Project Artichoke

from by Alan Goffinski



About this audio:
In 1945 the Joint Intelligence Objectives Agency was established and given direct responsibility for Operation Paperclip. The program recruited former Nazi scientists, some of whom were eventually identified and prosecuted as war criminals during the Nuremberg Trials. Several secret U.S. government projects grew out of Operation Paperclip. These projects included Project CHATTER (established 1947), and Project BLUEBIRD (established 1950), which was renamed Project ARTICHOKE in 1951. Their purpose was to study mind control, interrogation, behavior modification and related topics.
The Microwave Auditory Effect, also known as the microwave hearing effect or the Frey effect, consists of audible clicks (or, with speech modulation, spoken words) induced by pulsed/modulated microwave frequencies. The clicks are generated directly inside the human head without the need of any receiving electronic device. The effect was first reported by persons working in the vicinity of radar transponders during World War II. During the Cold War era, the American neuroscientist Allan H. Frey studied this phenomenon and was the first to publish information on the nature of the microwave auditory effect in 1961. A decade later, the American Psychologist cites investigations at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research that demonstrated 'receiverless' wireless voice transmission: "Appropriate modulation of microwave energy can result in direct 'wireless' and 'receiverless' communication of speech."

There are a lot of unwelcomed voices that speak influence into your life without your knowledge or understanding. No, you’re not crazy. Yes, this is hard. Do what ever you have to do to hear clearly. I think maybe Van Gogh cut his ear off.

About this visual (Rachel Leigh):
It’s a jungle out there; a teeming ecosystem of ideas surrounds us like a mist and colors our perceptions.
But we are the cultivators of our minds. We need to order those ideas, make them visible to ourselves and others,
because a belief consciously selected and planted in the mind is a beautiful thing.


Everybody I know is contagious.
I can’t breath in your immediate presence, baby.
I choke on deception.
You don’t know but I control the capillaries.
All the worst bad words that I can think of.
My head covered in aluminum foil, baby.
Tap tapping on the window.
Radar effect microwave auditory.

Cut them out before they crack that frequency.
Memory crushing like a head cold.
Like, line them up and spin in half time, positron.
Trinity, Oppenheimer choke hold.

Breathe, hold it in, please count backwards from ten.
Please sleep. Counting sheep after redacted sheep
In the back of my mind, 1975.

Antidote apropos paranoia.
Surreptitious control delusionary.
Every thought is caught up in the crosshairs
Of this inculcating apothecary.
Pure impulsive xenomelic inquest
Dredge out my ear canal to cultivate a
New conjecture post postulation
To statistical advenient erudition.
My head humming like Bobby McFerrin,
Johnny Locked by the frail substance of consciousness.
Every turncoat who comes has a reason,
A motivation for spatial propinquity.
Radar effect microwave auditory.

The water is wide, I cannot cross over.
build me a boat that can carry two and both shall row,
my love and I.


from Language Burier, released June 3, 2016
Written, performed, engineered, produced by Alan Goffinski.
Mastered by Adam Wisz.
Artwork by Rachel Leigh.



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