MARA is the debutalbum of Munich-based jazz group FAZER. The young musicians combine African and Latin rhythms with dubby basslines and melancholic melodies. The unusual lineup with two drummers, bass , guitar and trumpet leaves an open space for unfettered improvisation. Through the concept of repetition and finely measured dynamics, Fazer create a drawing energy that can be felt directly at their live shows and has been captured perfecty on this record.

Produced by Martin Brugger
Mixed by Martin Brugger and Simon Popp
Engineered by Achim Lindermeir (Tracks A1, A2 & B4), Bernhard Kühne (A3–5), Jan Krause (B1–3)
Assistant Engineering by Matthias Aiblinger (A1–5, B4)
Recorded at PEN-Studios, Augsburg (A1–5, B4) and at Mastermix Studios, Munich (B1–3)
Mastered by Christoph Stickel at CS Mastering
Artwork by Maximilian Schachtner at Daily Dialogue
Supported by City of Munich - Department of Arts and Culture
(c)(p) 2020 Squama

  • Fazer


    Matthias Lindermayr, trumpet
    Paul Brändle, guitar
    Martin Brugger, bass
    Simon Popp, drums
    Sebastian Wolfgruber, drums

    Coming from different musical backgrounds ranging from bebop to electronic, Fazer met while studying jazz at the Academy for Music and Theatre in Munich. The German city has a rich history of improvised music; home to labels ECM (Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea, the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Steve Reich) and Enja (Archie Shepp, Eric Dolphy, Freddie Hubbard, Elvin Jones) and Krautrock icons Embryo. Today much of the scene in Munich revolves around Radio 80000, an online community radio station located in the east of the city. There, dedicated diggers like Karl Hector (Now-Again) or Marvin & Valentino of Public Possession are doing regular shows and it’s this diversity that drives the band’s DNA.

    • Mara

      180g vinyl

      € 21
      • Mara Rosé Edition

        180g red transparent color vinyl

        € 24
        • Nadi

          180g vinyl, additional sticker

          • Format:
          € 13