Papir might be the ultimate expression of the Danish creative soul: distinctively modern, deceptively minimalistic, and stylish yet understated. Papir follow their own road map, creating music with little interest in playing to the masses or catering to a specific genre. The band’s output has varied from epic psychedelic guitar meltdowns à la Earthless to sweeping, reverb-drenched soundscapes.
Many aspects of Papir’s music seem to have much in common with the sea – be it a wilful 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.
Tbesla states, «Just wow, once again these folk deliver an epic set of tunes, long rolling riffs to cater for all, a quiet chill inside the self, a reflection of the peace we all desire, have a listen, if you don’t like it, nothing lost but time but oh, if you do, you to will have aural joy for many years to come. Be smiley. Favorite track: 7.2».
1. 7.1 (part I-III)
Nicklas Sørensen – guitar
Christian Becher Clausen – bass
Christoffer Brøchmann Christensen – drums