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Re: Wim Mertens review
Posted by Dominy Clements on September 9, 2016, 8:49 am, in reply to "Wim Mertens review"
Indeed - it is an odd album, but I would prefer to celebrate oddity over beigeness. Not being an expert on ancient Alexandrian scripts it was hard to tell if it was all or only part self-invented language, but I am happy to stand corrected. Any confusion would have been caused by those very sources on the internet that refer to the works of Callimachus as possible texts.
If you like Michael Nyman then Wim Merten's instrumental music can deliver a similar vibe, though he tends to be a bit thinner in general. As with many prolific creators, the 'curate's egg' principle can take effect quite quickly.
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