Press

Reviews (Short List):

Ghettoblaster Magazine | Video Premiere: saajtak “Hectic”

Stereo Stickman

Audiofemme 

The Answer Is In The Beat : Hectic EP

Interviews:

Live Eye TV: Interview

Detroit Music Magazine: Interview

Detroit MetroTimes: Interview  

Hip In Detroit: Interview

All Press:

Ghettoblaster Magazine | Video Premiere: saajtak “Hectic”

Live Eye TV: Interview

Stereo Stickman

Audiofemme 

Current Magazine

Detroit Music Magazine: Interview

Detroit MetroTimes: Interview  

Recital Magazine (Pittsburgh)

The Answer Is In The Beat : Hectic EP Hip In Detroit: Interview

The Michigan Daily: Standing Room Only Series

The Answer Is In The Beat : Spokes EP

Bytes:

“This is music you’d find at a modern art museum.” - CultureSource

“...somewhere between the likes of Massive Attack and Kate Bush…” - Stereo Stickman

“This is a group who in style have mastered the art of pulling a rug out from under your feet, melding punk, electronic, jazz and choral with an innately physiological experience.” - The Michigan Daily

"…saajtak shakes you up." - Jeff Milo, Deep Cutz

"…a maelstrom almost orchestral in nature and theatrical in its depth." - Sonic Circuits (Washington, D.C.)

"Detroit band saajtak’s music is a wild trip: angular, ambient, full of fusion rhythms — like the good fusion, maybe early Return To Forever with Musicmagic-era RTF —proggy and the explorations are worthwhile." - Collector (Pittsburgh)

"Easily one of the most original, captivating live bands I've seen in a long time...Witnessing the group fuse their powers together and lock into their form of magic is nothing short of astounding. I just can't even imagine how their songs and performances come together." - Paul Simpson, Music Director at WCBN-FM

"saajtak brings meaning to each moment as they perform - effervescent, ethereal, and completely drool-worthy. One of our favorite bands in SE Michigan." - Detroit Bureau of Sound

"Funky glitch jazz, with soaring expression-vocals. Fist-in-glove-tight rhythm section, and dazzling keyboard work with a wide range of sonic textures. Don't miss Saajtak if you've a chance to see them live!" - Jim Dwyer, co-owner Encore Records, Ann Arbor


DETROIT / REGIONAL

"Nothing short of explosively haunting — a miasma of emotive force and unpredictable compositions." - Detroit Metro Times

"saajtak brings meaning to each moment as they perform - effervescent, ethereal, and completely drool-worthy. One of our favorite bands in SE Michigan." - Detroit Bureau of Sound

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

REGIONAL 

"saajtak shakes you up." - Jeff Milo, Deep Cutz

"Easily one of the most original, captivating live bands I've seen in a long time...Witnessing the group fuse their powers together and lock into their form of magic is nothing short of astounding.  I just can't even imagine how their songs and performances come together." - Answer Is In The Beat (Ann Arbor)

"Funky glitch jazz, with soaring expression-vocals. Fist-in-glove-tight rhythm section, and dazzling keyboard work with a wide range of sonic textures." - Encore Records (Ann Arbor) 

NATIONAL

"saajtak live smelts its sonic influences into a maelstrom almost orchestral in nature and theatrical in its depth." - Sonic Circuits (Washington, D.C.) 

"..Angular, ambient, full of fusion rhythms — like the good fusion, maybe early Return To Forever with Musicmagic-era RTF —proggy and the explorations are worthwhile." - Collector (Pittsburgh) 

"Ambitious music that often sounds like prog with the fat mercilessly stripped away." - TONE (Madison)

ARTICLES + INTERVIEWS

Detroit Metro Times (Interview) 

Detroit Music Magazine (Interview) 

SPOKES EP WRITEUPS

Collector (Pittsburgh) 

The Answer Is In The Beat (Ann Arbor)