Papertwin began as an experimental recording project started by the mind of artist and songwriter Max Decker (vocals, gtr., synths), and was soon joined by friend Francis Cardinale (drums, programming). Decker had been painting and drawing since childhood and the musical collaboration started off as a casual exchange between friends. After some time apart, both living in Brooklyn, they reunited and experimented with electronic music and melodic structures that became the foundation of Papertwin, still, there was a need for real time instruments and immediate sound. Meeting each other as students at a New York audio engineering school, Francis met piano technician Nick Shopa who eagerly brought his musical sensibilities to the band through playing synthesizers. Completing the four-piece circle, music producer and former Berklee College of Music student Justin Miller came and provided the bass the band needed.
The influences behind the sounds have become more apparent after songs are finished and there is an evidently common ground when it comes to the musical sensibilities of the band members. Papertwin continues to record and perform and is looking forward while taking cues from the past.