Simon Popp and Sebastian Wolfgruber aka Fazer Drums team up with Tunisian producer Azu Tiwaline for the second part of their hybrid Sound Measures series.
On the A side, the Munich-based duo’s pure and raw drumming gets more melodic than on the first edition. With interwoven, polyrhythmic grooves they explore the concept of counterpoint, drawing inspiration from Gamelan, Afro-Cuban and Swing.
That’s material made in heaven for Azu Tiwaline, who made sizeable waves this year with her Magnetic Service EP on Bristol’s Livity Sound.
In her rework, she kept the focus on the drums, boiling down and rearranging the different parts into a 7-minute beast of a tune. Layers of her signature dubbed-out electronics add to the mystic aura, while maintaining the dynamics and musicality of the recordings.


Written, Produced, Recorded and Mixed by Simon Popp & Sebastian Wolfgruber
Additional Production by Azu Tiwaline
Mastered by Christoph Stickel at CS Mastering
Designed by Maximilian Schachtner at Daily Dialogue
(c)(p)2020 Squama

  • Fazer Drums


    In addition to their congenial drumming in Munich’s Jazz quintet Fazer, Simon Popp and Sebastian Wolfgruber channel World Music, Afrobeat and Jazz drumming in their Duo project Fazer Drums.

    Their first release on Squama Recordings called „Sound Measures“ is a juxtaposition of different approaches to rhythm. On the A-Side, the duo takes you on a drumming trip though feathery spheres and bold grooves, while on the B-side, Techno stalwarts Zenker Brothers crafted the material into a funky and mystic IDM jam.

    Sound Measures Part I–V

    180g vinyl, letter-press printed sleeve

    € 15
    Sound Measures Part VI-X

    180g vinyl, letter-press printed sleeve

    € 15