SAPPHIRE SLOWS (Big Love / 100% Silk / Not Not Fun / J)
A fresh voice is hard to find (especially in our Age Of Static). So it was with a layered joy that we found ourselves uniquely seduced by this young Tokyo gem-gleaner’s reflective gallery of delicate Casio nightlife masks, each of which feels stitched from thrifted fiber optic cables and swathed in the gauze of her haunted Cocteau drifter voice-smoke. There’s a wonderfully hushed vibe to Sapphire Slows’ most translucent tracks, beats materializing out of stray radio waves, electric piano accents dissipating into the silent skyscraper skyline, weightless synth textures billowing above shadowed city parks. The ideal soundtrack for metropolis insomnia, wandering and wondering and lingering too long.
06. 04. F Paris - Bonjour Colette
05. 07. DE Berliner Festspiele - Foreign Affairs
09 - 11.07 PT Porto - KISMIF Conference
14. 07. NL Valkhof Festival