The stillness of a lake, the bright violent birth of stars—this is the sound of Paper/Upper/Cuts; transmitting rhythmic patterns of eternal energy through music. David “Papi” Fimbrés warms his experimental offerings with Latin American & West African rhythms, utilizing both organic & electronic sounds, at once ancient & futuristic. Like a playful sonic shaman, the multi-instrumentalist drummer creates a transportive psychedelic experience, punctuated with strategic vocalizations—from soothing melodies to primal, percussive cries.
Born in 1980, Fimbrés grew up in East Los Angeles, California, & Jueréz, Mexico—one of the most violent cities in the world. He was drawn to music as a source of inner travel & personal transformation at an early age—at five years, old urging his mother to find him piano lessons (which she did, at a local recreation center). Exposed to a diverse array of sounds growing up—from traditional Latin Cumbia to the Talking Heads—Fimbrés draws on an abundance of influences, creating a music all his own. A proud embodiment of the pioneering & free North West spirit, Fimbrés lives in Portland, Oregon, and regularly plays out, both as Paper/Upper/Cuts & with any number of his multi-genre projects.
GET THE RELEASES:
January 29 2013 – NORTHWEST COAST MUSIC – DIGITAL LP
July 2011- ILLA KILLA YELLOW SPACE – 12″ / Digital