Dalminjo / Fjord Fusioneer
Album: Fjord Fusioneer   Collection:General
Artist:Dalminjo   Added:Jul 2004

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-08-23 Pull Date: 2004-10-25 Charts: Electronic
Week Ending: Oct 31 Oct 17 Oct 10 Oct 3 Sep 19 Sep 12 Sep 5 Aug 29
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. May 07, 2007: Two Weasel System
Love Affair
4. Oct 24, 2004: Dancing In Outer Space
Departure Lounge, Rogue (Quant Remix)
2. Nov 08, 2004: Go For Dover
Departure Lounge
5. Oct 10, 2004: Dancing in Outerspace
Departure Lounge, Cruz Persille
3. Nov 07, 2004: Dancing in Outerspace
Cruz Persille
6. Oct 04, 2004: Dancing In Outerspace
Bossa Note

Album Review
Captain Dee
Reviewed 2004-08-22
The snowy landscape photo on the cover is a complete mystery to me. Dalminjo (from Norway) crafts warm grooves that cover the entire territory between smooth house and downtempo. I guess the major "snowy" component is the spacey synths and ambience. But somehow, the spacey elements and the Brazilian-vibed grooves blend beautifully. The album is pretty mellow, but will definitely get you movin'. Interesting stuff, but better yet, it's a lot of fun!

The album is surprisingly consistent so it's hard to pick highlights. I'd probably recommend tracks 1, 5, 7, 8, 10, 14.

- Captain Dee, 8-2004 -

*1. Strong samba feel. Sexy guitar strumming, deep bass, male "ahs" in the distance. Smooth! (5:36)
2. Jazzy female vocals, organic uptempo beat, spacey ambience, rich bass. (4:37)
3. Mellow but groovin'. Spacey flute-ish melody, fun piano, xylophone-ish and organ melodies. Distant "ahs" set the mood. (6:07)
4. Sultry vocals sound like Sarah McLaughlin. Naughty sounding electronics in the back, swelling synthetic ambience, strong midtempo beat. (6:36)
*5. Stylish house with nice deep bassline. Repeated but catchy chords and chimes with more male chants. Atmospheric. (5:30)
6. Dreamy male vocals: "all I want is to be loved by you." Fast jazzy drums, nice house-y claps, washes of electronic melody. Bongos join in later. (4:35)
**7. Shakers, slow island-ish beat, cut up female vox, lovely ambience and stirring synths melody. Definitely not house, but not quite downtempo. Perfect music for a tropical sunset. (4:54)
*8. Mischievous bass, infectious drums all over the place, bluesy chords, groovin' organ makes periodic appearances. Tight groove! (6:48)
9. House beat swells in over shakers and mellow, jazzy chords. Echoing female vocals (a bit cheesy). (5:57)
*10. Fun fiesta percussion under a hard beat, trippy electronics, piano, and atmospheric male vocals. Epic synths and brass kick in towards the end. (5:16)
11. Dramatic synths, cosmic sounds, fast drum beat. (6:42)
12. Echoing female vocals over spacey ambience and a hard, syncopated beat. (5:22)
13. Thumping dance beat, rain/wind samples, trance-y melodies. Borders on progressive trance. (6:05)
*14. Dirty get-down groove w/ swelling keys and later riffs of strings. Everything comes together nicely in the second half. (4:22)

Track Listing
1. Bossa Note   8. Rouge
2. Goodbye   9. Shine
3. Moon & Sun   10. So Oooh
4. Love Affair   11. And She Said
5. Cruz Persille   12. I Need You
6. All I Want   13. And She Said (Brown Jr Mix)
7. Departure Lounge   14. Rogue (Quant Remix)