The Clandestine Experiment

by Cindergarden

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"Revealing her maturity as a songwriter, arranger, and programmer, Jaymie Valentine's second full-length album is a masterpiece of modern darkwave."
- Regen Magazine

Cindergarden's sophomore full-length, The Clandestine Experiment. Valentine describes her own role recording the album as that of a mad scientist, and indeed there's a much more experimental mood in play. The Clandestine Experiment also features guest performances from Clint Carney of System Syn, Cindergarden's 2006 live show drummer Nick Liberatore, and mastered by legendary Rock and Roll Producer Jon Astley. TCE is diverse enough for both club-play and quieter, more intimate occasions, The Clandestine Experiment will appeal to fans of industrial and goth alike.

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released October 31, 2008

Guest performances by Clint Carney, Nick Liberatore, and Ian Flux
Mixed by Lee McCartney
Mastered by the legendary Jon Astley

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Track Name: Intro
Instrumental
Track Name: Genesis
a perfect match
incorporeal design
pieces fit
string together warning sign

in the distance
coming into form
netherworld symmetry
a new arrangement born

the genesis
a puzzle slips in place
the figure cast
development in time and space

silhouette
shaping truth collide
pulling you apart
visceral decay inside

far removed
events to unevolve
reaching through
darkest mirror riddle solved

fallen light
underneath me still
wickedness
the only thing left to kill
Track Name: Alibi
Unmasked portals
Still connecting
Uncover the ending till it bleeds till it bleeds

You don't need an alibi
I'm the one that lives a lie

Ritualized fictionalize
Confess your sins to our crippled god
Lie detector test tube morals
Face the truth compromised

You don't need an alibi
I'm the one that lives a lie

Resistance levels fading
Who can turn me around now
Chemical defacing
Where I am to here I come

Hypno science
Trapped inside
Worship matter
Praise the whore

You don't need an alibi
I'm the one that lives a lie

Who can turn me around now
Who can turn me around now
From where I am to here I come
Who can turn me around now
From where I am to here I come
Track Name: Sacrament
Underneath this cross you bear
I'll be your sacrificial rite
Virgin Mary bleeds through me
This little lamb's a little tight

Pour your holy water all over me
This consecration needs concentration
Sado-Sacrament far as the eye can see
I'll make confession perverse obsession

Take this altar stripped to bone
Your allusion is made real
In the house of mortal sin
There's no contrition left to feel
Track Name: Litmus Red
Traumatized the blood is still flowing
Pressurized agent killing pain
Paralyzed watching every moment
The deicide is forming in the shadow of the brain

Terminate the heart rate is slowing
Administrate another lethal dose
Separate the frequencies from charging
The chemicals are bonding
The end is getting close

The sparrow turned a litmus red
In his crystal cage conceived
Terminal electric line all systems received
Track Name: The Clandestine Experiment
Through the door of the mezzanine
The operation unseen
Experiment of heart and mind
Examining all we find
Here within these scarlet walls
You show me secret hidden halls
Come to me ungodly sent
The clandestine experiment

Potions mixing like a symphony
Clouds of smoke form secrecy
Time is never permanent
The clandestine experiment

Nothing but the best most advanced technology
Connecting taste and sight
Connecting wrong and right
State of the art top of the line
Hell with heaven heart with brain
Connecting blood and vein

Coming into consciousness
the curtain drawn the soul confess
undercover ministry
the nectar's in the chemistry
devoted to a deep descent
the clandestine experiment

Connecting taste and sight
Connecting wrong and right
Hell with heaven heart with brain
Connecting blood and vein
Track Name: As Above, So Below
Pretend I had a heart
And nothing was in vain but I've always been
Damned in here these dreams were nothing but a stain
Another face to hide the truth
Of what inside remains

Is this the hell I was hoping for?
Leave me here eternally
Suffer for the lies told
And all the evil things you hold
The only thing I see

Make a wish blow out the light
Betraying the path is my favorite way to die
Crippled form fake it's not a lie
Caught up in the storm of ash
Too many kills to see the sky

Is this the hell I was hoping for?
Leave me here eternally
Suffer for the lies told
And all the evil things you hold
The only thing I see

Trace the lines through the brain
Memories that cannot hide inside these walls again
Is there anything left in here to find?
That hasn't been fucked
By all the rotted static kept in mind

Is this the hell I was hoping for?
Leave me here eternally
Suffer for the lies told
And all the evil things you hold
The only thing I see

(As above so below
As above so below
As above so below
As above so below....)
Track Name: Mire
Quiet now he's buried upside down

I'm lying awake on lines he didn't take away

Holding me just a memory fading into black

Deadly nightshade never looking back

Crawling though the mire

I'm calling one more time

Say you'll wait

That I long to hear

Till I finally wander in the clear


Crawling though the mire

I'm calling one more time

Heaven sent me for your last breath

Quiet now he's burning upside down

In the walls we make in the ways we fake display

Fantasy now just a fallacy as you burned inside

Crossed your heart until it died

Crawling though the mire

I'm calling one more time
Track Name: Things That Never Die
Warmer in the cold one more moment left to hold

Kneeling in the snow vaguest feeling where to go

Naked as the past stripped apart and built to last

Hell up to the sky these are things that never die

Frozen on the page dripping with a silent rage

Born into the night poison gift giving sight

Turning all around though the walls and through the sound

Hell up to the sky these are things that never die


Cast away to lie among the living paradigm

Broken little wing holding every hidden thing

Playing every part nailed upon a wooden heart

Hell up to the sky these are things that never die

Choices have been made sharpening into a blade

Voices rise and fall answering in line the call

All the signs are clear Severin the time is near

Hell up to the sky these are things that never die
Track Name: The Visitor
Crossed the lines forbidden scene
Angel's blood makes dopamine
Giallo gloves a touch pristine
The visitor comes in clean

Do your worst on me
He kills in ecstasy
In sin he sows the seed
A little faith is all you need

Hidden are the sinful sights
Dying in the strange delights
Moral code breaking nights
Stimulating wicked heights

Disfiguring
Disfiguring
Disfiguring...

Take it out on me
Lusting so violently
The knife misogyny
The visitor a mystery

He kills in ecstasy
in ecstasy
in ecstasy
Track Name: Something to Kill For
Stand before you with no heart
These scars hold all the meaning and become a boundless way with you
Heaven knows I'd help you drag a body through the mud hell two or three
You are my sacred blasphemy
And I'd do anything I could

I'd even take away the breath for good
In the dying of the light
Love crawls up inside
And the flesh is a torn and pretty sight

I'm lost like a secret that forgot where it was keeping
Still receiving whispers of night
Destiny demonstrate
Nothing lives beyond it's fate
Destroyed in the final hour

And I know you need more
So I step aside let life come between us
I dig into the dirt
I had never known something to kill for
Track Name: Digging Up The Bones
you showed me a blackness
held me in the vastness
of everything underneath the surface of a
clean white existence lost in your resistance
and I changed a mutation rearranged inside

you know i don't need this
buried all your secrets
we were lost now we're something to hide away
this doom is upon us
fickle in my fondness since i've changed
and the one has come to take what's yours away
i cast the hoodoo
i only want to hurt you can you feel everything
did I get under your skin or should I dig even deeper
this path's a little steeper will this matter in the way you die

flesh wounded gateway
a place where we can both prey and you go to the cellar
you should just leave it alone you know
the spiders surround this crawling through our vortex
and you stay cause you know we have found a secret home

you don't know where you come from
momentum just let go
rubber band into existence your soul
just like me petty prizes for a price
to swallow all the conflict
since it' s all in your mind
Track Name: Nothing Revealed
Standing on the brink emptiness evolved
Measuring the lines the distances crossed
Burning away open the sky
Nothing revealed... nothing but time
Viscera of yesterday
Time's a knife to have it's way
Only just begun
Crimson of the setting sun
Scattering the ash places recalled
Nothing to see faces dissolved

Coming around broken the sign
Nothing revealed... nothing but time
Viscera of yesterday
Time's a knife to have it's way
Only just begun
Crimson of the setting sun
Caving in circling along
Patterned dream the places you've gone
Merry go round making the call
Time only waits for nothing at all
Track Name: Transformed
we are the malformed
transcended transformed
you and I dark with knowing
blood just overflowing

we are the malformed
transcended transformed
heightened view information
conscious reformation

we are the malformed
transcended transformed
passageway sole injection
programmed to perfection

we are the malformed
transcended transformed
keeping our lost connection
gateway through reflection