Torgeir Waldemar: «Jamais Vu» Jansen Records, 2018
‘Old songs played again’ someone said, and that’s what Torgeir Waldemar is doing on «Jamais Vu» where he is playing new versions of his old songs. But this isn’t recycling, and we can almost guarantee that you will discover something new in these songs. Both his debut album and the sequel, «No Offending Borders», were praised by national and international press, and the songs soon started to live their own life. Especially for Torgeir Waldemar himself, who continuously played different versions of the songs live, in his rehearsal space and finally in the studio.
‘Jamais vu’ is a lesser known notion than ‘déjà vu’, and its meaning is quite simply the opposite. Where ‘déjà vu’ is a new experience that feels well-known, or it’s as if you’ve experienced that situation before, ‘jamais vu' means that a well-known situation or experience feels unknown or new.
«Songs never stand still, at least not for me. They want to go on. After some years of playing them live, many have moved far away from where their starting point was. That’s why I often experience Jamais Vu and that’s how this release was born», Torgeir Waldemar says.
On «Jamais Vu» you’ll get «Sylvia (Southern People)», «Among the Low» and «Summer In Toulouse» from Torgeir’s latest album, «No Offending Borders», in acoustic versions, and «Streets» and «Take Me Home» from his debut album in electric versions with larger arrangements. You’ve heard the songs before, but you have never heard them like this.
«Jamais Vu» will be released by Jansen Records on 9 March