First of all, we’re sorry for the lack of El Paraiso activites these last months - we’ve been busy sculpting the very future of music with our bare hands, but we’re sure you’ll excuse us when you hear about the stuff we’ll rock your brain with in 2013.
PAPIR III LP
Out February 11th we’ll unleash the third album by danish psycho-trio PAPIR, called... PAPIR III - it’s everything you loved about them so far and then some. When Mojo writer Kieron Tyler visited Denmark's renowned SPOT Festival in the summer of 2012 he was blown away by Papir's performance as an experience that clearly stood out compared to the rest of the stuffed bill: 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.
These guys are certainly on their own path and Papir III is their most fully realized album to date, it encompasses everything the band represents in a single piece of heavy vinyl – from explosive, guitar-solo driven peaks through motoric krautrock grooves to peaceful and atmospheric soundscapes. Like its predecessor the album was recorded during a single intense week in a small house in the Danish countryside, masterfully engineered and produced by Jonas Munk (Causa Sui), capturing the band in the midst of their creative prime.
600 copies on 180g LP (includes download only thru our site) - no CDs!
El Paraiso t-shirts
We’ve got some awesome 100% eco-tex certified El Paraiso shirts printed. We’re not even gonna try to push these, as they’re limited to 30 of each colour. You snooze, you loose!
New Causa Sui album in 2013!
It pays to read all the way to the end of our newsletter - yes, FINALLY, 4 years after the Pewt’r Sessions were recorded, Causa Sui will release a new album in 2013. The ground work for these tracks has been in the works thru the last 3 years, shaping them during sporadic gigs and late nite brew sessions. The basic tracks are in the box, and El Producto aka Jonas Munk is working hard to overdrive, amplify and echo-perplex it into some beautiful massive thing. We can’t wait for you to hear it! More on this in a little while...