Sunday, March 11, 2012


Three years ago already Kleefstra|Bakker|Kleefstra (KBK) released it's first album Wink on Apollolaan Recordings. After that the trio played live frequently in Europe and Japan. For the Japan tour a special tour cd was released by White Box, containing a dark and harsh piece by KBK. A radio session together with Peter Broderick and Machinefabriek lead to a fine Mort Aux Vaches release last year. Last but not least music of KBK was used in the short, experimental film 'Nacht en Dei' by Shinkan Tamaki (Jap) and the short movie 'Bohai Bay' by Sytze Pruiksma and Elmar Kuiper (NL).

But now it's time for a new full length. It is called 'Griis', which is Frisian for grey, but also for something completely awful, dreadful and terrible. Griis is a slow moving, softly flowing, dark triptych. An ominous soundscape, created by bowed, finger picked, feedbacking, layered and squeaking guitars. It was recorded live in the Landscape Studio in the spring of 2010 and it was mixed and mastered by Martyn Heyne in Berlin last autumn. Griis is released as a 12" LP by Low Point, although you can also get yourself a digital download. Get it through Low Point or all these distributors in the USA, Europe and Asia. Or get it through the [r] blog. Check the releases page.

Check the tourdates for KBK, Celer and Machinefabriek here!