12 Sep 2012
The Wim Mertens exclusive interview 
Cerysmatic Factory is proud to present an exclusive and very rare interview by Brandon Spivey with the Belgian multi-instrumentalist and composer, Wim Mertens.

Wim Mertens (® Usura)

Recorded in Bruxelles, Belgium on 29 August 2012 the interview covers in depth the origins of Wim's music, his musical education, style, influences, philosophy and recording techniques.

The interview was recorded to a high standard using professional equipment, is punctuated with selected clips of Wim's work and lasts a full 90 minutes.

Many thanks to Brandon Spivey, Laszlo Umbreit (sound recording), Paul Pledger (Executive Consultant), Chusa at Usura and last but not least, Wim Mertens for making it all happen.

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