- Bryon Harris
Rasky Sadagr - 'Running With Scissors'
Rasky Sadagr is a self-described "Echo Boomer with Generation X aesthetics." Based in Germany, Rasky originates from Lithuania. The name Rasky Sadgr appeared to him in a dream and upon waking he kept it as an Artist.. Never learning to officially play an instrument was not an obstacle for Rasky; he started to play around with a music tracker: sampling, playing with sounds, improvising and imitating the music he heard. It was then that he understood he had the tools and the talent to create his own artistic work. Rasky finds material from his everyday life: voices, noises, etc. Hotline Europe was his debut demo-tape in the fine tradition of the classic cassette. Two EP’s followed, Sacrifice I and Sacrifice II. The two EP's emerged from his heart after he moved to German, fell in love, left his homeland and started a new life.
The song Running with Scissors commences with a very deep bass running on sixtieth notes creating a low resonating atmospheric sound. There is mystery and suspense. The dark undertones are brooding and strong. The sound’s intensity is creating by small intervalic gestures that move up and down, forward and back, building slowly and surely. The sound seems to come from within, not from a distance. It builds inside you.
Soon, there is an additional voice heard quietly above the thick mix, then appearing louder in eighth notes. The vibe is exciting and foreboding. The rhythmic dialogue between the lines creates a floating feeling. About half way through the track, a higher register joins in for a sound that is outer worldly. The heavier and darker elements of Running with Scissors take you into a trance-like state while the upper registers provide a dark techno topping that parallels the bass. At the end, the track gradually fades out, but never loses it's intensity.
As you listen to Running with Scizzors, it feels cinematic and expansive like it could be a soundtrack for a dystopian movie. It is dark and nocturnal. The song is an amalgamation of hypnotic and suspenseful trance-progressive dark electro that wells up inside you and keeps the heart pounding from the first note to the last; it has an energy, a life-like pulse, that makes it feel alive, growing and moving - dangerous.
For more information on Rasky Sadagr, please visit his website.