released June 19, 2011
"There’s a new Bjork remix to listen and download. Another downtempo remix, another taking the classical influences to a peak and turning the melodrama up to 11 in the process. This one is a lovely but angst-ridden mini-symphony for ambient Sunday."
- ACID TED
"Fortunately Jerusalem-based producer/musician Sasha Raskin has given us an excuse to post the video with his fittingly beautiful remix of Björk‘s ‘Jóga‘. He reduced the intensity of the original even further putting the Icelandic songstress firmly in the spotlight over a delicate electronic heartbeat and some well placed strings and beeps."
- COUGAR MICROBES
"From production, to song choice, and even to the artwork, this is a well packaged artist certainly now on our radar."
- Brent Burns, KKS (KICK KICK SNARE)
"An interesting listen. Check it out."
- Adam Morgan, SURVIVNG THE GOLDEN AGE
"His Björk /Jòga remix is beautiful and dreamy, more a "reinterpretation" than a remix (the original was included in the Homogenic album, 1997)."
- Vittorio Boni, BADINICREATIM
"The song was more cut and enhanced with a lot of warm tones, which combined gave everything less hysterical and more powerlful dimension.."
- Michał Nowakowski, DNA MUZIKI
Electroacoustic. That’s the word that best describes Jerusalem-based Sasha Raskin’s sound, a seamless blend of classical instruments and electronic noise. Raskin, a multi-instrumentalist and composer, began writing music at 13 in his high school’s music lab.
He quickly enrolled in the school’s electronic music course, experimenting with different bleeps and bits, a sound which quickly grew tiresome to some of the faculty.
“Those highly educated folks frequently visited in order to ask me in not a very classical manner to turn the volume down," Sasha says. “Soon enough I understood why it disturbed them so much…it was the lack of musical reason and the absence of tension and solution. No melody or harmony were to be found, only very raw bleeps of matter.”
Raskin got the picture, incorporating harmony, melody, vocals and organic instruments like bass, piano and guitar into the mix. Playing with different bands and interacting with musicians also gave him a new perspective on music. And the results are an adrenaline shot of sonic magic sure to give audiophiles their fix.
For Raskin, it’s all about giving to others what music has given him.
“Music saved my life. Whether if you’re a musician or not, I guess that in some part it did the same for you.”
- Kevin Clarkston
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B3, One love,
Original song by Björk.
Remix and "Thank You" (included in the download rar file) by Sasha Raskin.
Cover art by Vittorio Boni - www.badini.com
tags: bjork joga , bjork remix , Björk Jóga , bjork wiki , homogenic bjork