Sapphire has that quality of undertow, its a phenomenon if its mesmerizing beauty and its deep compelling power. The lead-off tune from the new Sami Koivikko project pulls you in gracefully. It’s low-end reaching its targets like sonar waves. Following up on his acclaimed work for leibe*detail and Shitkatapult as well as the sublime Paajaasa EP for Spectral Sound, Koivikko perfects his sound here and the flip-side doesn’t disappoint either. “Tonalite” takes things sufficiently deeper and brings the melodics to sunrise level. Also on the flip for this Spectral installment, is Daso and Pawas’ take on “Sapphire”. Their deft use of classic house and techno templates leaves you agape, so you can imagine our thrill upon hearing their mesmerizing rework which torques up the flow of the original into a bass-minded hijack.
Throughout 2001 and 2002, Finnish microhouse/experimental techno producer Sami Koivikko released a three-part series of 12” singles for Shitkatapult and a fourth for Festplatten, all of whic...check out Sami Koivikko's page and other releases