paprtape

About


Tony Yang, 楊伯翊 (Yáng•bó•yì), going by the stage name PaprTape (previously PaperTape), is a producer and musician who makes music in various genres that combines traditional and modern techniques.

PaprTape was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and started with the violin and piano at the age of 6. He traveled back and forth between the U.S. and Taiwan as a child, learning music with various teachers, and also studied with Khuillip Jeung from The Juilliard School.

PaprTape began his career in Asia, winning first place in the International Floral Expo Remix Competition for remixing Teresa Tang's "What Would You Say," and later produced the girl group 六月弦 (Six.S.) that reached top 10 in the music charts in Taiwan, and also did the film score and sound design for JJ Lin's 友人說 Somebody. He then continues to compose, produce and perform around the world including China, Taiwan, Canada and the U.S.

PaprTape has been composing and producing in different parts of the world. His recent work has been commissioned by the Museum of Chinese in America in New York, in response to the recent rise in Anti-Asian Hate Crimes. He has also been making music for top artists and brands including Philip Glass, Marshall Headphones, Burberry, and many more. He currently resides in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

PaprTpae Recording with Philip Glass (right) on The White Lama. James L. Dolan Studio, Feburary 17, 2019


PaprTape: Lyra

"The track is the exemplification of a single-take analog recording, with everything captured perfectly in the captivating, beautifully shot and produced video which accompanies the music."

PAPRTAPE - "SINGULARITY"

"...a beautifully and deceptively simple performance and piece of music that captures the flow of ideas from body to machine, sine-waves bending like brainwaves becoming full thoughts and sometimes vice-versa."

PaprTape – Singularity

"A sacrosanct exhibition of heavenly acclimation, ‘Singularity‘ appears part of the broader ascent towards enlightenment, if as an expression of providential beauty, solitude, & the infinite multiverse within us all."
—Charles Davis, Give It A Spin

Ambient music from PaprTape

"The arrangement offers a soothing ambient expression of minimalism. Both calming and intriguing, “Wintry” demonstrates the artist’s ability to create dreamy textures and a complete control over his instrument."
—Rob Pringle, Plastic Magazine


PaprTape - Wintry

"The peace exuded here is addictive, enticing one to repeatedly invoke the spirit of the moment – 1000 listens isn’t enough. A favorite of this blog, it is advised that one delves further into the catalog of Papr Tape."
—Charles Davis, Give It A Spin


PaprTape "Midafternoon Dream": a mind numbingly soothing trance

"An unraveling ambience with no troubles, this piece is a minimalistic music masterpiece. "
Music Dances When You Sleep



7 Eclectic (Jan/Feb 2021)

"There is a rush of immersion as you listen to his works, a sense of being placed in a paradise-like acoustic play yard. When the soundscapes calm our soul, it becomes pure bliss. The beautiful pauses and heart-beats arrive from time to time; through dusk till dawn, we are amazed. I’m writing this on paper, and it will never wash out. This is a track to connect your breath with your heart."
—Niki, Give It A Spin