Release twenty-five on Manjumasi comes from intriguing Swedish producer Karl David Ola Sabel, aka Birds ov Paradise. A master of darkly shining brilliance, his work is at once deep and murky, yet textured and detailed. Originally released as a vinyl exclusive in 2020, the Köpp EP now comes out of lockdown to see a digital release with two additional tracks.
He title track Köpp is an insistent and slowly building journey. Shimmering metallic synth tones float over a staccato bassline that develops powerful energy throughout the track's crescendo. Bosse kicks off with a hard-hitting broken-beat groove that is punctuated by potent bass hits. Up top, space is created by a wafting layer of haunting and ethereal atmospherics. Next up is Gubben, with some of the darkest sounds on the EP set amidst an energy that manages to simultaneously feel both sinister and playful. Reversed bass tones and punchy percussion set the mood, making way for the track's incredible and eerie vocal elements. Rounding out the digital release, Barbro is another fantastic piece of musical hypnosis, and Majken closes the EP with deep bass hits and glittering synth tones.