fold
Color all my stripes black
Change all my spots back
Again

The still of this life shakes
Exquisite thriving heartaches
Moving fast like the air
The wind
Pressing on my dreams
And I wonder where this will end
And I wonder if I should land
If not here, if not there
The view
Echoes in the warm air

Hanging over the rim's edge
Everything fades from view
Disappear like sudden winds
That carve into the high mountains
No falling anymore
I spill I twist I mold
Spin all my colors black
Change all my faces back
Again

The silent cold release
Thrives in quiet heartache
Moving on like the push
The air
Holding up the clouds
And I wonder where this will go
And I wonder if I should sleep
If not here, if not there
This touch
Fades like whispers
Track Name: Blow My Mind
A hunter knows its prey
Like a river makes its way
Down the mountain slopes
The cold edges into play

Make me a promise
Tell no more lies
Say you'll be the one
If something's to be done
Come on read the signs
Weary we're running blind
Dead and gone
But first I need you to blow my mind

Just a little off the top
Make my heart stop
Else I'm never gonna drop
And we will never stop

A lion sees the trend
As the jungle feels its end
Out along these roads
No stranger is a friend

Take me by surprise
See through my disguise
Say you'll be there when
The fade to black's begun
Go on claim your find
Hidden and long-maligned
I am lost
But I know you can blow my mind

Bull in your china shop
My defenses dropped
Take a little off the top
Or I will never stop

The desert pulls away
Like a soldier makes his play
On this lonely road
My aim begins to stray

Make me a promise
Look me in the eyes
Swear you'll be the one
If something's to be done
Little left to mind
Overtaken from behind
Dead to rights
But I want you to blow my mind

Just a little off the top
Make my heart stop
Else I'm never gonna drop
And this will never stop
Track Name: Inkblots
In black and white
Small print dotting the lines
Ink trails that pool
Right between the eyes
These facts and follies
Are blurred grey and mottled
Like liquid flowing
They read like lies

(Each street
The first grey brick
In a grand downfall)

Tried to press the pieces together
When I want to put them away
These misshapen fragments
They return to close the day
I wanted to live my own way
As I tried to change it all
The mystery is etched in chrome
Inkblots moving closer to home

See blues and reds
Faded with the years
Vapour trails that float
Off along the sky
These shots and volleys
Return home to follow
With lifeblood flowing
The end is nigh

(Each street
The stopwatch tick
In the night's last call)

Tried to hold these thoughts together
As I want to push them away
From misshapen fragments
They shatter to end the day
I wanted to live my own way
Smooth ideas etched in stone
All these stolen pieces
Bringing old glories to atone

A fiction so outstanding
I worked to keep it small
A fiction so demanding
I hoped to change it all
Here in our crash landing
I meant to heed the call
The mystery is etched in chrome
Inkblots falling back to home