Interview daily newspaper Trouw: ‘NO blues opens new pathway with ‘Kind of NO blues’

September 17th, 2013



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Stan Rijven [click to open in browser]

 After four successful albums and nearly a decade on the road  NO blues explores new pathways with the latest album  ‘Kind of NO blues’. What started out as a soundtrack for a documentary by former politician Paul Rosenmöller about the Arab Spring, has become a double album. Full of unique live recordings and new songs featuring great  musicians and poets from all over the world. Even an old Sequential Circuits Pro One synthesizer came back to life and joins the music.
The brass section and strings by Quartet Quinetique and Palestinian Morad Khoury add new flavor to the Arabicana of NO blues.  A new and colourful sound with even a feature by the famous American blues legend Andre Williams.

Come visit us at Sunday September 29 when we will be presenting the double album at the Burgerweeshuis in Deventer, the Netherlands. Especially for this matinee concert poets and guest musicians like Vrouwkje Tuinman, Bill Barrett and Quartet Quinetique  will join us.

Album release ‘Kind of NO blues’
featuring lots of special guests
Sunday September 29th, 14:30
Matinee concert @ Burgerweeshuis, Deventer
[Buy tickets/more info].

NO blues ON the radio

September 16th, 2013



Yesterday we brought an ode to Woody Guthrie on the dutch radio to celebrate the birth of our fifth album “Kind of NO blues’
Listen here (28:30 – 36:52 in the second hour of the stream)

NO blues – Kind of NO blues record of the week on Dutch National radio

September 12th, 2013



NO blues – Kind of NO blues record of the week on Dutch National radio 6!
Listen

Great reviews ‘Kind of NO blues’

August 29th, 2013



Today we received a couple of great reviews of our new double album ‘Kind of NO blues’. Makes us very proud! [For english translation click here]

Moors Magazine: “Een magnifiek dubbelalbum van de opmerkelijkste wereldfusieband die Nederland, en misschien wel Europa, rijk is.” “Ze noemen hun muziek Arabicana, en dat is misschien wel de treffendste omschrijving van de volstrekt unieke, maar absoluut vanzelfsprekend klinkende mix van Arabische muziek, Americana, blues, folk en country die deze geweldige band weet te creëren. Kind of NO blues is een magnifiek meesterwerkje!”

Blues Magazine: “Als je de eerste tonen hoort van het unieke dubbelalbum Kind of NO blues van NO blues dan besef je meteen dat dit een zeer bijzonder album is.” “Een wereldalbum! Deze muziek die ik omschrijf als ‘fusion roots’ verdient de onverholen aandacht van elke muziekliefhebber.”

MusicFrom: “NO blues was al geen eendagsvlieg, maar met deze nieuw ingeslagen weg kunnen we in de toekomst nog veel méér moois verwachten.”

Festivalinfo: “Met Kind of NO blues bewijst het muziekgezelschap waarom het zich tot de top van de Nederlandse wereldmuziek mag rekenen.”


Album release ‘Kind of NO blues’

featuring lots of special guests
Sunday September 29th, 14:30
Matinee concert @ Burgerweeshuis, Deventer
[Buy tickets/more info].

NO blues collectibles part 5: ‘Ada’s Night Trip feat. Martijn Sohier’ free download

August 21st, 2013



The release of the new double album ‘Kind of NO blues’ is scheduled for September 15th 2013. You can download one of the twelve new studio recordings from our website every two weeks for FREE. Today Part 5: Ada’s Night Trip feat. Martijn Sohier.

About the track
During the recording of the new tracks, Ad van Meurs and Ankie Keultjes brought an old Sequential Circuits Pro One synthesizer back to life with an old sequencer. Martijn Sohier added the Trombone. Is this NO blues back in the eighties?

Download ‘Ada’s Night Trip feat. Martijn Sohier’
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Pre-order Kind of NO blues here
Cd (album) | 2 disk (Studio & Live)| CRS | release 15 september 2013
Album will be send to you two weeks before release date.

NO blues collectibles part 4: ‘Jij Mooi, For Evelien’ free download

July 18th, 2013



The release of the new double album ‘Kind of NO blues’ is scheduled for September 15th 2013. You can download one of the twelve new studio recordings from our website every two weeks for FREE.

Today part 4: ‘Jij Mooi, For Evelien’

Haytham wrote this song for Evelien, the girl he fell in love with at a NO blues gig and married in the summer 2011. At ‘Het Tuinfeest’, a poetry festival in Deventer, NO blues performed this song in 2012 with two poems by the Dutch novelist and poet Vrouwkje Tuinman. The lyrics speak of a woman who is complemented on her good looks in the early morning at her local bakery, and things that might follow. More about Vrouwkje Tuinman on her website. More info on the 2013 edition of the poetry festival ‘Het Tuinfeest’

Download ‘Jij Mooi, For Evelien’
Go to our facebook and share your opinion with other NO blues fans.

Pre-order Kind of NO blues here
Cd (album) | 2 disk (Studio & Live)| CRS | release 15 september 2013
Album will be send to you two weeks before release date.

NO blues collectibles part 3: ‘Khartoum’ free download

July 3rd, 2013



The release of the new double album ‘Kind of NO blues’ is scheduled for September 15th 2013. You can download one of the twelve new studio recordings from our website every two weeks for free. Today part 3: ‘Khartoum’

About the track
Khartoum is a typical NO blues track with a strong African flavour. On this song the Oud is played by Osama Maleegi. A song like a pendulum swinging endlessly.

Download ‘Khartoum’
Go to our facebook and share your opinion with other NO blues fans.

Pre-order Kind of NO blues here
Cd (album) | 2 disk (Studio & Live)| CRS | release 15 september 2013
Album will be send to you two weeks before release date.

Ingolstadt (Germany) review

July 2nd, 2013



We got a  review from the gig in Ingolstadt Germany last week. For everybody who doesn’t speak or read German; the journalist considers NO blues an experiment with a postive outcome. And fun…

NO blues Ingolstadt

German review

June 26th, 2013



Here’s a nice review from one of the gigs NO blues did in Germany this weekend.

Recensie Weiden DL

NO blues collectibles part 2: ‘Balancing Cobra feat. Rodaan Al Galidi’ free download

June 20th, 2013



The release of the new double album ‘Kind of NO blues’ is scheduled for September 15th 2013. You can download one of the twelve new studio recordings from our website every two weeks for free. Today part 2: ‘Balancing Cobra feat. Rodaan Al Galidi’

About the track
Balancing Cobra was originally recorded as an instrumental track. After doing a live show with poet Rodaan Al Galidi (Iraq), the band decided to ask him to contribute on the new album. Rodaan performs the Arabic poem ‘Ah’tajo ilayha’ (I need her)

Download ‘Balancing Cobra feat. Rodaan Al Galidi’
Go to our facebook and share your opinion with other NO blues fans.

Pre-order Kind of NO blues here
Cd (album) | 2 disk (Studio & Live)| CRS | release 15 september 2013
Album will be send to you two weeks before release date.