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DETROIT METROTIMES, July 2017

"Polyrhythmic grooves, effervescent textures, operatic vocals — these are just some of the building blocks of Saajtak. When combined, the atmosphere is nothing short of explosively haunting — a miasma of emotive force and unpredictable compositions."

DETROIT MUSIC MAGAZINE, March 2017

"With their combined forces, saajtak are nothing if not unpredictable, bobbing between feverish noise and lush, operatic soundscapes with the agility of a hummingbird."

THE ANSWER IS IN THE BEAT, March 2017

"Alex Koi’s haunting, operatic vocals float over the complex, twisted backdrop of sounds provided by Simon Alexander-Adams (keyboards, electronics), Jon Taylor (drums, percussion), and Ben Willis (bass guitar, upright bass). Witnessing this group fuse their powers together and lock into their form of magic is nothing short of astounding."

CURRENT MAGAZINE, February 2016

"[Koi] creates music that feels primal and futuristic at the same time; hauntingly beautiful, visceral, enchanting… she’s using her voice as an instrument in powerful and provocative ways, intricately overlaying ambient synths and sequenced beats to build toward some fantastic, nightmarish opera of sorts."

CURRENT MAGAZINE, May 2015

"[Koi's] confident vocals provided ample fodder for her partner. The two conjured sounds that flowed from guttural growls—like a feeding scene in the jungle—to high choruses of electric angels. Her hands moved with the sounds, and her eyes were fixated in total focus." 

THE MICHIGAN DAILY, February 2015

"Alex Koi doesn’t just perform music, she embodies it. She has a quiet confidence offstage and the kind of commanding presence onstage that can hold the rapt attention of an audience, whether she’s singing jazz or indie electronic. She says her mind is bursting with melodies that seem effortlessly articulated, as if they always existed."