Jef Mertens

NO MATHEMATICS


CIRCLING RAGAS OF RESOUNDING POWER FROM THE BEATING HEART OF BELGIAN DRONEVOLK

Hailing from Geel, Jef Mertens has been researching, documenting and subtly exploring the experimental music scene in Belgium and beyond for the better part of two decades. As a filmmaker, he’s dug deep in the realm of Flemish primitive fringe (Dronevolk) and chronicled the makings of giants like Sonic Youth and Borbetomagus. After running the now-defunct free tape label Dadaist Tapes, Mertens comes with a release of his own: NO MATHEMATICS, the first record collab between KRAAK and Feeding Tube. It’s an entrancing debut, where shruti box and guitar conjoin to create circling ragas of solemn yet resounding force.

Jef Mertens - Guitar and shruti box

Nickolas Mohanna - Electronics, rhythmic pads and treated zithers on A Variable Degree and Metal

Thanks to Nickolas Mohanna, Gabriela and folks at Kraak, Byron, Ted and Feeding Tube Records, Nicola Giunta, Ben & Freek, Isabelle & Romy


K118/FTR708
LP
Release Date: 09-02-2023
Artwork by Nicola Giunta
Co Published by Feeding Tube
Design by Dylan Belgrado
Limited edition of 300
Mastered by Christophe Albertijn
Music by Jef Mertens
Musicians: Jef Mertens & Nickolas Mohanna


A1 A Variable Degree

A2 Extraction

B1 Metal

B2 File Switch

B3 Hapering



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