PAPIVORES

papivores

Papivores is French violinist and composer Agathe Max and British musician and producer Tom Relleen. Both have been leaving their mark on the field of contemporary music for a number of years – Max within numerous solo and collaborative projects – Kuro, Mésange, etc, and Relleen as half of Tomaga.

Death And Spring marks the duo’s debut, offering a incongruous and unexpected, yet somehow entirely logical collision of highly individualised creative worlds. A sweeping, scratching, deconstructed melodic realm of depth and ambience – acoustic timbres, textures, rhythms , and tones basking in an electronic expanse, Death And Spring unfolds as an immersive conversation, ranging from tense and uneasy, to the hormonic and sublime.  Growing from a fascinating conceptual approach to writing, using a novel by Catalan writer Mercè Rodoreda as its departure point, it folds the author’s magical realist reverie into questions which address oppression and authoritarianism, becoming, in Papivores’ hands, a politicised spectrum of sound which unveils the rich sense possibility for human concern, still possible and evolving within the world of experimental music

Listen to Papivores ‘Death & Spring’ here:

Growing from a fascinating conceptual approach to writing, using a novel by Catalan writer Mercè Rodoreda as its departure point, it folds the author’s magical realist reverie into questions which address oppression and authoritarianism, becoming, in Papivores’ hands, a politicised spectrum of sound which unveils the rich sense possibility for human concern, still possible and evolving within the world of experimental music. Moody, symbolic and filled with hope, Death And Spring encounters two musicians conjuring evocations of the natural world and dark psychological states, their individual voices joined together without losing what makes them singular and unique. Yet another fantastic addition to the growing catalog of Hands in the Dark, joining recent and notable excursions from Byron Westbrook, Tomaga, Saåad, Piotr Kurek, Josiah Steinbrick, and a great many more.

Read a review at GONZAIand a feature at LIBERATION

Watch the video for Papivores: Pourpre Reflets Glaces

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