After his debut album for Discrepant (Papillon, 2013) and a couple of tapes for Dinzu Artefacts (Aqueducts, 2017) and Sucata tapes (Cercueill Flottant, 2019) Papillon aka Gonçalo F. Cardoso returns to the wax treatment for one last hurrah into the depths of tropical disquiet. Taking liberties from Henri Charriere’s book sequel of the same name, Banco, the audio reader here dives straight up/down into a world of random dream logic. The same themes of nightmare vs paradisiac dreams are present yet with more nuance than in the first volume.
The adventure here is more subdued, less spiritual as most of it is lived outdoors, free from the French colonial shackles of abuse. A lighter tone then, for what will probably be the last Papillon foray. As with the first volume the album counts with contributions from fellow label artists: Mike Cooper, Cédric Stevens, David Daan and Yannick Dauby all feature in on way or another, raw or cooked into a boiling pot of irreverence. All tracks were composed and edited by Gonçalo F. Cardoso in the island of La Gomera, Lisbon and London between 2016-2019.