Fean is the collaboration between the people behind Piiptsjilling (Jan & Romke Kleefstra, Mariska Baars and Rutger Zuydervelt) and Sylvain Chauveau, Annelies Monseré and Joachim Badenhorst. 

Their first album is out now on and available as CD and digital here: https://movingfurniturerecords.bandcamp.com/album/fean

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About the album

FEAN started as a musical artist-in-residence project in a little church in the Frysian village Katlyk. The group consists of Jan Kleefstra, Romke Kleefstra, Mariska Baars and Rutger Zuydervelt (Machinefabriek), who also form the quartet Piiptsjilling. For FEAN they are accompanied by Belgian guests Annelies Monseré, Sylvain Chauveau and Joachim Badenhorst. 

The FEAN project gets its inspiration from the ecological decay of peatland in the Dutch province Friesland and in other parts of Europe. Agriculture and peat extraction are threatening the landscape severely and with long term consequences. This forms the underlying thought for the improvised recording sessions, which were overseen by Jan Switters. 
Although the Piiptsjilling members are obviously used to perform and record together, adding the three Belgian guests (who didn’t play together before) added an extra dimension to the group’s dynamics, resulting in a concentrated yet playful series of improvisations, that were later mixed and edited for the FEAN album.

Mariska Baars: vocals 
Joachim Badenhorst: clarinet, bass clarinet, saxophone, church organ 
Sylvain Chauveau: tuned percussion, radio 
Annelies Monseré: church organ, keyboard, vocals 
Jan Kleefstra: words, vocals 
Romke Kleefstra: guitars, bass, effects 
Rutger Zuydervelt: electronics