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Cover of vinyl record NO MAP by artist MERTENS, JEF

MERTENS, JEF

NO MAP

Cassette - 291 - - EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC - In stock
€ 9,00

With “NO MAP” we find Jef Mertens expanding on his prepared guitar work. Showcasing a more focused and abstract sound, while also covering new territory by collaborating with musicians he crossed paths with as a filmmaker. This time around, Jef finds himself behind the guitar as a musician with a newly found voice. A development that seems to have come full circle by merging his past and the present. As an album, NO MAP effectively marks a crossroad between where Jef started out and where his creativity is driving him .

- Ben Van Houdt

Electric gtr. recorded by Jef Mertens at Hum Palace mid to late 2020.

Add'l electric gtr. on In Between Textures recorded by Thurston Moore at Daydream Library - London, UK.

Realm To Realm solo saxophone track recorded by Jim Sauter in Sparkill, NY.

Add'l instruments on 'Our First Movement' recorded by Glen Steenkiste in Sint-Denijs, BE.

Mixed and mastered by Christophe Albertijn except 'Our First Movement' mixed by Glen Steenkiste.

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