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Papercuts – You Can Have What You Want (2009) review

December 29, 2014

Papercuts – You Can Have What You Want (2009) review

Let’s face it, the Papercuts are/is Jason Quever, an artist
who hands out lyrics that are occasionally decipherable, nearly always dealing
with an internal depression of self-worth and his ability to function within
any society … as if he’s forever stood behind the proverbial shaded window,
attempting to make sense of all that passes in front of him through a sonic
palette of off kilter emotions, detached melodic melodies, repeated musical
progressions, and heart breaking vocals filled with diaspora.  And all of this is delivered in such a
manner, suggesting that by sheer force of will, he might become something more
pleasing to himself, yet in the end, forever retaining his sense of being
through eyes he believes reveal all.
The music delivered on any Papercuts album is lush and
softly romantic, like sleepy bears gathered ‘round an abandoned campfire on
Quaaludes.  The songs never stagger far
from their starting point, take no unexpected turns, and feel like warm breath
on the nape of your neck.  Having said
this, let me assure you, all Papercuts songs are not created equal, and within
the context of their catalog there are very few that live larger than life.
These are the ones I keep coming back to, letting the rest drift off like dust
kittens to hide beneath my bed, leaving …
You Can Have What You Want
-Once We Waled In The Sunlight
-Dictator’s Lament
-Future Primitive
-You Can Have What You Want
-The Void
Fading Parade
-Do What You Will
-Charades
Can’t Go Back
-John Brown
-Unavailable
-Sandy
-Found Bird
… to lay over me like a warm blanket on a chilly October
evening.
Review made by Jenell Kesler/2014
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