Dear Passengers


TMR 007 - CD / Digipak

Torsten Papenheim´s

Dear Passengers (TMR 007)

Torsten Papenheim – guitar
Alexander Beierbach – tenor saxophone
Berit Jung – bass
Christian Marien – drums

01 – Special Teeth Profiles Shifting (5:54)
02 – Harry’s Truman (4:32)
03 – Melancholy Grandeur (7:40)
04 – Efsane (5:14)
05 – Mitscherlichs Zoo (5:18)
06 – Esfahan, Tennessee (5:14)
07 – Interstice (8:26)
08 – Selected Characters (5:10)

total time 47:35

all compositions by Torsten Papenheim

recorded October 2018 by Christian Betz at Berlinaudio, Berlin
mixed and mastered by Christian Betz
design by Kurzgestaltung, Berlin
artwork by Marcel Grabsch
produced by Torsten Papenheim & Alexander Beierbach

© and ℗ Tiger Moon Records 2020, TMR 007
LC – 37384

CD / Digipack

Release Date: February 28, 2020


Alexander Beierbach – tenor saxophone
Torsten Papenheim – guitar
Berit Jung – double bass
Christian Marien – drums

The 33rd president of the United States, a procession in Isfahan, smart foxes reading essays by Alexander Mitscherlich, biking in Berlin and turkish fairy tales …

That’s what Torsten Papenheim’s music on ”Dear Passengers” might be about. Or maybe it’s about something else, you never know. But, that’s for sure, his unique compositions are performed by an excellent quartet: Berit Jung on double bass, Christian Marien on drums, Alexander Beierbach on tenor saxophone and Papenheim himself on guitar.

Oscillating between composed sections and collective improvisation, the Berlin-based ensemble creates a raw sound dealing with density and space. On its debut album ”Dear Passengers” TRU CARGO SERVICE succesfully displays its understanding of playing exhilarating quartet music today.

© Marcel Grabsch

tru cargo service - live

© Ronald Weise


Bad Alchemy (105) – March 2020 – Rigobert Dittmann on TMR 007

“Bassschläge und rockender Beat gliedern handfest das Terrain für Papenheims Gitarrenläufe, die sich daran entlang ranken, fragil, und doch bestimmt. Ähnlich die tenoristische Stimme in ihrer Spannung aus sanfter Glut und feurigem Gezüngel. (…) Papenheims ganze Ästhetik ist spitzfindig, von den beharrlichen Repetitionen bis zu pikanter Figuration, von versonnener Tagträumerei bis zu … – woher rühren diese spitzen Pfiffe?”

Injazz – March 2020 – Dietmar Liste on Tru Cargo Service

“… Papenheim’s music is intelligent, creative, exciting, distinctive. …”

Fono Forum – März 2020 – Berthold Klostermann on TMR 007

“… It sometimes rumbles, is strange and bulky, but the bottom line is that it’s easy to get in the ear.”