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.”