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Pawa Up First


Nearly four years have passed since Pawa Up First’s last album. Musicians, Serge Nakauchi Pelletier (guitars), Mathieu Pontbriand (bass), Joseph Perrault (drums and percussions) and Sandy Belfort (keyboards), reappear today with a fourth album titled Missing Time. An enchanting and enigmatic space-time in which Pawa Up First unveils a little more, elaborating on the complexity of memories and on the experiences, sometimes inexplicable, that unite us. Missing Time is also a continuum, a dialogue between images and music investigated by the group since its inception, a deep, poetic universe, colourful and distinct with a powerful narrative evocative.

The fourth album is the result of meetings, exchanges and dialogues. Multiple explorations marked by complicity which illustrate the unclassifiable and unique world of the group. Songs such as Charlotte, Visitors, Kntkt, Teru Teru Bozu, and The Listeners carry us away towards a mysterious world where reality and dreamland meet, referring to the memory that sometimes eludes us, to the nostalgia and the passing of time.

Pawa Up First’s sound signature, frequently described as cinematic, is as much driven by those of Phillip Glass, Ennio Morricone, Angelo Badalamenti, Riyuichi Sakamoto, than inspired by jazz, hip-hop, experimental rock, electro and shoegaze. On stage, the quartet continues its creative process with the exploration and experimentation of images at the service of music, which includes video projections on stage, mostly self-produced. The musicians take us on a journey into the depths of the unknown, towards the infinity of possibilities.