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The long awaited third Nordmann record is finally here. ‘In Velvet’, the first album on Unday Records is really something else. Even though the musicians all have a background in jazz, this is not a jazz record. When the four of them came together in the studio, all of their old and new influences blended together into this imaginative masterpiece. With less rock and more synths than their previous work. Label mate Jasper Maekelberg’s (Faces on TV) crisp production puts everything in its right place. We are drawn deeper into it with every listen, and as of today you’re all invited to join in. Discover ‘In Velvet’ HERE
Some ten years ago, Nordmann came into being after a successful improv session that was destined to last. The four musicians succeeded in fusing the liberties of improv jazz with the intensity of rock music, and their shows immediately caused a stir in their native Belgium. They managed to capture the energy of their live gigs on their debut album ‘Alarm’ (2015) while follow up ‘The Boiling Ground’ from 2017 gained them the status of household name and must-see live band. They toured the record on a 50 date stretch across Europe. That summer, Nordmann headlined some of the most important jazz and rock festivals and earned raving reviews proving their music was fit for small clubs and main stages alike.
In the last few years, the band members have engaged in compelling solo and side projects, whilst at the same time gearing up to create new Nordmann music.
Mattias De Craene – saxophones, loops, synths
Edmund Lauret – guitar
Thijs Troch – synths, guitar
Dries Geusens – bass, synth
Elias Devoldere – drums