by Merz in New Music on Wednesday 5 December 2012

This is the new Merz album I made after re-locating to Bern, Switzerland. I wrote all the songs in a huge old school–turned arts atelier space. If there’s a classroom-y feel about the songs, then that’ll explain why. One of the ateliers I rented was a science lab once used by Albert Einstein. This prompted a song called Eudaimonia; paralleling the struggles in the creative processes of science and art. It’s a pretty verbose album. All came from being in this new environment.