1 Sept 2020

Paisiel announce new album – Ltd LP preorder goes live on Friday

“A rhythmic plane between Africa, techno, krautrock, and minimalism.”

“A driving force that unites past, present and future.” 

“To pierce the psychedelic barrier and scar the psyche beyond repair.” 

These words are perfect descriptions of Paisiel's unique sound so it is with great excitement we can share with you details of their second album called 'Unconscious Death Wishes'.

The album which consists of one long 38 minute+ track (which has been re-edited into two parts for vinyl) is released on 23 October – you can hear a short excerpt of the track accompanied by a mind bending video made by Portuguese collective Espectro Visível exclusively via The Quietus here:

The Quietus

'Unconscious Death Wishes' is available on LTD Red/Black 'colour-in-colour' LP via Rocket Recordings (and Lovers and Lollypops in Portugal) – the LTD LP will be available for presale on Friday 4 September to coincide with Bandcamp's 'no revenue' day from here:



Porto-based duo Paisiel comprise Portuguese drummer João Pais Filipe and German saxophonist Julius Gabriel. Both full-time musicians across several genres and disciplines, with Rocket Recordings having just released a collaborative album between João and Salford hit squad Gnod titled ‘Faca De Fogo’, the vibe Paisiel achieve across their second album ‘Unconscious Death Wishes’ sounds specific, singular and ultimately unique.

The pair first met in 2014, began recording as Paisiel in 2017, released their first, self-titled album on cassette through local label Lovers & Lollypops in 2018 and had it pressed onto vinyl in 2019 courtesy of Rocket Recordings, who have maintained the partnership for this follow-up.

A progression from what was already forward-facing music, ‘Unconscious Death Wishes’ is a single 39-minute piece recorded using improvisation based around composed structures, or what the drummer calls “instant composition”. Beginning quietly and mournfully, an array of percussion, avant-electro synths (think Cabaret Voltaire or Muslimgauze) and expansive sax swiftly takes hold. At times, this could be a late 60s proto-Krautrock cafeteria jam, early 70s New York loft jazz happening or Brazilian street parade from whichever decade takes your fancy.

Listeners might read all kinds of emotions or states of mind into this music: Paisiel themselves play to transcend such earthly concerns. ‘Unconscious Death Wishes’ is their way of evoking, in Julius’ words, “landscapes, shapes, colours, proportions and movements”.