Cardboard Sea


TMR 005 - CD / Digipak

Cardboard Sea (TMR 005)

Alexander Beierbach – tenor saxophone
Jan Roder – bass
Christian Marien – drums

# 01 – Charming Chimes / Joker & Thief (07:53)
# 02 – Been There (03:05)
# 03 – Done That (09:38)
# 04 – Missed The Date / Bought The T-Shirt (09:13)
# 05 – Le Deserteur (05:59)
# 06 – Skizze #3 (03:37)
# 07 – Chestnut (04:10)
# 08 – Cardboard Sea / Charming Chimes (04:59)
# 09 – Le Deserteur (Reprise) (01:34)

total time 50:22

all compositions by Alexander Beierbach
except le deserteur by boris vian & harold berg

recorded october 6 & 7, 2016 by Marco Birkner at Studio H2, Berlin
mixed and mastered by Marco Birkner
design by Kurzgestaltung, Berlin
artwork by Alexander Beierbach
produced by Alexander Beierbach

© and ℗ 2018 Tiger Moon Records, TMR 005
LC – 37384

CD / Digipack

Release Date: July 27, 2018


Alexander Beierbach – tenor saxophone
Jan Roder – bass
Christian Marien – drums

The experimental methodology is easily described. The elemental orchestration of trio BROM from Berlin has been researching self- generated and freely improvised compositions since 2010. The musical material is based on open compositions of the saxophonist, Alexander Beierbach for experimentation with his laboratory cohorts Jan Roder (bass), and Christian Marien (drums), functioning as a starting point for an improvisatory reaction/ interaction process characterized by expansive phrases, and explosions of sound.

© Oliver Potratz

African Paper ( – April 2019 – A. Kaudaht about “Cardboard Sea“

“Without rest, new goals are constantly being set off, ambiguous beautiful mood details are explored. … The fact that all of this never really gets out of the way and always finds new directions shows how well the trio is in tune with each other. ”

JazzPodium – October/November 2018 – Rainer Bratfisch about „Cardboard Sea“

“… lyrical, with carefully balanced arches, played virtuoso, exciting and always good for surprises.”

The Free Jazz Collective ( – September 2018 – Martin Schray about „Cardboard Sea“

„What never falters is the freshness of his compositions.
… A very atmospheric album that matures the more you listen to it.“

SONIC – September 2018 – Hans-Dieter Grünefeld about “Cardboard Sea”

“BROM takes the liberty of deciding for itself and intuitively whether the notes or the situation has priority. The band has succeeded in discreetly presenting this aesthetic blurring in many colorations”.

Jazzthetik – September 2018 – Angela Ballhorn about „Cardboard Sea“

“The Berlin based Trio explores the various possibilities of the saxophone trio. Almost without exception, the compositions are by Beierbach, and it can be seen that the trio has become even more familiar and well-rehearsed over the years.

BAD ALCHEMY – September 2018 – Rogo Dittmann about „Cardboard Sea“

“It is the charm of poetry that makes even papier-mâché swing, and finally Beierbach `sings´ Vian à la Gandhi once more.”

taz-Plan – 28.06.2018 – Tim Caspar Boehme about „Cardboard Sea“

“Together with Jan Roder on bass and the drummer Christian Marien, Beierbach relies on discreet overblowing and finely chiseled melodies, which Roder and Marien play around with varying pulse frequencies.”