dasha rush

sleepstep. sonar poems for my sleepless friends


dasha rush

sleepstep. sonar poems for my sleepless friends

»sleepstep« is the first collaboration between raster-noton 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. 


a1. dance with edgar poe
a2. scratching your surface (revisited)
a3. time whispers and albert
b1. sail away to her
b2. life time poem
b3. lucy in the sky, lost diamonds
b4. outer space
c1. abandoned beauties and beasts
c2. antares
d1. 100 hearts
d2. micro universe

12. intro - space privet for cosmonauts (on cd, download only)
13. sleep ballade (on cd, download only)
14. lumiere avant midi (on cd, download only)
15. fog, dogma and bread (on cd, download only)
16. a minute after the war (on cd, download only)