Lo-Fi Chillout from Amsterdam
Frank is the son of Jan Wijn, a famous Dutch concert pianist. Raised on musical influences such as Chopin, Ravel and Saint-Saëns, he became interested in experimental jazz throughout his teenage years and started playing drums. In his late teens, Frank also started singing and playing keyboard in the new wave band The Primrose Path. The often dark and gloomy sound of new wave music has continued to inspire him throughout his musical career.
In the nineties Frank was inspired by the emerging trend of house music and started working together with producer and composer Dorian Broekhuyse, with whom he collaborated on several dance projects.
In the beginning of this millennium their musical style evolved to chillout music. Frank and Dorian launched their nu-classical project “Bardo State” in 2008, especially known from their internationally acclaimed song “Sospiro” (album “Mariposa”). Several Bardo State songs were licensed to well-known samplers such as Buddha-Bar and Supperclub. Their track “Kosovo” was the soundtrack of the Hollywood film Jekyll and Hyde.
Frank started working on his solo project “Blooy” during the Corona period. Inspired by the imperfection of lo-fi music, he combined hip-hop beats with drama-filled instrumentation and melancholic soundscapes, sometimes accompanied by spoken word. As the strongest form of art, Frank uses Blooy’s music to express himself and always tries to embellish his compositions with layers of heartfelt emotions.
During 2021 Frank will be releasing his first two Blooy EPs on the label Sine Music and is planning to release his first album by the beginning of 2022.