After the release of Dage, Desimber and Dize it is time for Kleefstra|Bakker|Kleefstra to hit the stage. We will do so April 14th up to the 16th in the UK. First up is London on Friday the 14th, where we play in IKLECTIK. On Saturday the 15th we're in Stround on the Resound Festival. Sunday the 16th we're on the Fat Out Fest in Manchester. Hope to see on one of these dates (or all three).
'Een mistval om het rumoer' is the third collection of Dutch poetry by Jan Kleefstra for publisher Aspekt. About the book (in Dutch):
Het wordt stiller. De zon is nog niet op. Het meer
wacht op de vlucht die alles in beroering brengt. Wat
spreekt, fluistert. Nachtkoude heerst over het mooiste
moment van deze winterdag, waarin het zijn voor
even in alles oplost en het sleutelwoord ingetogenheid
is. Of zoals de Wulp murmelt: ‘ik hoop dat er nog
een beetje wind komt, hoe anders raak ik los van dit
ISBN: 9789463381673, 68 pages, published March 2017, €12.95, order here: Uitgeverij Aspekt.
The 8th album by Kleefstra|Bakker|Kleefstra is out now! It is called 'Dize' and it is released on cd by Midira Records, that also published Piiptsjilling's 'Moarntiids' in 2014. Dize is "the twin" of Dage, that was released on cassette, late last November by Low Point. Both records are descended fromthe samerecording sessions. Just like Dage, Dize contains four tracks; very dark, very slow and pretty much restrained. We wouldn't know how to describe them otherwise... Dize can be ordered at the Midira shop.
February 17th Midira Records will release Kleefstra|Bakker|Kleefstra's 8th album 'Dize' on cd. Dize is Dage's twin-album, recorded during the same studio sessions a while ago. Dize is up for pre-order at the Midira shop, It comes in a very limited release of only 180 copies (plus unlimited downloads off course). Midira also offers a special limited pre-order bundle including Piiptsjilling's very fine 4th cd-album 'Moarntiids', published in 2014 and sold out on our own Bandcamp! With Dize we complete the "D-thing trilogy" of Dage, Desimber and Dize, more or less.
Kleefstra|Bakker|Kleefstra will do a short UK-tour in April, check our live dates for that.
Piiptsjilling rarely plays live, but when it does... December 3rd Piiptsjilling opened Matthias König's exhibition 'A road trip through Fr¥$lâN-N-N...n in one month' in the city of The Hague. We recorded the gig and thought it was such a nice recording that we also decided to publish it. It's called 'Kjeld' (Frisian for cold, because it was pretty cold in the venue) and it comes as a very, very limited self-released 3" CDr-thingy, just like Slieperswaar. Only 50 hand numbered copies!
You can order (and download) Kjeld over at our Bandcamp! Later this year there's more Piiptsjilling coming up. Prepare for the group's fifth studio-album, which will come as a very nicely designed special issue.
Kleefstra|Bakker|Kleefstra will play the 'Van Onderen' festival on January 8th. 'Van Onderen' is a 24 hour lasting festival in Paradiso Amsterdam, featuring loads of Dutch underground like The Ex, Yuko Yuko, Kanipchen-Fit, Dead Neanderthals and many more. The festival starts on January 7th at 12.00 p.m. and ends January 8th at 12.00 p.m.
If you want to see KBK perform beware we're playing January 8th at 10.00 in the morning (coffee time) on the main stage of the venue. We're part of the curated programme [f]luister, also featuring Machinefabriek with Anne Bakker and Rutger R. Muller with Wen Chin Fu. Hope to see you there.