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 encompasses everything the band represents – from explosive, guitar-solo driven peaks through motoric 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 maintaining the full dynamic range.
Praise for Papir:
It takes a lot to stand out at SPOT...but 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 freak outs 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.
-Kieron Tyler / MOJO
Bright melodies weave through intricate rhythms, like the warm, golden light of sunset sparkling on dark waves.
...a Danish three-piece, with a psychedelic but very percussive sound that’s just amazingly infectious.
- Justin Robertson
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