MD 032: KLEEFSTRA | BAKKER | KLEEFSTRA – DIZE

After releasing the highly acclaimed album „Moarntiids” by Piiptsjilling, the Kleefstra Brothers return to Midira with “Dize”, this time by Kleefstra | Bakker | Kleefstra.

Anne Chris Bakker, Romke Kleefstra and Jan Kleefstra joined forces a while ago and started releasing limited collaboration albums. Their sound is a fragile construct build of guitar drones by Romke Kleefstra and Anne Chris Bakker crowned by the unmistakable voice of Jan Kleefstra. It´s the most simple sound structure in their oeuvre, but also the most effective.

Speaking of voice, once again we are happy to preserve a little piece of language history, because Jan brings up some spoken vocals in north Frisian from the Netherlands. A rare language that is almost dead and got spoken by a small group of “north people”. We also offer you the english translation on the inside of the CD package, but it´s just the translation of the words, find out foryourself if you get the meaning. It´s mysterious.

Dize is a dark piece of music, taking you to a journey through the cold seaside of the north. Sounds like waves and winds create an atmosphere that gives you the creeps and on the other side you get a feeling of being safe, surrounded by the warm voice of Jan Kleefstra. The guitar sounds start with a certain motive and than they transform into a big crawling beast of wall with a forcing bass sound and swelling heights.


A four tracks journey between ambient, drone and cinematic soundscapes. We recommend a cold day, with dimmed lights and a cup of tea or coffe for listening to this epic album. Maximum volume preconditioned.

“Dize” comes as a 4 panel digisleeve with matt finish, including the frysian lyrics and the english translation. Limited to 180 copies.

Release date 17.02.17
Preorder starts 09.01.17 (20:00 german time)

We also offer you a limited Preorder Bundle including the Piiptsjilling CD.

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