:PAPERCUTZ's sophomore album produced by Chris Coady (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV On The Radio, Gang Gang Dance and Beach House) featuring darker, edgier songs with tribal percussion and epic sounds.
'The Blur Between Us' picks up on the character portrayed in 'Lylac' (papercutz.bandcamp.com/album/lylac
) and finds him dealing with feelings of loss for the first time in his adult life.
The album starts with the character getting news about the death of a father like figure. This event prompts him to a dreamlike introspection where he imagines himself in epic fantasy episodes that lead him to understand his relationship with those around him and the feelings emerging from dealing with his own mortality.
All lyrics by Bruno Miguel and Portuguese fiction writer José Luís Peixoto.
"Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth." Oscar Wilde
"All the dictionaries put together, don’t contain half the terms we would need in order for us to understand each other.” Saramago
Mastered by Grammy nominated, TEC award winning engineer, Joe LaPorta
Album art by Aëla Labbé and artistic direction and design by my.little.lie.
Available on Sounds Of A Playground / Rastilho Records / Kilk Records
“There’s something intangible here that makes my guts feel like a dribbling basketball. The singer Melissa Veras’ voice haunts the album, crookedly beautiful, touching down most gracefully on “Rivers” and the “Beasts” single. But the instrumental tracks are affecting as well, like the marimba-guided “Redencao” (Portuguese for “redemption”) and its triumphant, piano-strings-and-horns reprise" The Fader
":Papercutz’s new album The Blur Between Us, is out today on UK label Sounds of a Playground, as is the album. We’re digging the spooky electro-folk direction this Portuguese music project has taken” MTV Iggy
"Characteristically creating pop music that is both cruel and beautiful, otherworldly and organic." DUMMY Magazine
"Sonic equivalent of a ghost story told around a campfire." Prefix Magazine
"Beautifully blends acoustic and electronic instrumentation with gorgeous melodies, vocals, and ambient sounds." InYourSpeakers
“We didn’t think it was possible for a band to accurately capture the sound of Adderall. Then again, it’s probably what should be expected from a group whose name, :Papercutz, is a question mark short of being a note scribbled on the pavement by an addict enduring the depths of a bender” Risk and Consequence
“'Rivers' melds some very intense synthesizers with menacing percussion that’s only softened by Veras’ gorgeous, floating vocals” Ear Buddy
“Creates a surreally beautiful soundscape with deep and otherworldly sounds, while New York’s Melissa Veras provides hauntingly ethereal vocals….travels through shoegaze infused electro pop and comes out big and powerful. Its captivating atmosphere will leave you breathless for more” Music For The Masses
“Haunting vocals creep through the ethereal synths and ramble into a peripatetic drum beat. The song is wholly electro, fuzzy, and perfectly put together. Rivers is a really catchy song and totally draws you in with its hypnotizing beauty” Chromatist
“'Where Beasts Die'lush tune full of electrifying harmonies and synths juxtaposed with acoustic guitar fingerpicking. The breakdown at 3:45 is especially interesting. I can’t say this’ll be one of my favorite songs of the year, but it’s a promising sound from a young band” The Tune
"Un disco per l'Europa" Selected album by Thierry Vissol (European Commission) & Luca D'ambrosio