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Heaveyweight 180 Gram 12inch vinyl LP in deluxe sleeve with download code. On their second full-length, supergroup Piiptsjilling set out to both deepen and roughen up the pastoral and peaceful sound of their 2008 debut release. A coherent unit formed by guitar & poetry duo Jan and Romke Kleefstra as well as Machinefabriek's Rutger Zuydervelt and Soccer Committee's Mariska Baars, the band delineate increasingly dark lyrical textures resonating with nocturnal atmospheres and tactile sound-operations on guitar, pedals and various looping devices. Building on patient and immersive improvisations and working with both sonorous drones and ghostly micronoises, Wurdskrieme moves at a dream-pace, substituting linear logic with a brushwood of metaphors and emotional abstractions. The underlying feeling of a subcutaneous tension is further accentuated by Jan Kleefstra's expressionist poetry delivered in the language of his native Friesland, a province in the far North of the Netherlands. Contrasting serene soundscapes like opener Unkrud with more tranquil moments featuring acoustic instrumentation (Wurch), the result spans up a sonic space that not only represents an evolution from their earlier work, but also takes them far beyond traditional categories and conventions. Piiptsjilling is a quartet consisting of Jan Kleefstra, Romke Kleefstra, Mariska Baars and Rutger Zuydervelt. The band name (pronounced 'peep-chilling') is Frisian, the language of Jan Kleefstra's poems that are accompanied by the improvisation skills of the other three musicians on guitars and vocals. In 2008 they released their well-received first album,simply called 'Piiptsjilling'. File under: drones, improvisation, spoken word. Jan and Romke Kleefstra have been performing together for years. Since the release of the first Piiptsjilling album they have collaborated with Gareth Davis, Greg Haines, Danny Saul, Peter Broderick, Sytze Pruiksma and others, live and in the studio. In 2009 they combined forces with guitarist Anne Chris Bakker and recorded 'Wink', released by Apollolaan, as Kleefstra | Bakker | Kleefstra. An ominous, dreamy soundscape with experimental guitars and spoken word. Maris ka baars is best known for her solo career as Soccer Committee. Her latest solo album was released by Morc Records and showcases Mariska at her most intimate and minimal. It's folk music stripped down to the core, giving every sparse word and note an incredible importance. This is also evident on the new Piiptsjilling recordings, where on some tracks her wordless vocals become an instrument that is just as important as the guitars. At other moments, Mariska's guitar fuses flawlessly with Romke's patterns to deliver a steady counterpart for Rutger Zuydervelt's drones. Rutger Zuydervelt is steadily building on a career as Machinefabriek, releasing albums on labels like Type, 12K, Dekorder, Root Strata and Low Point. The guitar is the major sound source, processed through various effects, its sound is injected with snippets of radio static, a memorecorder and a sampler, his soundscapes form a perfect combination with the music of the other members of Piiptsjilling. Rutger and Mariska released the highly anticipated Drawn album on Digitalis in 2008, which was followed by a remix version, with reworkings by Reiko Kudo, Taylor Deupree, Xela, Lawrence English, Stefan Németh, Nate Wooley and many more. Put these four people together, whether it's in the studio or for a live performance, and the results are more then the sum of its parts.
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|Item Weight:||0.65 pounds|
|Item Size:||12.44 x 0.2 x 0.2 inches|
|Package Weight:||1.01 pounds|
|Package Size:||12.91 x 0.94 x 0.94 inches|
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