Stars Have Eyes

by Saint Abdullah

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Jacques vd Himst
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Jacques vd Himst This is an album that leaves one pretty much speechless. While not much into politics or lyrics generally I find this a great musical adventure, undoubtedly filled with strong emotions and tension.
Gwynplaine de Pétroleuse
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Gwynplaine de Pétroleuse Stars Have Eyes is an absolutely incredible follow up to Saint Abdullah's previous album. It takes all the styles and themes from The Sounds of Evil - Vol 1 and brings them here with improved songwriting. Using vocal samples and Iranian chants and singing, field recordings, dub style bass and drones Stars Have Eyes paints a powerful and emotional picture of the historic and present reality that the people of the Middle East and Muslim people living in the west have faced, and continue to confront. Favorite track: hy.poc.risy.
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"Deep, dense, probably rollable and smokable for all it’s worth. Remember Muslum Gauze? Well Canada and Iranian-raised (now Brooklyn residing) brothers Mohammad and Mehdi Mehrabani-Yeganeh are the real thing and follow through with field recordings, voice snippets, the sound of weaponized dub in the same way that Italian duo Dadub express their dread and angst about the current state of the world, especially when it concerns muslims, wherever they may live.”
- Part Time Audiophile: Monthly Spins, July 8, 2018. Web.
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- Polityka: Polifonia, April 19, 2018. Web.
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"In a political and cultural era of rising distrust and threats of imminent conflict, the existence of Saint Abdullah feels essential. ... Stars Have Eyes is expansive, full of grief."
- Bandcamp Daily, April 11, 2018. Web.
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"Stars Have Eyes is an explosion of field recordings, spoken word, chant and beats, a tapestry of tension. While not an easy listen, it’s a powerful one."
- A Closer Listen: 2018 Spring Music Preview ~ Experimental, March 18, 2018. Web.
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"Saint Abdullah ... have claimed that while making music they "get lost in the sounds as if we're children once again, sitting together on the floor of a mosque, trying to make sense of it all", and this is evident in the immersive quality of Stars Have Eyes in which field recordings from the streets of Tehran and samples of Persian music guide the rhythm and flow of its low end pulses."
- The Wire #411, May 2018. Print.
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“We were in an angry state of mind when we made these tracks. It began around the same time the US condemned Syria and Assad for the use of chemical weapons. The events took us back to the Halabje chemical attack in Kurdistan, Iraq, where exactly 30 years ago, Saddam, with the blind support of the West, killed between 3000-5,000 and injured 7,000-10,000, mostly Kurdish civilians. Have we not learned anything? It feels like history is less a source for understanding and growth, and more so to be exploited, mined, in search of tactics that are sure to cause havoc on humanity. These tracks are dedicated to the next generation of Muslim kids who are left feeling sad, frightened, angry.”

Saint Abdullah is the sound project of Iranian-Canadian brothers, Mohammad and Mehdi. Motivated by the history of Western misconception and opposition towards Muslims and the Islamic Faith, they began writing music to serve as "cultural translators,” with the goal of challenging stereotypes, acting as “a conduit between unnecessary enemies." 'Stars Have Eyes' is their 2nd album – a weaponized narrative of field recordings from the streets of Tehran transformed into hulking instruments of information, then sunk into a dreadscape of sub frequencies and foreboding echo chamber clatter.

Mastered: Saint Abdullah and Jesse Munro Johnson
Artwork: Ghalamdar

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released April 6, 2018

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