Paper Beat Scissors
Tim Crabtree's haunting voice sits at the centre of Paper Beat Scissors' sound with an honesty and rawness that skirts discomfort. The relocated-Brit began the project following a move to Canada's East Coast and soon caught the attention of his adoptive home. Instrumentally, the palettes shift from hypnotic loops through full brass arrangements and screaming lap steel to stripped-back acoustic guitar and layered vocals.

"Absolutely stunning… wonderful… startling and beautiful." - 'Whispering' Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

"...a mastery of the folk form and pushes the genre into new Spartan directions" – Pop Matters

"Crabtree's more than one to watch, he's one to listen to, now." – Americana UK

"...potent enough for an otherworld experience." – CBC
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La Mitad
  • ARTIST: Paper Beat Scissors
  • TITLE: La Mitad
  • CAT#: FMG092
  • FORMAT: Digital
  • RELEASE DATE: April 30, 2021

In September 2019, England-born, Montreal-based musician Tim Crabtree released the tender and beautifully orchestrated indie folk album Parallel Line under his Paper Beat Scissors moniker. Parallel Line explored the fragility, complexity and fundamental importance of human connection, a theme that has obviously taken on more and more resonance in the past year as we all grapple with our unexpected isolation. Now he’s releasing a selection of those songs, this time translated into Spanish.

“ascendant musical magic”Beats Per Minute

“hypnotic sonic tension”With Guitars

“atmósferas íntimas y melancólicas envolventes”La Musica Gratis

“tender and beautifully orchestrated”Folk Radio UK

“enchanting and stunning”Circuit Sweet

Parallel Line
Live at La Sala Rossa
All We Know
Go On
Tendrils (Live at St. Matthew's Church)
Paper Beat Scissors
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