Alis - Rely (Could I) [APR119] by Astral Plane Recordings published on 2019-03-15T15:25:36Z London's Alis (@alismusic) debuts on APR today with 'Papercuts', exploring groove and movement in granular detail 12" available at: Bandcamp: tinyurl.com/y34nlfvg Boomkat: tinyurl.com/y3og5w5s Juno: tinyurl.com/y2y7cqq7 Norman: tinyurl.com/y5auhlp5 Alis has spent over a decade exploring the intricacies of performance-oriented club music, releasing on labels like Don’t Be Afraid and Planet Mu, and becoming a staple in the Berlin and London scenes. Set for release on March 15, Papercuts is her Astral Plane Recordings debut, comprised of five lush, intimate tracks that are both entirely removed from a dancefloor-context, yet deeply preoccupied with groove and movement. Honed at her Sunday System nights at London’s Rye Wax, Alis’ interdisciplinary practice comes to the fore on Papercuts with vocals extending far beyond their linguistical potential into a broader, more textural realm. Songs like “Status” and “BCC: me” walk the line of sonority and dissonance, nearing the precipice of abstraction without falling into the abyss. “Papercuts” and “Water” on the other hand offer a more concise narrative vision, proffering a version of hookwriting that fluctuates between meditative and commanding. Recorded across several continents, it's no surprise that Papercuts tends to enliven interstitial spaces and Alis' unique disposition makes the cerebral accessible. Papercuts is out on March 15 on APR and will be available as digital EP and full color cover 12”.