May 29, 2020

Broeder Dieleman: De Liefde is de Eerste Wet

Dutch folk musician Broeder Dieleman used old stores to create new stories for his De Liefde is de Eerste Wet (Love is the Fisrt Law) album. Inspired by the colourful cut outs made by the wandering 19th artist Jan Huijszoon - Jan de Prentenknipper - who used it as a motto for his art, Dieleman also picked up a pair of scissors to create art pieces in a similar vein.

Written in the dialect of his native Zeeland he sings about making music (Plaatsbepaling), makes a plea for taking it slow (Jaagpad - with a rhythm that sounds a lot like Dylan's on his Desire) album, and revisits am ancient Biblical tale in Jakobsladder, a story about a shepherd who sees angels going up and down a ladder.

After his previous tour-de-force, the free-flowing, sometimes even abstract Komma, Dieleman is now putting the song first again. With his banjo and vocals as the lead instruments he is the undisputed lead troubadour of Zeeland. Backed by a great band he makes unfashionable yet heartfelt music that can stand the test of time.

De Liefde is de Eerste Wet is released via Snowstar Records (vinyl, CD, digital).

  1. Glasvol, liefje
  2. Nieuw raam
  3. Jakobsladder
  4. Gerammel
  5. Driftig mens
  6. Jaagpad
  7. 42
  8. Eerst de koffie
  9. Lied van het riet
  10. Poonhaven
  11. Wijzang
  12. Plaatsbepaling
  13. De liefde is de eerste wet


HCTF review of Komma.

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