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"Thanks to his band Paper Tiger, Leeds resident Greg Surmacz has long been a quiet hero in the interzone between live jazz and the Flying Lotus-adjacent “beat scene.” This year, on his two solo albums, he’s refined his style even further—and on the second installment, he’s achieved a brilliant personal statement. Chiptune bleeps blur into lengthy, lyrical sax lines; jumpy broken beats manage to blend with laid back pastoral chords. It’s incredibly coherent—and very, very lovely." Timelines (Part 2) best electronic music of the month by Bandcamp Daily

 

"[Paper Tiger's 2016 album] Blast Off is altogether a triumph, a relentlessly modern record that channels deep understanding of the past and most importantly a core of rump-shaking funk that, completely aside from how clever or strange it is, makes it an absolute delight to keep coming back to.” The Arts Desk ★★★★★

 

“Paper Tiger inhabit a niche that is all their own… Organic, energetic, non-conformist and filled with unexpected sonics.” Bonafide Magazine review of Blast Off

 

"...its chords and bass playing are full of jazz-funk sophistication, but the breaks and production are full of vintage rave impact and attitude. Their complexity never feels like showing off or awkwardness, because they are, ultimately, straight-up electronic funk bangers." Review of Captain Over's No-One Ever Really Flies EP, best electronic music of the month by Bandcamp Daily

"Wonderful, lovely stuff." Lauren Laverne (BBC 6 Music) on Paper Tiger

 

"...puts together all that's best about current electronic music in one package. Intricate yet punchy, weird but very wonderful." Review of Paper Tiger's Illuminated EP by Mixmag

 

"Solid instrumental excursions that touch on everything from twisted beats to dancefloor jams and dubby melancholia." Paper Tiger debut album Laptop Suntan, best releases of the month by FACT

 

"Charmingly ramshackle." Praise for The Raphael Attar Variety Hour from The Guardian