Paper Beat Scissors
Under the moniker Paper Beat Scissors Tim Crabtree stitches delicate and intricate tapestries of songs threaded through by an unmistakable haunting voice. Over 3 albums the Montréal-based Brit has worked with members of Arcade Fire, featured on the cover CD of Rolling Stone and been labelled "startling and beautiful" by legendary BBC Radio DJ "Whispering" Bob Harris. 2021 saw the release of his first collection of songs in a second language - the Spanish album "la Mitad".

The complexity of Paper Beat Scissors' music both belies and serves its simple aim: to create a point of emotional connection and communication with the listener; To hold a space to disappear, briefly, inside the spells it casts.
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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)
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