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If you like a little melodrama, this one could be for you. 1914 is loosely based on an old Hungarian folk tune played by a Roma violinist from 1914 which I accidentally heard when browsing the Net. It had a sense of desperation that I wanted to take a little further. 1914 was also the year that the Austro-Hungarian archduke Franz Ferdinand was killed which led to World War I.

The Roma (Gypsies, as others call them) have always had a hard time in Hungary – and not only there. Just recently, the French president Sarkozy ordered to dismantle a number of Roma camps in his country. Ironically, Sarkozy himself is the son of an immigrant – a Hungarian.


from The Assassination EP, released April 1, 2011
Written and Produced by A.S. Swanski




A.S. Swanski Belgium

The music of European music maker A.S. Swanski has been said to move between cinematic krautrock, disturbing synthpop, post- punk and dark ambient.

The critically acclaimed Electro Noir was compared with artists like Kraftwerk, Faust, Devo, The Residents, Fad Gadget and Portishead, while 2014's Zafari at times reminds of Pink Floyd and Neu!

Deckare contains songs inspired by crime novels.
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