Blue Images – Her Light (CD Album – Scanner / Dark Dimensions)
Genre/Influences: Electro-pop, wave-pop.
Background/Info: It all started in 2013 as a solo-project, but New-York (USA) based Blue Images finally became a duo. They signed a label deal with Scanner to release this first official work featuring 12 songs.
Content: “Her Light” is a pure electro-pop oriented work with a wink to the 80s new-wave music. The songs are inspired by retro-like synth lines. Some of the songs are carried by a harder and danceable kick, but there also is a softer side running through the production, which is more into melancholia.
Two from the harder –and best cuts, feature noticeable guest singers. First there’s Reagan Jones (Iris) and next Jürgen Engler (Die Krupps) singing each on one cut.
+ + + : Blue Images first of all stands for beautiful synth-pop music. Mainly inspired by 80s reminiscences, the tracklist is switching from danceable songs to sweeter, easy listening cuts. I especially like the refreshing effect from songs like “Irrational Thoughts” and the harder “False Illusion” featuring Jürgen Engler. The last mentioned song is also carried by a solid bass line.
– – – : The album is fully enjoyable, but doesn’t bring that much innovation in a music genre, which unfortunately already features a countless list of bands sharing the same passion for synth-pop music.
Conclusion: If you’re a synth-pop die-hard fan you for sure are going to like this album, which is fully entertaining, featuring noticeable guest singers and a few cool songs.
Best songs: “False Illusion feat. Jürgen Engler”, “Irrational Thoughts”, “Don’t Forget Me feat. Reagan Jones”, “Forgotten”.