Review for Blooy – Sleephearts – Single – Sine Music – 2022
Country of Origin: Netherlands
Label: SINE MUSIC
Release Date: 21. Januar 2022
Genre: Electronic, Lo-Fi, Ambient, Downtempo
1 Track • 02m 58s
Available at Qobuz in Hi-Res
24-Bit / 44.1 kHz – Stereo
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On Friday, January 21, 2022 Sine Music has released the new single „Sleephearts“ by lo-fi and chillout producer Blooy. The single is available at all known download and streaming portals.
Dutchman Blooy, already active in the music scene for seemingly ages, is currently probably the most accomplished representative from the electronic lo-fi scene. „Less is more“ is Blooy’s motto, and so Frank Wijn, as Blooy’s real name is, produces fascinating little stripped down ambient pearls one after the other – without electronic material battles and without the well-known boring ambient standard metaphors. Frank’s compositions don’t really want to fit into the ambient or even downtempo category – and that’s a good thing.
His „Sleephearts“ enchants with its unique pulsating flowing lo-fi mood, which evokes associations to cinema soundtrack jazz from the pen of David Sanborn or even Bob James. But this is not meant to sound disrespectful, because I like the sound of the two jazz musicians mentioned. If you are in electronic realms, associations with Christian Löffler are also awakened, but without the melancholic foggy Baltic Sea drama. Or also to the ingenious Dominik Eulberg, however without the ornithological diversity index finger. But as said, these are only awakening associations and no direct comparisons.
Bloy’s compositions convince by a reserved straightforwardness, paired with a calming but also truly natural basic atmosphere. The fascinatingly restful track „Sleephearts“ also scores with a delicate accordion solo. In addition to its warm and soothing effect, „Sleephearts“ also tells a romantically personal story from Blooy’s life and also relates to the important role of sleep in Frank’s daily life.
Having been born with a heart defect, he very much needs and indulges himself in plenty of rest, as his sleep is frequently disrupted by his heart problems. An effort he has to struggle with almost every day.
The melancholic accordion solo in „Sleephearts“ was played by Anatole Muster. Barely 20 years old, the producer, and accordionist from Basel, Switzerland, is already highly praised by critics, musicians, and fans alike. . His unique approach to modern jazz was featured by Jamie Cullum on his BBC 2 radio program and led him to collaborate with genre visionaries such as Hadrien Feraud, Gergo Borlai, Kiefer and Daniel Hayn. If you like that sort of thing, you’re sure to get a kick out of the Hanseatic straightforward neo-classical weatherglow of Nilas Paschburg.
The Bottom Line
As with all Sine Music productions, the sound quality of „Sleephearts“ is excellent and inspires across the entire sound spectrum.
The Bottom Line (Max. 5 out of Five Stars)
Listen and Buy
Studio 1 (High End):
- 2 x System Audio SA Mantra 50 (front)
- 1x System Audio SA Mantra 10 AV (center)
- 2x System Audio SA Legend 5 (Rear)
- 1 x System Audio Saxo 10 (Subwoofer)
- 4 x Onkyo SKH-410 (B) (Dolby Atmos)
- Auralic Altair (Audio Streaming Client mit max. 32 Bit / 384 kHz)
- NVIDIA Shield Pro mit Plex, Kodi (max 192 kHz für Audio, Tidal (MQA Streaming Client)
- AppleTV 4K (Streaming Client) Dolby Atmos, HDR, Dolby Vision
- Amazon Cube 4K (Streaming Client) Dolby Atmos (restricted), HDR, Dolby Vision
- Panasonic DP-UB9004 (4K UHD Player) Dolby Atmos, HDR, Dolby Vision
- Oppo UDP-203 (4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Player) Dolby Atmos, HDR, Dolby Vision
- Yamaha CX-A5100 (Preamp) 4K, Dolby Atmos, Hi-res
- Yamaha MX -A5000 (Power Amp)
- Sony KD-55A1 (TV) 4K OLED, HDR, Dolby Vision
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