Papir has gradually developed their unique vision of instrumental rock over the course of four studio albums, culminating in their next effort and first full-length for Stickman Records, the aptly titled “V”. The amazing thing about Papir is how they transform psychedelic music into something new and relevant, something truly unique. Sure, they know their kraut- and prog-rock history, but unlike the majority of bands in the present day psych-rock scene they venture far beyond mere pastiche. Mounting the stage, the trio surprise from the get-go: no fully-tattooed longhairs with ostentatious battle vests or getups in sight – just three clean-cut young men, cheery, authentic. Pretense and image are rendered unnecessary – these guys can play and let their music do the talking. Guitarist Nicklas Sørensen and Bassist Christian Becher aren't afraid to explore sounds and styles usually associated with post-rock, ambient or even shoegaze, and drummer Christoffer Brøchmann plays with a skill, ferocity and richness of ideas that is so rare. The entire package fits together like a puzzle and the results are astounding. On the six instrumentals that make up "V", Papir travel effortlessly through a broad musical terrain of genres such as psychedelic rock, post rock and even ambient soundscapes, they create their own musical worlds. From hard rocking solos and heavy riffs to dreamy melodic themes and atmospheric soundscapes, it is a true auditory voyage spanning two LPs and countless genres. “V” was mixed by JohnMcEntire from Chicago post rock pioneers Tortoise, shaping the music through a distinct, natural and spacious aesthetic that complements these auditive voyages perfectly. Stickman Records is proud to present “V” on CD, digitally and high-quality 180g vinyl including download - the perfect accompaniment for your travels in sound and space.