LP Edition of 300. Co-release with KRAAK.
– 80 copies available –
US Release Date – February 10th, 2023 – preorder available
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 and Nickolas Mohanna, 2021
Mixed by Jef Mertens and Nickolas Mohanna
Mastered by Christophe Albertijn
Artwork by Nicola Giunta
Design by Dylan Belgrado
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.