PAPIR: “7” LP. Released 28th Jan 2022

PAPIR: “7” LP. Released 28th Jan 2022

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PAPIR: “7” LP. Released 14th Jan 2022

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PAPIR: “7” LP. Released 14th Jan 2022

On Papir’s aptly-titled 7th outing, the band dials back their fuzz pedals and returns to the heavily atmospheric soundscapes that define much of their recent work. Many aspects of Papir’s music
seem to have much in common with the sea – be it a willful association by the Copenhagen-based
trio or not. Their output moves in waves, sometimes fierce and
blustery, sometimes gentle and calming, but always performed
with unforced, organic talent. Over the course of their 7 full-length
albums, the band sways between psychedelic guitar meltdowns and
long atmospheric passages with grace and ease.

7, with its blurred aquatic cover artwork is of course no exception
to this rule, and the album is comprised of four long songs
that return to calming waters after 2021’s heavier Jams. Album side A
is made up entirely of one 20-minute composition that flows
seamlessly from the band’s signature melodic kraut-inspired rock
into an ebb and flow of gorgeous ambient soundscapes. Guitarist
Nicklas Sørensen’s shows a remarkable versatility, conjuring
up a variety of sounds with his guitar that seem hardly possible
with one instrument. When drummer Christoffer Brøchmann Christensen and
bassist Christian Becher Clausen rejoin on side B, three further
blissed-out tracks carry the listener away into their own world.
If ambient post-krautrock isn’t yet a genre title, Papir should certainly
be credited with its invention.

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