Wim Mertens Struggle For Pleasure on Limited Edition Import 180g LP
Originally Released Under Soft Verdict
Classical by Music On Vinyl proudly presents its first release. Wim Mertens originally released Struggle For Pleasure in 1983 under the group name Soft Verdict. Later, it would be released under his own name. Mertens called the music on Struggle For Pleasure "petite musique de chambre," small chamber music. The six compositions are topped by "Close Cover" which proved to be a massive single. There are many documentaries and films that still use this beautiful arrangement to this day. While Mertens is strongly influenced by American minimalist composers like Steve Reich and Philip Glass, he adds his own signature sound to the mix. Classical will also be releasing additional material from Wim Mertens in the future.
Wim Mertens Struggle For Pleasure Track Listing:
2. Struggle For Pleasure
4. Close Cover
6. Gentleman Of Leisure