Papir to release new studio album “7” on January 14th 2022

Papir 7 cover
Copenhagen-based psych and melodic krautrock trio Papir has revealed the first details about their forthcoming album, aptly-titled “7”, which is slated for a release on January 14th, 2022, via Stickman Records.

On their 7th full-length album, the band dials back their fuzz pedals and returns to the heavily atmospheric soundscapes that define much of their recent work. Many aspects of Papir’s music seem to have much in common with the sea - be it a willful association by the Danish 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.

But give ear, as the band just shared a first single taken from “7”! Watch the new video, created by Søren Bang Clemmensen, for the song “7.2”, below.

Album side A is made up entirely of one 20-minute composition that flows seamlessly from the band’s signature melodic kraut-inspired rock into an ebb and flow of gorgeous ambient soundscapes. Guitarist Nicklas Sørensen’s shows a remarkable versatility, conjuring up a variety of sounds with his guitar that seem hardly possible with one instrument. When drummer Christoffer Brøchmann Christensen and bassist Christian Becher Clausen rejoin on side B, three further blissed-out tracks carry the listener away into their own world. If ambient post-krautrock isn’t yet a genre title, Papir should certainly be credited with its invention.

Coming out as LP including download card and as CD, the album pre-sale will be available on October 22nd, 2021, here.

1. 7.1 (part I-III)
2. 7.2
3. 7.3
4. 7.4