Constructive Interference

by Fiction8

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Our eighth release, the initial idea for Constructive Interference was to put out an EP. The idea was to remix two songs from our previous album, The Bleak Disease, and pair them with two songs from our next album, Suffer in Silence. Shortly after, Brent from Probe 7 volunteered to remix "Change". During production, it occurred to us that the twentieth anniversary of the recording of "Let Go" was coming up in May (where did the time go?) and Eric from Interface offered to remix it. A couple of remixes later and we had a full-length album. If you've ever wished for a more dancefloor-friendly album from Fiction 8, this one's for you.

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released May 14, 2019

Tracks 1, 7 written by Michael Smith + Mardi "Paisli" Salazar
Tracks 2, 3, 5, 6, 8 written by Michael Smith
Track 4 written by Michael Smith + Wintersmith

Track 2 remixed by Interface - www.interfacemusic.net
Track 4 remixed by Brent Heinze of Probe 7 - www.probe7music.com
Tracks 1, 5, 7, 8 remixed by Fiction 8
Tracks 3, 6 from the forthcoming Fiction 8 release, Suffer in Silence
Additional tracking engineered by David DeVoe @ Dingo's Kidney III
Mixed/Mastered by Michael Smith + David DeVoe

Cover art, layout + design by Wintersmith - www.wintersmith.gallery

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Track Name: Persephone (remix)
wordlessly she collects her effects
she calls in her marks
she draws back the nets
she harvests every last bitter regret
all their days misspent

she hauls in her catch
with some dark left to burn
unsurprised that they never learn
a secret swims behind her eyes
perhaps a word for the wise

wearily rise the dispossessed
they bluster forth
they coalesce
they manifest their insanity
the bleak disease

they gust through the night
stirring up debris
they curse out the stars
for their misery
consumed by their infinite agony
aching for a reprieve

silently a finger drawn to her lips
she stares them down
they acquiesce
they've long since surrendered their liberty
their legacy

another eve and it begins
a desperate dance
without an end
rather than laying blame at her feet
they accept their defeat

they curse out your name
they curse their disease
don't take it too hard
darling Persephone
if there lies a fault
you're not the one to blame
they've squandered their time
it's theirs to carry that weight
Track Name: Let Go (Interface Remix)
it belittles you
to belittle me
your indecision
won't set you free
your need to hold on
is pure insanity
and you’re bringing it down
on me

there’s a hunger
in your soul
and i know you know
there's an aching
to be whole
and i know you know
there's a weakness
you can't control
now why can't you let go?

it poisons you
to poison me
have you lost all sight
of what you really see?
you're screaming words
better left unsaid
and you're taking it out
on me

it hinders you
to hinder me
you've lost all touch
with reality
you've lost all sight
of what you used to believe
and you're bringing it down
on me
Track Name: Sentimental Casualty
blindly we betray
all our yesterdays
it's all emotional residue
that we struggle through

solemnly
we hold the space
for eternity
we surrender
to the guilt
a sentimental casualty
and through our words
we falter
responsibility
nothing ever changes
a sentimental casualty

languish in the void
3 below the noise
are they just a memory for you
to suffer through?

and if the dead could speak
do you think they would agree?
with the way you’ve used their loss
to soldier through

solemnly
we hold the space
for eternity
we surrender
to the guilt
a sentimental casualty
and through our words
we falter
responsibility
we forever
toe the line
a sentimental casualty
Track Name: Change (Probe 7 Remix)
we feel lonely
and unfulfilled
where's the happiness?
the next gadget
won't fill the void
we're still empty inside

this world is cruel
and it makes us insane
will nothing ever change?
for every ill
a distraction will play
i just need something to change

mission accomplished
we've won the day
now we pack and move on
we have another
crusade to fight
eternal war to the end

this world is bleak
and it thrives on our pain
will nothing ever change?
for every resource
a war can be waged
i just need something to change

the big man promised
to make us rich
to keep us safe from our fears
just like the last man
who stole our dreams
no it can't happen again

this world is cold
and our loss is their gain
will nothing ever change?
for every crime
a dissident can be blamed
i just need something to change

you never change
your strategy
in the middle of the stream
we'll plug away
we'll see it through
we'll stay the course 'til the grave

i just need something to change
i just need something to change
march in the grey parade
will it ever change?
Track Name: Less than Human (remix)
we recoil
when we discover
the monsters that walk among us
the creatures that
we thought we knew
we have nothing in common

they'd rather berate
and they'd rather deny
they'd rather frame
to rig the game
and there's no shame

eyes that seem so alive
and yet so unaware
they look like you and me
though they lack empathy
they troll the ones they despise
they live to share their despair
at a loss to defend
they are less than human

we react
when we uncover
the players that conspire against us
the social bonds
we thought we had
we have nothing to count on

when the language fails
then the egos dig in
the dialog
becomes insane
and it's such a shame

we recoil
when we discover
the murder that lurks inside us
the creatures that
we have become
how do we reconcile?

it's a mad mad world
how do we navigate?
it's a mad mad world
is there no way out?
is there no way?
Track Name: Desperate Times
i see in them
some things i see in me
but there’s something else
some form of manic disease

a fear burns into them
and darkens their eyes
a poison thought
that they’ve romanticized

if words can cut so deep
that they’re weaponized
when ideas become enemies
it’s fair to say we live
in desperate times

was it something they read?
was it something they’re sold?
baby, lock her up
now baby, do what you’re told

they cowered in fear
but they found their resolve
propaganda first
their fragile assault

if words can cut so deep
that they’re weaponized
when ideas become enemies
we find ourselves
in desperate times

language as a virus
russian provocateurs
distortions are their vector
and their infection endures

if words can cut so deep
that they’re weaponized
when ideas become enemies
you know we live
in desperate times
Track Name: Persephone (Merge mix)
wordlessly she collects her effects
she calls in her marks
she draws back the nets
she harvests every last bitter regret
all their days misspent

she hauls in her catch
with some dark left to burn
unsurprised that they never learn
a secret swims behind her eyes
perhaps a word for the wise

wearily rise the dispossessed
they bluster forth
they coalesce
they manifest their insanity
the bleak disease

they gust through the night
stirring up debris
they curse out the stars
for their misery
consumed by their infinite agony
aching for a reprieve

silently a finger drawn to her lips
she stares them down
they acquiesce
they've long since surrendered their liberty
their legacy

another eve and it begins
a desperate dance
without an end
rather than laying blame at her feet
they accept their defeat

they curse out your name
they curse their disease
don't take it too hard
darling Persephone
if there lies a fault
you're not the one to blame
they've squandered their time
it's theirs to carry that weight
Track Name: Let Go (Final Cut mix)
it belittles you
to belittle me
your indecision
won't set you free
your need to hold on
is pure insanity
and you’re bringing it down
on me

there’s a hunger
in your soul
and i know you know
there's an aching
to be whole
and i know you know
there's a weakness
you can't control
now why can't you let go?

it poisons you
to poison me
have you lost all sight
of what you really see?
you're screaming words
better left unsaid
and you're taking it out
on me

it hinders you
to hinder me
you've lost all touch
with reality
you've lost all sight
of what you used to believe
and you're bringing it down
on me

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