Dasha Rush's third full-length (and first for Raster-Noton) is a concept album about dream states. As with her previous album, 2009's I Run Iron I Run Ironic, Dasha diverges from her already experimental techno style, creating abstract soundscapes woven together with her own detached vocals.
The results are appropriately trippy, with flickering electronic tones giving way to lucid poetry. The ominous pianos and enigmatic vocals of "Dance with Edgar Poe" are reminiscent of later Coil or Legendary Pink Dots, while "Sail Away to Her" is an operatic astral lullaby. The album's most rhythmic tracks suggest techno rather than fully embrace it, with the eight-minute "Abandoned Beauties and Beasts" featuring jittery beats similar to other Raster-Noton artists such as Alva Noto. "Antares" is fully immersed in dubby echo, and "Scratching Your Surface (Revisited)" has a slow-mo electro beat sleepwalking through aloof synth melodies and French lyrics. A few of the song titles ("Micro Universe," "Outer Space," "Lucy in the Sky, Lost Diamonds") equate dreaming to floating away in space, and the accompanying tracks are fittingly weightless.
The album creatively explores the unpredictability and surrealness of the mind's subconscious activity.
|Intro: Space Privet for Cosmonauts / Dasha Rush||Dasha Rush||1:01|
|Dance with Edgar Poe / Dasha Rush||Dasha Rush||2:55|
|Time Whispers for Albert / Dasha Rush||Dasha Rush||4:17|
|Scratching Your Surface (Revisited) / Dasha Rush||Dasha Rush||4:36|
|Sleep Ballade / Dasha Rush||Dasha Rush||4:09|
|Antares / Dasha Rush||Dasha Rush||4:06|
|Abandoned Beauties and Beasts / Dasha Rush||Dasha Rush||8:30|
|Lumiere Avant Midi / Dasha Rush||Dasha Rush||8:20|
|Sail Away to Her / Dasha Rush||Dasha Rush||4:27|
|Lucy in the Sky, Lost Diamonds / Dasha Rush||Dasha Rush||3:20|
|Fog, Dogma and Bread / Dasha Rush||Dasha Rush||4:50|
|A Minute After the War / Dasha Rush||Dasha Rush||2:54|
|Life Time Poem / Dasha Rush||Dasha Rush||2:27|
|100 Hearts / Dasha Rush||Dasha Rush||6:18|
|Micro Universe / Dasha Rush||Dasha Rush||6:08|
|Outer Space / Dasha Rush||Dasha Rush||3:56|