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Nordmann started up in Ghent in 2012 when 4 students of jazz teamed up to experiment and channel their shared love for rock music. Nordmann’s critically acclaimed 2014 EP promised an eager and adventurous quartet, sparkling with ideas, and on their debut album Alarm! they surely deliver. Their songs might seem complex at first glance, but with repetitive and catchy riffs, tied together by saxophone licks and carried by a rabid yet graceful rhythm section, they manage to draw in the listener and keep a firm grip throughout the trip.Their blend of jazz and rock makes heads turn. They won the Belgian Muziekmozaïek Jazz Contest in 2012, and won the Storm! Jazz contest in 2013. These youngsters didn’t want to be pigeonholed in the jazz scene, and their runner-up place at Humo’s Rock Rally in 2014 proves their is a wide audience for their particular take on fusion jazzrock. The release of this very album is testament to that: the renowned jazz label W.E.R.F. Records teams up with 9000 Records by Consouling Sounds to get this album across the scenes and genres to the audience it deserves.