Jerry Paper is the sonic caricature of a New York-based musician Lucas Nathan. It represents a cartoonish vision of Self materialized through Jerry’s bizarre vision of pop music.
Jerry is an 11-dimensional musical entity who occasionally inhabits the three-dimensional body of curly-haired Brooklyn busboy Lucas Nathan. That comes from the artist’s discomfort with the physical body.
The music itself is a peculiar vision of psychedelic crooner pop, refracted through an obsession with sophisti-pop, spiritual jazz, 60s and 70s pop and easy listening, Japanese techno-pop a la YMO and their myriad offshoots, and 20th century avant-garde while, honestly, sounding nothing like anything but itself.
He uses mostly sounds that were made to imitate “real” instruments (like fake guitar, fake upright bass, fake harpsichord). Some of these sounds, though, don’t sound anything like the “real” thing.
For fans of: Mac DeMarco, Connan Mockasin, Homeshake, Ariel Pink & Alex Calder.