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Boomkat Product Review:
Discrepant’s adventurous boss Gonçalo F. Cardoso sees off his Papillon project with a febrile flux of dream/nightmare logic weaving in material from label cohorts including Mike Cooper.
Presented as “one last hurrah into the depths of tropical disquiet”, and taking cues from Henri Charriere’s book sequel of the same name ‘Banco’, Cardoso sounds out in simiularly poetic terrain to the new David Toop ace, but perhaps more ravaged and infected with an illness from which he doesn’t return.
Roughly stitching in contributions ranging from Mike Cooper’s signature lap steel guitar to samples from fellow intrepid explorers Cédric Stevens, David Daan, and Yannick Dauby, the results leave us feeling upended and shored up beyond view, and that’s kind of where we want to be right now. Perhaps it’s fair to say that Covid-19 has made far-out, imaginative sound trips such as these all the more valuable as escape hatches from locked-in torpor and mundanity, and Papillon’s inventive levels of detail and plain freaking audness, from Annea Lockwood-like sensualities to South Seas breeze guitar and Coil-y K-hole ambient glitching make this one totally worth the return ticket.