I’ve swapped spots with @A_Touch_of_Cloth at shortish notice so please excuse the rather rushed write-up. If you are bored by instrumental music then this is very unlikely to interest you.
Papir are a Danish 3-piece band creating instrumental music that is a mixture of post-rock and psyche with a dash of prog thrown into the mix. V is their fifth LP, (following on from IV ). The music is driven largely by Christoffer Brøchmann’s innovative and powerful drumming. Guitarist Nicklas Sørensens is clearly influenced by the likes of Michael Rother and Manuel Göttsching, but is sufficiently original and melodic to be interesting. In many ways Christian Becher Clausen’s bass playing is the most interesting thing about Papir, at times his playing provides the melodic themes while he also is a dab hand at providing driving rhythms and hefty drones. This is one of my favourite LPs of 2017.
I don’t do Spotify so it would be great if someone could post a link.
Not in school in Catholic Dublin in the sadistic 1970s they didn’t. Mistakenly writing IIII when a IV was required could leave you in a world of hurt. You could, of course, prefer IIII, but then you would be likely to end up on an IV.
I was thinking before listening to this that I’m not sure if I like psyche - this confirms it!
All the tracks are the same - they start slowly, build to a crescendo, calm down and amble along for a bit, then build up again to the end.