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The final track of The Assassination builds around a poem by Emily Dickinson narrated by voice actor Nikolle Doolin. Emily Dickinson was an American poet from the 19th Century, known for her often short and slightly morbid poems which in her time were regarded eccentric.

Surgeons is only a few lines long and of a beautiful simplicity. I felt that this poem would get a new meaning in the context of this EP. I kept the music as simple and direct possible, with a starring role for a Buddhist priest who got lost in our Swedish backyard. Come on over and say hello to him, if you don’t believe me.

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Surgeons must be very careful
When they take the knife!
Underneath their fine incisions
Stirs the Culprit -- Life!

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from The Assassination EP, released April 1, 2011
Words by Emily Dickinson, Music by A.S. Swanski
Produced by A.S. Swanski
Voice - Nikolle Doolin

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A.S. Swanski Sweden

The music of European music maker A.S. Swanski has been said to move between cinematic krautrock, disturbing synthpop, post- punk and dark ambient. His 2014 album Deckare contains songs inspired by Swedish crime novels.

The critically acclaimed predecessor Electro Noir was compared with the works of artists like Kraftwerk, Faust, Devo, The Residents, Björk, Fad Gadget and Portishead.
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