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The Mental Attack

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Mechelen, Belgium

Gert De Meester, also known as user Doorchaser, the bass-player of The Seven Laws of Woo, and knob twiddler of Distant Fires Burning, lives in Mechelen, Belgium.

It all started with a Commodore 64. Gert (born May 17, 1977) was taking care of the C64 for a friend who needed a place to put it while renovating his house. Gert soon discovered he could use the C64 to create electronic music. Though mostly experimental, at age sixteen he had created much of his own music, and was greatly influenced by Future Sound Of London’s Lifeforms album. Other 90’s electronica influences included Aphex Twin, The Black Dog, Autechre, Global Communication, Biosphere and The Orb.

In 2000 he got to know his girlfriend, who now became his lifetime partner and who he likes to call Mus. She owned a very powerful computer and Gert explored that machine in function of music making and that’s the moment he bought Cubase.

Gert finally adopted the moniker The Mental Attack and completed his first song, Doorchaser in 2003, which evolved into the five-track Structures EP. As you see it’s his user name. It stands for his job. He’s a Social Worker and provides councelling at home for people who can’t seem to find their way in this society. Often he stands for closed doors…

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