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ARTIST
TITLE
Papir IIII
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
EPR 015LP EPR 015LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
3/18/2014

Papir from Copenhagen, Denmark have gradually developed their unique vision of instrumental psychedelic rock over the course of three albums. On IIII, their fourth, they have created their most condensed and realized work to date. The amazing thing about Papir is how they transform heavy, psychedelic music into something new and relevant, something truly unique. Sure, Papir knows 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. Guitarist Nicklas Sørensen and bassist Christian Becher aren't afraid to explore sounds and styles usually associated with post-rock, minimalism or even shoegaze, and drummer Christoffer Brøchmann plays with a skill, ferocity and richness of ideas that is so rare. 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 these three lengthy excursions. Not only is it heavier than previous efforts, it seems more lush and atmospheric as well. IIII is the sound of a band fulfilling its potential. The album was 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 the album, giving it an organic but powerful sound with the full dynamic range intact.