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UK’s Merz has released 6 albums since his eponymous debut. After huge hype and a major label release in 1999, he walked away from the deal and disappeared completely.
Returning from self-imposed exile in 2005, he released 2nd album Loveheart on UK indie label Gronland, a work that won him renewed respect, then in 2008 scaled the iTunes charts in the USA with follow-up album Moi et Mon Camion, solidifying his reputation for heartfelt tunes, intricate production and enigmatic displays of multi-instrumental talent.
His 4th album, No Compass Will Find Home, was recorded in the Swiss Alps and produced with electronic music pioneer Matthew Herbert. It was released on Accidental Records in Jan 2013 and subsequently gave birth to a follow up collaboration; No Compass Will Find Home (Julian Sartorius Drum and Vocal Renditions), a radical re-working of the original record by experimental drummer Sartorius.
In 2015 Accidental released the 5th Merz album Thinking Like A Mountain, mixed by Matthew Herbert and featuring notable musicians Shahzad Ismaily, Julian Sartorius, Dimlite, Gyda Valtysdottir and Ewan Pearson. Mojo called it “Merz’s brave new beginning”. The Ransom Note wrote “Merz has now reached a stage where he is a master of his art.
28th June 2019 sees the release of a new collaborative album from Merz, Laraaji and Shahzad Ismaily titled Dreams of Sleep and Wakes of Sound. The UK’s Guardian newspaper selected the record as their Contemporary Music Album of the Month.

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