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Oxford Dictionary definition of 'pivot':

1 The central point, pin, or shaft on which a mechanism turns or oscillates.
1.1 [usually in singular] A person or thing that plays a central part in a situation or enterprise.

1 Turn on or as if on a pivot: 'he swung round, pivoting on his heel'.
1.1 Provide (a mechanism) with a pivot; fix (a mechanism) on a pivot: (as adjective pivoted) 'a pivoted bracket'.
1.2 Depend on: 'the government’s reaction pivoted on the response of the Prime Minister'.


this thing i feel inside of me
this haunting inconsistency

small dot of light crawls out of me
perimeters withholding
i’m no longer controlling
these little sparks from my fingertips

i’ve been away for more than i could say
you wouldn’t even recognize my face
veins of optic fiber
pushing me further

this thing i feel inside of me
this haunting inconsistency

is it ok with you
that i’m no longer flesh and bones?
my body corrodes

is it ok with you
that i’m not what you wanted me to be?
i break so easily
so don’t confide in me


from OK, released April 4, 2015
written, performed, mixed, mastered and produced by Hani. 2015 © Samizdat




Hey Karen Rotterdam, Netherlands

Hey Karen is an alias for Bartek Urban, who creates electronica, synthpop, and industrial - the stuff that both melts your heart and your brain.
Home recordings and lo-fi aesthetic aren't necessarily a bad thing, since he believes the feeling is more important. A full scope of that feeling can be seen in his audiovisual live shows, which he regularly performs since 2011.
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