"Extensive use of electronics, creating an imaginative soundscape with a laid back, spiritual vibe. Beautifully produced and original"
JEREMY’S INDIE MUSIC
Sasha Raskin’s electronic pop is tomorrow's collaboration between Depeche Mode and Nine Inch Nails in a meditation retreat. A lyrical exploration of a transformation of life's struggles into hope and inspiration together with nostalgic melodies -- delivered through cinematic landscapes, and multi-layered vocals -- it is a warm hug of traditional instruments combined with electronic sounds of the future. Sasha Raskin remixed Bjork, Trent Reznor, Matisyahu, and Gary Numan, and collaborated with musicians from all over the world. He is also a psychotherapist, photographer, and a web designer. Originally from Russia, he developed his sound in Israel, and now lives in Boulder, CO.
Following his remixes for artists who inspired him, as well as songs on different compilations, a debut EP Only Music was released in 2011.
Couple of remixes later, in 2013 Sasha Raskin released his second EP, Sea Sand. It involved five people who never met and five versions of one song. Sasha Raskin’s experiment was to make this time music in a totally new way. For this project he composed different songs with musicians who he never met via the internet based on one vocal recording he sang. For a year he worked on the drafts sent to him by ScottM from Canada, Tatsuya Shimazaki from Japan, and Fedepiano from Italy. For the fourth song Raskin recorded Miri, a singer from Israel whom he met only once. The final song was recorded from scratch by Raskin at the end.
Sasha Raskin, a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and composer, began experimenting with different bleeps and bits at 13. Later on he incorporated harmony, melody, vocals and organic instruments like bass, piano and guitar. For Raskin, it’s all about giving to others what music has given him.
Comments by Sasha Raskin
The first single from City Stars Lights
sweet! reminds me of the forest raves i used to go to...
Beautiful song April!
Sweet sounds Kyler! Very nostalgic and dreamy
@simplypopmusic: Thank you so much! It's inspiring to hear about the impact it had
Love the energy in this song, and the blues+folk combination. Great job!
Beautiful! Love your sound. Nostalgic and unique at the same time!
Aho, this is such a beautiful combination of sounds!