Piiptsjilling is the audio-equivalent of a Frisian landscape ... remote and melancholic (If you like Mogwai, buy this). Friesland is the northern-most province of the Netherlands, and the home of poet Jan Kleefstra. Influenced by the landscape of his province, Jan wrote these poems in Frisian, a distinct language that is officially recognised by the Dutch government as a minority language, whereby it is granted official European protection. Kleefstra reads his own work on this CD and engages (as in does battle with) the some-times oppressive music of Rutger Zuydervelt / Machinefabriek.
CD and 16 page monotone booklet with poetry and photographs of the landscape
Launch of the CD at Onomatopee
De vrienden van de Duitse keuken
piiptsjilling performance: Machinefabriek, Jan Kleefstra, Romke Kleefstra and Mariska van Baars
and Donné & Desiree