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Danish psych trio Papir are now on their fourth album, the imaginitively titled 'IIII', and as you would probably expect by now, it's got some instrumental psych-rock jams on it; a couple of 10-minute numbers on the first side and then a mammoth 22-minute closer on side B. All three are hypno-grooving workouts which build with an almost post-rockish restraint sometimes, but there's always a restlessness just below the surface keeping it from breaking into the over-serious tedium that genre sometimes inspires.
This patient mix of psych and post-rock, with a soupcon of repeato-kraut hypnosis, is consistent throughout this LP. It keeps reminding me of my psych-rock heroes Motorpsycho when they go into their long instrumental jams when they play live. Once they pick up a head of steam the drums romp wildly along to some grunting tractor-bass while the guitar picks out sweet-sounding licks from thin air; they can really conjure up quite a whirlwind between the three of them.
So if epic instrumental psych jams that start post-rocky and restrained like Mogwai and end hard and windswept like Motorpsycho sound good to you, you'll thoroughly enjoy this one.
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