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Piiptsjilling - in spoar

One of the most special Dutch bands that I know, already since 2008; or wouldn’t you all it a band? The line-up is not unusual (2 vocalists, a guitarist and an electronic musician) but their sound definitely is. Loosely evolving around the poetry of Jan Kleefstra, spoken softly and unsophisticated, in Frysian language, Rutger Zuydervelt (electronics) and brother Romke Kleefstra (guitar, bass) create dense volumes of sound, intensities increasing and decreasing. Vocal counterpart is Mariska Baars, whose wordless singing brings in another timbre and more spaciousness.

Like all other Piiptsjilling albums, ‘in spoar’ is based on “live in the studio” (a church in this case) improvisations.

Tracks:

1. it swalkjen 06:48
2. blaustirnzen 05:59
3. in spoar 07:48
4. moarntiidsreagen 06:25
5. wynstile dagen 02:16
6. tagelyk deagean 07:52
7. as droech reid 10:50

Released in the fall of 2023. Recorded at the St. Thomas Church, Ketlik, by Jan Switters.

In the booklet: all poems, plus translations into english by Vivian D. Glass
Artwork by Marco Douma.

Label: Cloudchamber / CC43
Medium: CD
Category: .

12.00

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