Saturday, September 9, 2017


Midira Records published the four cassette box 'Delineation' containing remixes and reinterpreations of tracks by Midira-artists. This includes remixes of Piiptsjilling tracks which were originally on Piiptsjilling's fouth album 'Moarntiids'. Thomas Rosen of [Bolt] remixed the track 'Kobbeswerk', Tissika remixed 'Slykklauwers'. 'Delineation' is limited to 50 copies including a download code for all 13 tracks plus some bonus remixes. Read more about it on the Midira-site.

Friday, June 23, 2017


Piiptsjilling's new album 'Fiif' is out. It's the quartet's fifth album and it's released on Peter Foolen Editions. Fiif doesn’t so much mark a new chapter for the band, but rather an organic progression of Piiptsjilling's sound. There’s a rougher edge to it then on the  previous album ‘Moarntiids’. Guitars and Mariska Baars her vocals are more prominent. Listen for instance to the tracks 'Delstrutsen' and 'Fiskersbloed'.

The album was mastered by Lawrence English and is released on cd and as download. The CD comes in a vinyl transparent sleeve containing a folded poster with an image of a painting by Mariska Baars and the lyrics in Frisian and English. 'Fiif' can be ordered on the bandcamp page of Peter Foolen Editions.

Monday, June 5, 2017


A new Piiptsjilling studio-album is on the way! It's the group's fifth and it's called 'Fiif'. Fiif will be released on June 23rd by Peter Foolen Editions. It's already up for pre-order on Bandcamp for only 8 euro. After 23 June the price is 10 euro. You can also have a listen to the track 'Fiskersbloed'. 

‘Fiif’ doesn’t so much mark a new chapter for Piiptsjilling, but rather an organic progression of their sound. There’s a rougher edge to it then on previous albums like ‘Wurdskrieme’ (Experimedia, 2010) or ‘Moarntiids’ (Midira, 2014), and Mariska’s vocals have gained an even more important role.

The album was mastered by Lawrence English and will be released on cd and as download.
The CD is released in an edition of 300 copies and comes in a vinyl transparent sleeve containing a folded poster with an image of a painting by Mariska Baars and the lyrics in Frisian and English.

Thursday, May 18, 2017


Tsjinlûd worked together with some Japanese film artists in November 2015. Together we made film and music in the province of Friesland and toured the Netherlands with it. Rei Hayama was amongst the film artists and made the short movie 'Land', with music and poetry by Tsjinlûd. 'Land' will be screened on the 26th of May in BANSKÁ ST A NICA (BSC) in Banská Štiavnica, in the Central Slovakia, two hours by car from Bratislava. 'LAND' will be shown at Galérie Jozefa Kollára for the opening of the photo exhibition of Peter Granser


Wednesday, April 19, 2017


Kleefstra|Bakker|Kleefstra live:

22-04-17: Haarlem (NL) -Pletterij
08-06-17: Den Haag (NL) - Studio Loos  

Kleefstra|Bakker|Kleefstra recently released Dage, Desimber and Dize. Check out our Bandcamp for these and more releases.

Sunday, April 2, 2017


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).

14-04-17: London - IKLECTIK
15-04-17: Stroud - Resound Festival
16-04-17: Manchester - Fat Out Festival 

Also two Dutch dates coming up: April 22nd we're in Pletterij Haarlem and on June 8th in The Hague in Studio Loos.

Saturday, March 18, 2017


'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 uitgewoonde land’.

ISBN: 9789463381673, 68 pages, published March 2017, €12.95, order here: Uitgeverij Aspekt.

Friday, February 17, 2017


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 from the same recording 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.

Sunday, January 15, 2017


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.

Sunday, January 8, 2017


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.

Sunday, January 1, 2017


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.