TMR 010 - CD / Digipak

Torsten Papenheims
Schattenlos (TMR 010)

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

01 – für Anni Albers (04:13)
02 – für Marina Abramović (02:24)
03 – für Hannah Arendt (03:35)
04 – für Ingeborg Bachmann (02:55)
05 – für Forough Farrokhzad (03:43)
06 – für Swetlana Geier (05:32)
07 – für Hannah Höch (04:18)
08 – für Inge Morath (02:43)
09 – für Helga M Novak (04:25)
10 – für Kiki Smith (03:48)
11 – für Susan Sontag (02:34)
12 – für Fahrelnissa Zeid (04:40)

total time 44:55

all compositions by Torsten Papenheim

recorded December 2021 by Guy Sternberg and Juan Moreno at Tonscheune Oleak Hoppegarten
mixed and mastered by Guy Sternberg
design by Kurzgestaltung
papercuts by Esther Glück
produced by Torsten Papenheim
funded by Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe

© and ℗ Tiger Moon Records 2022, TMR 010
LC – 37384

CD / Digipack

Release Date: September 30, 2022


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

Oscillating between composed forms and collective improvisations TRU CARGO SERVICE creates a raw sound dealing with density and space. Since 2017 the Berlin-based ensemble succesfully demonstrates its understanding of playing exhilarating quartet music.
After the highly acclaimed debut album “Dear Passengers”, the second CD of TRU CARGO SERVICE will be released this September: “Schattenlos”.
“Schattenlos” – meaning shadowless – is a collection of twelve sketched variations composed by Torsten Papenheim. Each piece consists of only a few measures of written music, the ensemble created the final form of “Schattenlos” together – during rehearsals, at concerts and in the studio.
The sound of TRU CARGO SERVICE is playful, transparent and aware of the beauty of musical friction.

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tru cargo service - live

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The Sound Projector (Great Britain) – November 2023 – Ed Pinsent about “Schattenlos”

Schattenlos is not “jazz” as we know it, and we have to listen to these tones with a different pair of ears, and a different mind. No doubt, Tru Cargo service are quietly carving out their own musical niche in the world.

Citizen Jazz (France) – January 2023 – Julien Aunos about “Schattenlos”

The music is sensitive and transparent, carried by the pair Jung/Marien and the complicity between the guitar of the leader and the saxophone of Alexander Beierbach.

Jazzthing – November 2022 – Martin Laurentius about “Schattenlos”

Wonderful jazz music that intuitively oscillates between intense introspection and emotional expressiveness.

freiStil (Austria) – November 2022 – Andreas Fellinger about “Schattenlos”

This album is so successful that it already arouses curiosity for the third Tru-Cargo-Service -recording.

Jazzthing – September 2022 – Wolf Kampmann about “Schattenlos”

Tru Cargo Service skilfully play with degrees of density, in which composed and collectively improvised parts dissolve just as osmotically in perception as intimate and hypothermic moments.

Westzeit – October 2022 – Karsten Zimalla about “Schattenlos”

Overcoming Schubert’s depressions with Hannah Höch – a very worthwhile endeavour.

Jazzport (Czech Republic) – February 2023 – Jan Hocek about “Schattenlos”

Remarkable women, great musicians, great contemporary jazz! No Shadows (Schattenlos)…