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Limited LP of Alis' Astral Plane debut 'Papercuts'. Accompanied by a full color cover with photography from Rebecca Eskilsson, design by Tea Stražičić and layout by Sam Meier. Vinyl pressed by Precision Pressing.
Includes unlimited streaming of Papercuts
via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
Alis has spent over a decade exploring the intricacies of performance-oriented club music, releasing on labels like Don’t Be Afraid and Planet Mu, and becoming a staple in the Berlin and London scenes. Set for release on March 15, Papercuts is her Astral Plane Recordings debut, comprised of five lush, intimate tracks that are both entirely removed from a dancefloor-context, yet deeply preoccupied with groove and movement.
Honed at her Sunday System nights at London’s Rye Wax, Alis’ interdisciplinary practice comes to the fore on Papercuts with vocals extending far beyond their linguistical potential into a broader, more textural realm. Songs like “Status” and “BCC: me” walk the line of sonority and dissonance, nearing the precipice of abstraction without falling into the abyss. “Papercuts” and “Water” on the other hand offer a more concise narrative vision, proffering a version of hookwriting that fluctuates between meditative and commanding.
Recorded across several continents, it's no surprise that Papercuts tends to enliven interstitial spaces and Alis' unique disposition makes the cerebral accessible. Papercuts is out on March 15 on APR and will be available as digital EP and full color cover 12”.
released March 15, 2019
Mastering: Will Mitchell
Photography: Rebecca Eskilsson
Design: Tea Stražičić
Layout: Sam Meier
Debut album from this French artist who reminds me a bit of Julianna Barwick. Calming, lush, ambient drift with synths and occasional vox. My only complaint is that the LP is too short (only 28 minutes), and I wish there were one or two more songs to extend the magical mood just a little bit longer... but I'm definitely a fan now, and will be keeping an eye out for her next release. ~ DJ Megasoup aka Selaroda ~