Available on 2LP / 2CD from Stickman Records:
Papir has gradually developed their unique vision of instrumental rock over the course of four studio albums, culminating in their next effort and first full-length for Stickman Records, the aptly titled “V”. The amazing thing about Papir is how they transform psychedelic music into something new and relevant, something truly unique. Sure, they know their kraut- and prog-rock history, but unlike the majority of bands in the present day psych-rock scene they venture far beyond mere pastiche. Mounting the stage, the trio surprise from the get-go: no fully-tattooed longhairs with ostentatious battle vests or getups in sight – just three clean-cut young men, cheery, authentic. Pretense and image are rendered unnecessary – these guys can play and let their music do the talking.
Guitarist Nicklas Sørensen and Bassist Christian Becher aren't afraid to explore sounds and styles usually associated with post-rock, ambient or even shoegaze, and drummer Christoffer Brøchmann plays with a skill, ferocity and richness of ideas that is so rare. The entire package fits together like a puzzle and the results are astounding.
On the six instrumentals that make up "V", Papir travel effortlessly through a broad musical terrain of genres such as psychedelic rock, post rock and even ambient soundscapes, they create their own musical worlds. From hard rocking solos and heavy riffs to dreamy melodic themes and atmospheric soundscapes, it is a true auditory voyage spanning two LPs and countless genres. “V” was mixed by John McEntire from Chicago post rock pioneers Tortoise, shaping the music through a distinct, natural and spacious aesthetic that complements these auditive voyages perfectly. Stickman Records is proud to present “V” on high-quality 180g vinyl including download and CD, the perfect accompaniment for your travels in sound and space.
"[V] pushes into a psychedelic wash of such breadth and immersion that there’s no other word to describe it. Its tones are warm air on cold skin, and its rhythms are cool water on a hot day. It is among the longest hugs you will receive this year. More to the point, it is an ultra-liquid, ultra-engaging flow of heavy psychedelia that stretches well beyond the confines of what one might consider manageable but offers a solar system’s worth of worlds to explore in trade."
- The Obelisk
Purchase the album on 2LP or 2CD at www.stickman-records.com