Mere is Gareth Davis, Thomas Cruijsen and Leo Fabrieka, a new project that began as a soundtrack and continues as an experimental, dark-ambient jazz group. Guitar, drums and bass clarinet provide an intense and improvised journey into the abyss. The trio first came together to work on a soundtrack for a Dutch TV documentary called Visserman. Having known each other for a while this was the first time they had combined together to write music and the name Mere comes from the Dutch word for ‘more’. Each member adds a different influence to the sound, the modal finger picked guitar playing of Thomas adds a sense of movement while Gareth takes both folk and free jazz ideas to play against Leo’s free rock influenced drum work. The tracks on their eponym album were all recorded in single takes with just a quick discussion of outline and tuning as a basic guide.