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.