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Fear of Faces: The Mismeasure of Man (Saturn Musikk)

Thematic improvisation from this Scandinavian trio in an eclectic mix of improvised music, experiemental yet melodic music blending acoustic and electronic instrumentation from Daniel Rorke (sax & laptop), Rune Nergaard (bass) and Tomas Jarmry (drums).

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UPC: 0094922313997

Label: Saturn Musikk
Catalog ID: 0901
Squidco Product Code: 18285

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2009
Country: Norway
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded on May 12th, 2009 at Skansen Lydstudio, Trondheim, Norway.


Daniel Rorke-saxophones, electronics

Rune Nergaard-bass

Tomas Jarmyr-drums

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Artist Biographies:

"Rune Nergård (born 26 May 1983 in Bodø, Norway) is a Norwegian Jazz musician (upright bass), known from bands like Bushman's Revenge, Marvel Machine, Scent of Soil and Team Hegdal."

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"Tomas Järmyr (1987, Sweden) was born into a musical family with both parents being teachers at the local music school. This is where he discovered the drums at age 2. He started taking lessons at the age of 7, got his first real drum kit the following year, and joined the music school orchestra around the same time. As a young teenager, Tomas was already playing in several local bands and ensembles, spanning from punk and metal to jazz and folk music. It was during these years he really started developing his personal style of drumming characterized by great force, finesse, intensity and a sheer endless control over textures.

After more specialized studies in jazz and improvisation during high school and college, Tomas moved to Trondheim, Norway in 2008 where he obtained both a Bachelor's and Master's degree from "Jazzlinja" (Jazz department) at NTNU university. During his student years he manifested his musical expression and expanded his network of likeminded collaborators both nationally and internationally. While pushing his own bands and projects, he also started working more and more as a sideman and session drummer, all of which led to extensive touring mainly in Norway, Scandinavia and Europe.

In 2015 he temporarily joined the Italian jazz/metal monster Zu, picking up the sticks after Gabe Serbian (The Locust), until the return of original drummer Jacopo Battaglia in 2018. In January 2017, Tomas joined Motorpsycho, an internationally acclaimed, award winning band that has been, and still is, a driving force in Norwegian and European alternative rock music since 1989."

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track listing:

1. The Wages of Sin 1 - Dreams of an Empire 2:47

2. The Wages of Sin 2 - Fear of Intelligent Tigers 4:08

3. The Wages of Sin 3 - An Incident Concerning Continual Bombardment 7:43

4. The Great Basket Weaver of Kashmir 3:18

5. Bakfylleangst 3:24

6. Camera Obscura 2:29

7. The Mismeasure of Man 1 - No Fun at the Fete 5:07

8. Birds! 4:59

9. Taking Some Time Away From Birds 1:41

10. The Mismeasure of Man 2 - Ljós heimsins/The Light of the World 7:47

11. Categorical Imperative 3:42
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"Thematic improvisation defines this trio. The Mismeasure of Man is an eclectic mix of music, experiemental yet melodic. These three blaggards of jazz met at the infamous Trondheim Jazzlinja which has educated the vast majority of Norway's jazz talent."-Saturn Musikk

See also Daniel Rorke San'an.

"Fans of the Scandinavian approach to contempoary jazz will be rewarded with the release of saxophonist Daniel Rorke's two recordings on the satumusikk label.Warm, sparse, compelling and regularly challenging these releases pay jazz a homage whilst transversing traditional folk music of Norway. Both recorded in 2009,'Fear of Faces, The Mismeasure of Man' is in the trio format, whilst 'San'an' the second cd,is a quartet. San'an has the added advantage of having legendary ECM producer Jan Erik Konghaug behind the desk.Bassist Rune Nergaard is featured beautifully on both discs,whilst guitarist Hilmar Jensson is heard only on "San'an". Drummer Per Oddvar Johnansen is on "San'an" and finally drummer Tomas Jarmyr on the earlier recording. Exquisitely played, these two cds are both worthy additions to new European music."-John O'Brien Radio RTRFM Australia

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