"The group's music is noisy and quirky at the same time,
then the guitar lines and riffs build from steady and
melodic to harsh and uncomfortable."
- Chicago Tribune.
"Pulling out a variety of steel percussion options surrounded by
a thumping drum-kit, beating bass and morose guitar, forms
the foundation for their bleak soundscape."
- Emerging Indie Bands
"A unique listen that gives a glimpse into the underground,
yet has such an appeal that casual music fans will find
themselves joyfully partaking in the sonic stew."
- A&R Factory.
"[»radiant devices«] is best described by the words 'experimental', '
poetry', and 'rock'. Definitely unafraid to go beyond traditional
instruments and song structures..."
- Free Your Music Soul.
»radiant devices« is an avant-garde duo formed in Chicago by
Mojdeh Stoakley and Fyodor Sakhnovski, a guitarist, percussionist, and audio producer. Mojdeh's a multi-instrumentalists and vocalist, her lyrics center on trauma, race, family, faith, and displacement.
The band has performed with notable acts like Psychic TV, Saul Williams, Xiu Xiu, Pere Ubu, Man or Astro-Man?, Mr. Gnome, and Sorne. Their sound draws upon downtempo electronic, noise rock and industrial aesthetics, and has been praised for eclecticism and originality on tape and on stage.
Their latest album "unheeded" (out now: buy) is a poetic examination of the experience and effects of racism, trauma, silence, fear and grief. Haunting female vocals scale over angular, post-punk guitar riffing, the pounding of metal percussion and the melancholy drone of downtempo synths.