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Plan Kruutntoone

Wat Doen De Handen [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

Plan Kruutntoone: Wat Doen De Handen [VINYL + DOWNLOAD] (esc.rec.)

The fifth album from Amsterdam avant rock band Plan Kruutntoone led by Hans Visser on guitar, banjo & voice, and drummer/percussionist Chris Mčller, is a diverse set of recording that bring a sense of isolation and introspection, including spoken word pieces with Samuel Beckett text fragments, and a string quartet composed by Hans Visser; unique and singular.

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UPC: 5060179704456

Label: esc.rec.
Catalog ID: esc.rec.55
Squidco Product Code: 30515

Format: LP
Condition: New
Released: 2017
Country: Netherlands
Packaging: LP
Recorded in Bergentheim and Amsterdam, The Netherlands by Dolf Planteijdt. The Samuel Beckett text fragments are taken from "Comment c'est / How it is", in the Dutch translation of F.C. Kuipers, published by De Bezige Bij (1968).


Bas Alblas-bass

Chris Muller-drums


Hans Visser-vocals, guitar, banjo

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Chris Müller aka Heidensieck aka Rick is a Dutch drummer and percussionist. He is known for the avant rock groups Plan Kruutntoone, and This Leo Sunrise.

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"Hans Visser composes and performs. He operates as bandleader in Plan Kruutntoones Yoors' project, an international ensemble on the ledge of composed and improvised music, playing between Diksmuide in the West and St Petersburg in the East, and produced five records."

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track listing:


1. Litanie (De Witte Ruimten Zijn De Gaten) 7:33

2. Strijk4 / Constant Gejaag 1:56

3. Strijk2 2:27

4. Broodreeks 4:02


1. Constant Gejaag, Electrisch 2:43

2. Beckett En Het Meisje (Bij De Mensen Blijven) 7:10

3. Strijk5 2:48

4. Vergeefs Gebed Om Slaap 3:35
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descriptions, reviews, &c.

" ..and again I woke up. it renders Xenakis pale. shifting myself and stuff around in search of security. how to put it to make it to that?"

"The fifth album of Plan Kruutntoone is called Wat doen de handen / What are the hands at. The album stands out by bringing together Plan Kruutntoone's uncompromising own music and pieces for string quartet, written by Hans. The notes bind it together, as do the disconcerting text fragments of Beckett ('grope in a panic in the mud for the opener that is my life but of what cannot as much be said could not as much be always said my little lost always vast stretch of time') alternated with those by Hans. They convey a sense of isolation that, by singing about it, opens up. The result is fragile at times, strangely compelling, harsh and repetitive at others."-esc.rec

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