Papir
7


4.0
excellent

Review

by Raul Stanciu STAFF
January 14th, 2022 | 11 replies


Release Date: 01/14/2022 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Papir meets Hammock...

Papir is one of those bands that keeps pushing boundaries, always searching for new sounds to expand upon. As expected, 7 finds the Danish psychedelic rock trio resuming their journey towards blissful sonic plateaus. This latest LP owes considerably to the softer side of 2017’s gorgeous epic V, acting as a starting point. Each effort allowed more room for instruments to breathe, as the band adopted the less is more tactic. At the same time, the jazzy and stoner influences were gently put in the background during the past few years, further diminishing the chance to repeat themselves.

The opening odyssey, ‘7.1’ is definitely the centerpiece, carefully unfolding over its 19-minute span. Post rock aesthetics seem to be the latest ambition for Papir, building up a dense atmosphere through effects-laden chords. The drums and bass act as an anchor for them, despite wandering on their own as well. One would expect riffs to appear, however, the guys steered clear of them. Instead, the track gradually slows down, giving way to a droning synth and beautiful guitar leads. These meander for minutes on end, until sweet melodies start blooming over them. The relaxing nature of all the careful embellishments make for a refreshing listen. Meanwhile, ‘7.2’ follows with a bass groove that grows into a more active section. The smooth, intertwining progressions maintain the overall breeziness with the greatest of ease. Then, ‘7.3’ reaches into ambient territory, reminiscing a soundtrack to a meditation or lazy mornings in bed. Layers of soft guitars and effects caress you with sugar sweet sonic beauty. Soon after, 7 comes to an end with the 4th part and its tom-oriented drumming, calm bass lines and lush solos. It’s essentially a continuation of the explored territories, complete with bits of everything you’ve heard so far. However, there is a lovely, comforting feeling in all the presented ideas. Sure, some harder hitting segments would have definitely enhanced the dynamics, especially for long time fans. Nevertheless, they are not mandatory, as Papir crafted such a delightful and soothing record.




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insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
January 14th 2022


5598 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

A laid back record, not exactly what you would expect from them, but it's a sweet surprise.



'7.2' (video) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nvy2mt86JQg

Digging: Papir - 7

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
January 14th 2022


9385 Comments


Solid write-up, will definitely check this out.

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Sunnyvale
Contributing Reviewer
January 14th 2022


3220 Comments


This looks sweet, will check!

insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
January 15th 2022


5598 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Thanks Voivod

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
January 15th 2022


9385 Comments


^^Heard this on the fly last night, and it's as soothing as soothing can get.

insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
January 15th 2022


5598 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I kind of enjoy this side of theirs more than the older stuff.

zaruyache
January 17th 2022


24853 Comments


this is on my todo lissst

BenThatsMyJamin
January 17th 2022


3896 Comments


Band is so good

insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
January 18th 2022


5598 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

It's nice to see how Papir and Causa Sui have evolved along the years. They had similar output at some point, but now they are drifting apart.

Dewinged
Staff Reviewer
January 18th 2022


26776 Comments


They really killed it with those song titles, gotta check, the last one was good.

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insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
January 18th 2022


5598 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yes, pure genius.



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