Like A Dervish

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ENGLISH
"Like a Dervish" is my killer Digital 45 of the year on Bandcamp. It anticipates the release of the album "We Are Still Machines" in 2017.
With "Like A Dervish" I wanted to experiment with my voice, creating something intense and shareable, very close to the song format. The ambience is strange, mysterious, with unexpected openings toward the light. Rhythm doesn't give breath and the whole comes close to something that could be defined as "alternative dance".
The text (which mentions the imaginary character Slender Man, the so-called "boogeyman") says:

I'm not your Slender Man
I live in a broken day
I'm not your Slender Man

I eat like a dervish
I drink like a dervish
I think like a dervish
And I live like a dervish
Like a dervish

I arranged the song in two versions. The second is named "Waving". It sways. Like true dervishes, of course. :-))

ITALIANO
"Like A Dervish" è il mio singolo killer dell'anno su Bandcamp. Anticipa l'uscita dell'album "We Are Still Machines" nel 2017.
Con "Like A Dervish" volevo sperimentare con la mia voce, creando qualcosa di intenso e condivisibile, molto vicino al formato canzone. Il clima è strano, misterioso, con improvvise aperture verso la luce. Il ritmo concede poco respiro e l'insieme si avvicina a qualcosa che potrebbe essere definito come "alternative dance".
Il testo (che cita il personaggio immaginario Slender Man, il cosiddetto "uomo nero") recita:

I'm not your Slender Man
I live in a broken day
I'm not your Slender Man

I eat like a dervish
I drink like a dervish
I think like a dervish
And I live like a dervish
Like a dervish

Ho arrangiato il brano in due versioni. La seconda si chiama "Waving". Ondeggia. Come i veri dervisci, ovviamente. :-))

ARMENIA

“(...) With a steady electric beat and a organic sounding session of orgasmic synthesizer sounds it truly sets the blitz. Together with a peculiar futuristic voice that follows on to form a stretched out alien pop structure, this "dervish" tune goes in like a futuristic dance track that moves up and down with robotic precision (...) *** (...) Con un battito elettrico costante e un insieme compatto di suoni di sintetizzatore da orgasmo assesta un vero attacco. Accoppiata a una voce futuristica peculiare che persevera nel formare una struttura alien pop diluita, questa melodia "dervish" penetra come una traccia di danza futuristica che si muove su e giù con precisione robotica (...)”
- KN (kainobuko), Yeah I Know It Sucks (May 22, 2017)
yeahiknowitsucks.wordpress.com/2017/05/22/armenia-like-a-dervish

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released March 23, 2017

Music: Armenia. Cover artwork: Armenia. Slender Man image by LuxAmber [CC BY-SA 4.0 (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], Wikimedia Commons.

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“I realized: I'm an infiltrate in the world of machines and electronic music. Basic a subversive. I go towards man and everything is adjusted for this purpose in various ways and paths.
I install a human virus and I go to the result. Then the machines, both software and hardware, begin to bend, to heat up and become alive..."
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Track Name: Like A Dervish
I'm not your Slender Man
I live in a broken day
I'm not your Slender Man
I live in a broken day

I'm not your Slender Man
I live in a broken day
I'm not your Slender Man

I eat like a dervish
I drink like a dervish
I think like a dervish
And I live like a dervish
Like a dervish
Like a dervish
Track Name: Like A Dervish (Waving)
I'm not your Slender Man
I live in a broken day
I'm not your Slender Man
I live in a broken day

I'm not your Slender Man
I live in a broken day
I'm not your Slender Man

I eat like a dervish
I drink like a dervish
I think like a dervish
And I live like a dervish
Like a dervish
Like a dervish