Thursday, March 24, 2011


Another group that recently released on Experimedia that deserve a bit more attention is Piiptsjilling (pronounced ‘peep-chilling’). Their album “Wurdskrieme” from last year keeps appearing in commentaries and round ups of 2010 without ever making the “best of” lists. Combining isolation ambient, laptop and acoustic improvisation and most strikingly the poems of duo Jan and Romke Kleefstra, the effect is almost overwhelming and sometimes frightening with its quiet intensity. The language of the poems is from Friesland, a province in the far North of the Netherlands which adds another air of mystery-

“Ik soe in wurd net allinićh wêze wolle
Ik soe ûnmjïtlik ljoćht wêze wolle”

“I’d like to be a word not alone
I’d like to be immeasurably light”

-          Wurch Ljocht (Tired Light)

The musicians are the much celebrated Rutger Zuydervelt of Machinefabriek and Soccer Committee's Mariska Baars also from the Netherlands. The video was presented at the Frisian Film Festival 2008.


  1. El Guapo!–-silver-experimedia/
    More expermedia goodness reviewed here!!
    Jeremy Bible is a generous guy - he sent me Black Swan on vinyl + Pipptsjilling / Aaron Martin / Charles-Eric Charrier and I only had to review Charles-Eric.

    Skype on Sunday?

  2. Christo!

    Nice blog. And I reviewed Piipstjilling here:

    I liked the first bit, but found the rest too foly and boring.

    Please check my blog, not sure anyone reads it, yet - please start and spread the love. Will do so with yours. Mine has a looser agenda, books and random shit included:

    Love always,
    Josh x