For IT DEEL II the Kleefstra Bros have collaborated with the Norwegian duo Espen Reinersen and Einvind Lønning (who also collaborate as duo Streifenjunko). Ten years ago the Kleefstra Bros saw Streifenjunko perform at WORM, Rotterdam (NL), and this always stuck in memory. This is why now for IT DEEL II they got together.
The music by Reinersen and Lønning, with the use of wind instruments and electronics, is experimental, but open. It finds a way between improv, jazz and soundart. And like Jacaszek (IT DEEL I) they work with field-recordings in their electro-acoustic music.
Like the Kleefstra Bros, Reinersen and Lønning are intrigued by forests, and for IT DEEL II they brought field-recordings made in the forests surrounding Oslo (NO). During the recording sessions as a quartet, they created a dialogue between the forest sounds from Oslo and the Frysian forests, and their instrumental improvisations.
The result you find on this new LP IT DEEL II is one of contemplation about how we treat our environment, our nature, and more specific our (local) forests.
released July 28, 2023
Eivind Lønning: trumpet / electronics
Espen Reinertsen: saxophone / electronics
Romke Kleefstra: guitars, bass, effects
Jan Kleefstra: words, vocals
Recorded at the St. Thomas church, Ketlik, the Netherlands, by Jan Switters, June 2-4 2022
Edited and mixed by Rutger Zuydervelt
Mastered by Jos Smolders
Photography by Romke Kleefstra
Design by Rutger Zuydervelt
Translations by Vivien D. Glass
Thanks to Explore The North Festival, Paul Giesen & Popfabryk, Sietse van Erve, Miriam van der Meer & Jort Mercuur, Jerusha Nicolai and Rutger Zuydervelt.