paris_monster

https://www.parismonster.com/

Beat-driven. Employing heavy elements of funk and soul,

paris_monster closes the gaps between synth-pop & garage;

between modern detail and old-school grit. Solid earth. Soaring

soundscapes. A mass of noise. Volatility. Vocal singularity.

The Deli NYC calls paris_monster “a precise, complex and

sophisticated mechanism” with a “a monstrous instrumental

technique”, delivering a sound that “could be the new face of

American roots rock”.

In fall of 2017 paris_monster began recording their first fulllength

LP, set to be released in 2018. The album will solidify

their dirty, glitchy, lyric-centered, groove-based sound, and

will be a milepost in their search for a focused and flexible

musical approach. The elements of funk and soul join with

lyrical themes of bygone eras in rural settings, characters

lost, and mortality confronted. Love achieved, and denied.

Americana. Themes in stark contrast to the pounding grooves and

electronic mayhem, creating depths and dimensions that could

have been otherwise achieved only by dropping a modular synth in

the corn fields of central New York or the woods of Connecticut.

And maybe that’s exactly what happened.

Lesley Keller of Pancakes & Whiskey said, “Each time I see them

perform I’m dumbfounded at just how great they are”.

paris_monster’s live show is something to behold. The challenge

when seeing them live is getting past the fact that there are

only two people creating all that sound. Two people. A drum

set. A bass. A keyboard. A eurorack modular synth. One

microphone. And all that sound. Beyond this visual

impossibility is a careful and deliberate balance of sounds,

colors, and textures. Melodies to serve a story. Chaos to

destroy preciousness. The Deli NYC observed, “infallible

superior forces: as we all know now, ‘with great power comes

great responsibilities,’ and the duo never abuses of it – that’s

what good musicianship is.”

paris_monster’s full catalogue is available NOW on iTunes. The

Deli NYC said of recent release “Ain’t No Movin’ Me”: “…

[paris_monster] showcases its prowess for hook writing/crafting

a track that could stand without accompaniment as a blues-y,

spiritual declaration, but is launched into another realm by its

bed of synths and echoing choruses. An inspired take on bluesfolk

that’s both hypnotic and engaging.”