Electronic pop duo Saa recently announced the release of their self-titled debut EP on Left Blank (Throwing Snow, Vessel, Visionist) with the majestic track 'Your Sword Is Your Silence'. The five track EP can now be streamed in it's entirety ahead of its release July 8th, premiered via The Quietus.
Taking cues from classic pop production of the 70's and 80's, the early 4AD sound of The Cocteau Twins et al, pastoral folk, along with contemporaries such as The Knife, Saa make gloriously intricate avant-pop, as exciting as it is unclassifiable.
Saa is a new project forged across borders between Asher Levitas of acclaimed shadowy London outfit Old Apparatus, and Norwegian avant-garde musician and vocalist Linn Carin Dirdal.
Levitas' high production values will come as no surprise to fans of the aforementioned Old Apparatus, and here his complex rhythm arrangements and delicate electronics perfectly support Dirdal's layered vocals, which range from upfront and powerful to moments of choral beauty.
Listen to 'Saa' EP here: