The Assassination

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I got the idea for this track last year when I read an article about the local elections in Sweden. In this piece, a member of a local extreme right party who admitted to love pizza and kebab said he wanted to kick out all the non Western immigrants and added that he would prefer to see blonde and blue eyed Swedes prepare his beloved food. That’s how it should be, he said and he was convinced his meals would be tastier then, because Swedes were much better in pizza and kebab.

I’m often baffled by the stupidity of these so called politicians. Tell me, who elects this human crap? I’m even more baffled by the attitude of politicians from other parties of which many rather absorb the extreme right mindset than fight it.

The same night I read this article, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford was on the telly. I didn’t actually see the movie but the title inspired me to create this track which features tribal war drums and a lady reading the news.

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The world is changing and nothing ever changes
No one learns from history
and many people only care for others if they get some
kind of benefit from it

They don't like people with a tan who don't use solariums
They don't like people who celebrate with sheep
They don't like people who do not pray to the God of Rome
They don't like people with funny accents
They don't like people who do the work they don't want to do themselves
They want a kebab from someone who looks like them

And thus extreme right parties have become more influential
in Denmark, Austria, Belgium, all over Europe
There's a French president kicking out EU citizens because of ethnic reasons
There's a racist trying to rule the Netherlands
But no other fellow politician dares to call him a racist
Racism has become the same as politically correct
Even the Swedes have a problem now
Their extreme right branch wants to subsidize folk dance
and not put money into entartete Kunst

Maybe it's time to do to their extreme right mindset
what they want to do to others
Extinction
It's time for The Assasination of Extreme Right by the Hero A.S. Swanski

It's time to live with people that care
It's time to share
It's time to listen to sounds that matter

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from The Assassination EP, released April 1, 2011

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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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