Sleepstep. Sonar poems for my sleepless friends

by Dasha Rush

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Three wide steps on the roof From the mice view That drops tender light To the pinches of ice Within the hearts and a wisdom of lies No less than tenderness! Awaits for me at night Replacing that platitude With the bright spontaneous light A brush stroke of blue That hid my face, my mind at once I made a move Two steps I scream and laugh Let’s dance!
Je parlerai de l’amour, de la mort Et des cons et de gens biens Tu regardera les photos sur les murs En attendant la nuit, l’amour Qui viendra Qui viendra Je danserai dans tes illusions Dans la profondeur perverse Tu me réciteras le sens de la vie Sans chapitre amer Cent chapitre amers Je regarderai à ta gauche Tu m’arrêteras un moment ... Pour aimer, s’embrasser, détester et laisser Dans le vide, silence, l’inconnu noir Dans le vide, silence, l’inconnu noir ...
Antares 04:06
Once upon a time I came to light To figure out where or how? It will fade ... So, what’s that place? I meant to serve with grace That kindly given by the unknown That place where things are dual And where the truth The "one" that taught by idle stingy creatures Can be transformed, returned with ease or even less To an expanding waste! Or Faith of nothingness Before, of course, I may presume The boundaries called death Appeared on that way and comprehend it So, there I lived, I loved Inhabited in me some kind of familiarities for it And well, as may surmised A century or few I struggled then Till when? As you may question Till, when I found a path And took evasive moves to slip away and hide Into those rare, melancholic moments Full of time, yet short, repeated less Assisted by one of those Rare moments ... I felt alive and free.
100 hearts 06:18
For days to blind and the time to see How spoiled man competing with the universe
Outer space 03:56


»Sleepstep« is the first collaboration between Raster and Dasha Rush. The record‘s subtitle »Sonar poems for my sleepless friends« describes its underlying concept – »Sleepstep« is a trip through electronically alienated micro-compositions and sound collages that, interwoven with text passages, aim at creating a dream-like atmosphere.

The stations of this journey are striving for oblivion of time, an immersion, a drifting in universal states – death, life, birth, grief, desire. The titles often appear to be raw sketches, fugitive, surreal short stories that rather want to break open than execute.

The musical arrangement, in this context, can be described as rather subtle and fragile. Though electronically manipulated, no production technique is pushing itself to the fore. And though clichés are not dreaded, »Sleepstep«, as a result, stays away from being cliché. The sonar poems for her sleepless friends are feminine, subtle and personal reports. A musical dream journey in the form of a classical concept record – an album that also stands in the tradition of ambient music.

Dasha Rush is already known as a techno DJ and producer. Here on »Sleepstep«, she celebrates her alter ego. The CD version came with a 32-pages booklet that also showed her photographic interest and included the aforementioned poems written by herself.


released March 2, 2015

Written and produced by Dasha Rush. Mastered by Neel at Neel Studios, Rome.


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