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Two new albums by Rick Treffers

I am very happy to offer you my two brand new albums Looking For A Place To Stay and Levensdrift. Hurray! Do you participate?


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After some years of musical silence, I now release two brand new albums. The one in English, Looking For A Place To Stay, musically follows the direction of my former band Mist (German music mag Rolling Stone described Mist as follows: dreamlike hymns that sometimes sound like Belle & Sebastian or The Divine Comedy).

The new album has 12 songs, about 45 minutes in total. A subtle mixture of indie pop guitars, all kinds of keyboards, bass, beats, some real drums and many vocal arrangements, recorded and mixed at my home studio.

Participating musicians are Alberto Montero, Antonio José Iglesias and Lourdes Casany (Triste y Gorda) from Spain, as well as Dutch multi-instrumentalists Mischa Porte, Léon Klaasse, Ivar Vermeulen (Mist) and Jeroen Luttikhuis (Mist). In February, the first single and video Relief was released on digital platforms. The second, more up-tempo The Best Of Your Days will see the light of day by the end of March.

Each song has its own picture. They can be seen on 12 different postcards that will be designed and printed especially for this campaign. These images represent places in the world, as the songs are a kind of journey through experiences and spaces – both internal as external – that are worth visiting. The design of this album is done by Vicente Balbastre. The cd comes in a nice 6-panel digipack that holds a booklet with the lyrics of all songs.

Here’s the first advance video Relief:

The other album Levensdrift (zest for life), will be officially released in autumn and has been written during the first lockdown in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. It’s a record with 10 songs in Dutch, with rather moody vibes. If you like Leonard Cohen or Sufjan Stevens, it could very well suit your musical taste.

The design is becoming beautiful and is made by Dutch graphic designer Sappho Panhuysen. The digipack (6-panel) holds a nice booklet with the lyrics of the songs. If you supporting me in order to receive this album, you will receive it several months before it’s official release, so this is kind of very exclusive.

Besides, if you fancy both cds as a reward (duo pack), it will turn out as a real bargain. And you’d make me even happier :-)

About the rewards

The campaign is mainly focused on the cds

CD 1: Looking For A Place To Stay

CD 2: Levensdrift

CD 1 + CD 2 - (duo pack)

However, there’s more. If you wish to support my new music through this campaign, but don’t want to have a cd in return, you can choose the 12 euro option of 12 postcards + digital download of 10 songs of one of both new albums. Other rewards offer more, such as a private online show, a live performance at your place (as soon as it’s possible again) or a full cd-pack in combination with my novel, for instance.

Rick’s musical carreer

Rick Treffers is a Dutch singer-songwriter, writer, producer and musician. He starts to release music in the 1990s with indie rockbands Girlfriend Misery and Miss Universe, that later turns into Mist: an indie pop group specialized in moody and melodic songs, with 5 albums and a few EPs. Mist receives great acclaim in Spain and tours across Europe, Mexico, Chile and Argentina.

In 2013, Treffers releases Ser español under the pseudonym of El Turista Optimista, a colourful and ironic album in Spanish about Spain and its culture.

Aftr the release of The Loop Of Love and Underwater, albums by Mist that he presents live with an ‘all-star band’ from Spanish Valencia, Treffers publishes a novel in Dutch about a musician on the bumpy road to success.

The new album Looking For A Place To Stay is released under Rick Treffers’ own name. ‘Mist has gone’ for two main reasons: there are more artists with the name Mist turning up, causing confusion on the internet and the singer-songwriter started performing in many different line-ups. In a way, you could say that Rick Treffers now makes a restart, signing with his own name.

What we do with the money

Your contributions will be used to pay for the manufacturing of the CDs (in a nice 6-panel digipack, full colour booklet inside), designing and printing the postcards, mastering* both albums in the studio of Alex Psaroudakis (New York), the graphic design and, if the campaign really goes well, a little bit of extra promotion (videoclips, radio airplay, online etc).

When it’s ready

The cds and the postcards will be ready by the end of April and sent to all contributors in May. If the situation in the world allows it, Rick will distribute the reward by himself, at least in Amsterdam and surroundings, Valencia, Castellón and Madrid.

I hope we will achieve it together. Thanks very much in advance and see you soon!

Social media and sites Rick Treffers

Sitio web / Bandcamp

PS: if you’d like an autograph on your cd or postcard, just let me know ☺


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  • ricktreffers


    about 3 years

    del bolsillo de Rick, 100 más.

  • ricktreffers


    about 3 years

    100 del bolsillo de Rick

  • C. van den Berg

    C. van den Berg

    about 3 years

    Beide cd's besteld. Ik ben benieuwd. Succes, Rick!

  • ricktreffers


    about 3 years

    Mirko & Elena Berlin

  • Miguel Angel Miralles

    Miguel Angel Miralles

    about 3 years

    Enhorabuena Rick! Eres un gran artista!!!

  • Silvia García Valladares

    Silvia García Valladares

    about 3 years

    Mucha suerte Rick, te lo mereces!!!

  • ricktreffers


    over 3 years

    deze is van Jan

  • José Antonio Sánchez

    José Antonio Sánchez

    over 3 years

    Ánimo! Ya queda menos para el próximo...

  • ricktreffers


    over 3 years

    great Rick! ;-)

  • Luc


    over 3 years

    Leuk Rick, ik ben echt benieuwd naar de nieuwe cd’s! Hoop je gauw eens te zien spelen. Groet Luc

#02 / Almost / bijna / casi

Single #3 (release 15 April)
Single #3 (release 15 April)

¡Hola a tod@s!

Aquí la imagen del tercer single, que sale la semana que viene.

De nuevo: muchísimas gracias por tu aportación al proyecto. Casi estamos, ¡pero falta un cachito! Faltan 11 días y unos 1000 euros para llegar al objetivo. Díselo a tus amigos si quieres. ¡¡¡Mil gracias!!!

Hallo allemaal!

Hier het beeld van de derde single, die volgende week verschijnt.

En nogmaals ontzettend veel dank voor je bijdrage! We zijn er bijna, maar nog niet helemaal. Nog 11 dagen te gaan en ongeveer 1000 euro. Zegt het voort aan je vrienden, want alle kleine beetjes helpen. Duizend maal dank!

Dear all!

Here's the cover of the third single, to be released next Thursday. And thanks so much again for collaborating! We are almost there. Still eleven days and about 1000 euro to go. So, if you like, please pass it on to your friends. Thank you!!!


#01 / Update: segundo single / tweede single / second single

Querid@ mecenas / lieve mecenas / dear pledger!

Me gustaría compartir el nuevo single The Best Of Your Days contigo. Ha salido el miércoles pasado y ya ha sonado en varias radios. Será track #8 del álbum. La campaña va bien, hemos conseguido más de la mitad ya. ¡Seguimos! ¡Difunde la palabra! ¡Gracias! Buen findeeeee


Graag deel ik hierbij The Best Of Your Days met jou, de single die afgelopen woensdag verscheen en al een paar keer op de radio was. Het wordt nummer 8 op het album. De crowdfunding gaat goed, de teller is de helft gepasseerd. Even doorknallen nu. Spread the word! Dank! Fijn weekend!


I'd like to share the new single The Best Of Your Days with you, song number 8 on the album. It could already be heard on several radio stations. The fundraising is going quite well, we've reached more than half of the goal so far. Spread the word and thank you! Have a nice weekend!


The Best Of Your Days
The Best Of Your Days

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