What are the things you would really like to do in life? A serious illness caused by covid-19 made the Dutch based indie singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Derek Kuipers (Slootdorp, 1975) ask himself this question. At the top of this list, there was the desire to write music to be freed from the past. Dealing with fevers and being stuck in home quarantine, Derek slowly became Kaminski, his garage became a diy studio.
Searching for lyrics within himself and making manifest melodies that had lived with him for decades, made writing My Diary Lied a purging, yet confronting process. In the safety of his quarantine, he fanned out through old photographs, tried to find words for childhood anxiety dreams, and explored the perpetual tardiness that had characterized him for years.
Throughout the writing process, a clear but gloomy central theme emerged: the struggles of a child growing up in a religious cult. This makes My Diary Lied a very personal document. Kaminski is not just a stage name, but a protective garment, an extension of the seclusion of his garage, enabling him to dare to express what he feels most deeply about a troubled chapter of his life.
The 10-song indie prog hybrid album My Diary Lied will debut september 2022.
Dubbele dosis Leah Rye smaakt naar meer - The Next Gig
VERSLAG: Leah Rye - 02/09 - Patronaat - Podiuminfo.nl
Singer-songwriter Leah Rye stapt uit twijfelboot en gaat vol voor haar muziek. ’Ik dacht: we komen nooit meer uit die pandemie’ - Haarlems Dagblad
Ongrijpbare Leah Rye vangt zichzelf op debuut-EP ’Elusive’: ’Misschien heb ik vooral mezelf gevonden’. Releaseshows op 11 juli in Amsterdamse popzaal Bitterzoet - Noordhollands Dagblad
In the Spotlight – Leah Rye - catchingmusic.nl
Leah Rye’s fascinatie voor dromen - 3voor12 Noord Holland