7/10 Phil Staff review, 05 December 2013
Papillon is one of my favourite films. I’ve seen it more times than I can possibly remember and I can’t think of a better film to watch on a Sunday afternoon. Watching Steve Mcqueen deteriorate from hardnut to frail old man over 3 hours is a feast for the mind. It also features lepers and to date this is my only experience of lepers (apart from leper jokes which don’t really count). It was also the first French word I learnt (I think it means butterfly).
Nonsense aside, this is an LP by Discrepant head honcho Goncalo Cardoso and it features guest appearances from Cedric Stevens and Kink Gong. Party time! This is a tough LP to listen to. Exotic and ethnic field recordings are layered over dense electronic static and noises. It’s not generally a tuneful record as it treads the more sound art-y path, though mid-way through side one it gets a bit melodic for a minute before reverting back to more field records (of fishing rods).
In fact, as the album progresses more tuneful moments appear buried under the electronic noises and field recordings. It’s a strangely compelling adventure into aural experimentation and I felt the urge to listen to the whole thing (usually bodes well).
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