Old songs played anew is what Torgeir Waldemar is doing on Jamais Vu. But this isn't recycling, and it's almost guaranteed that you'll discover something new in these versions. Both his debut and the sequel, No Offending Borders, were universally praised and the songs soon started to live their own life. Especially for 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 explains.
On Jamais Vu you'll get "Sylvia (Southern People)," "Among the Low" and "Summer In Tou-louse" from Torgeir's latest album, No Offending Borders, in acoustic versions, and "Streets" and "Take Me Home" from his debut in electric versions with larger arrangements. You may have heard these songs before, but you have never heard them like this!