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Blueminded - 2014 Blueminded EP

ARTIST: Blueminded
ALBUM: Blueminded EP
LABEL: Self Released
YEAR: 2014


LINEUP: Rob Rompen - vocals, rhythm guitars * Jorgen Koenen - lead and rhythm guitars, backing vocals * Loek Aalders - keyboards, backing vocals * Franco Millevoi - bass, backing vocals * René Hoenjet - drums, backing vocals

TRACK LISTING: 01 All In One * 02 Have It All * 03 Call On Me * 04 Move On


Here's a cool new Dutch band called Blueminded who recently put out this four-track EP. I found this on a music portal the other day, and these blokes sound pretty good. They also look like they are a well-aged lot, but sometimes good music comes from the unlikeliest sources right? It seems the band is built around a bunch of songs written by guitarist Jorgen Koenen. Reading their website, they take their references from 80's artists like The Police, Sting, Mike + The Mechanics and their ilk, but Blueminded sound more melodic and closer to AOR than those aforementioned artists.

The Songs
Just the four tracks.. It kicks off with the hard-driving synth led rocker 'All In One', it pulses along nicely though the step-down on the chorus is a bit of a momentum killer, seeing as the verses rollick ahead at a good clip. 'Have It All' combines many 80's genres as a form of colour. It is intriguing from that perspective, that you could try to pick the eyes out of it, and still find different reference points with each new listen. For me the stand-out is the hugely impressive 'Call On Me'. The fast paced keyboard driven sound is as AOR as it gets! I really enjoyed the jangly 'Move On', which sounds like Canadian pomp gods Eight Seconds. Has that got some of you interested? Good.

In Summary
I hope we hear more from these Dutchies, as this is a very impressive announcement from this relatively new band. Check them out!

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#1 | gdazegod on May 03 2014 01:34:37
Blueminded - EP teaser

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#2 | gdazegod on May 03 2014 01:35:17
Blueminded - Have It All

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#3 | swazi on May 28 2014 22:32:04
Wow! Bought it straight after reading this review and I am happy to say that I am very impressed, indeed! I want more! Smile
#4 | gdazegod on April 11 2016 23:25:53
Blueminded have a new album out in 2016 called 'Seize The Day'. Aiming to add this to the review queue at some point.
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