It's a rare to come across an artist who's equally skilled in songwriting, singing and production but lone-arranger Jason Quever, better known as San Francisco's Papercuts is a master of all trades. That the pocket-sized symphonies of brand new album 'life among the savages' are set to see the light of day is through nothing but meticulous focus - due to his whizz-kid knack for instrumental arrangement, Quever often finds himself a sought-after musical collaborator. Quever recorded his latest offering on his ampex 2″ 16-track reel-to-reel in his home studio, pan american, whittling the record down to its essentials over a two year period. While Papercuts echoes bands like Spiritualized and the Zombies in mood, ambitious orchestration (the title track itself contains an arrangement contribution from Beach House's Alex Scally), and the high-calibre dream pop of beautifully hypnotic tracks such as 'Staring at the Bright Lights', the sound on 'Life Among the Savages' is undeniably Quever's own.
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