Papir - III + IIII 2 x CDs

SKU 05-EPR 018CD
"Copenhagen's Papir are arresting. Their guitar, bass and drums mesh powerfully in an intense, jazz-inflected instrumental rock. Voyaging through post-rock Tortoise terrain, it nods towards Hawkwind's freakouts and employs liberal dollops of wah-wah pedal. The pieces -- not songs -- twist and turn like 'Dark Star' Grateful Dead. From these jumping-off points, Papir scurry off on their own path."-MOJO

"The heat the three generate can be, frankly, awesome... it would be easy to haul out the usual labels -- post-rock, Krautrock, space-rock, and psychedelic rock among them -- but, in this case, the trio's genre-transcending playing would make doing so seem overly reductive."-Textura

"This 2CD set collects Papir's two latest albums, previously released on vinyl only. III originally came out in February 2013, IIII in February 2014. Papir from Copenhagen, Denmark have gradually developed their unique vision of instrumental psychedelic rock over the course of four albums. The band manages to transform heavy, psychedelic music into something new and relevant, something truly unique. By now the band's concerts have become awe-inducing experiences, earning them slots at major European festivals including Roskilde (2012), and Roadburn (2014). It's stunning to witness how Papir pull numerous influences together with natural ease in their often lengthy excursions. It sounds inspired. These two albums perfectly encompass everything the band represents -- from explosive, guitar solo-driven peaks through motorik Krautrock grooves to peaceful and atmospheric soundscapes. Recorded in two different sessions, one in Copenhagen and another out in the Danish countryside with Causa Sui's Jonas Munk, who also mixed and mastered both albums, producing them with an organic but powerful sound and maintaining the full dynamic range."
  • LabelEl Paraiso
  • UPC5060195515920
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