CD: 18 tracks spread over two CDs, total running time 1hour 58 minutes.
4 pieces of quality vinyl feature ten of the CD tracks. An instrumental
version of 'Rosary For Rhythm' replaces the vocal edit.
Demierre spent two years pulling together the ideas and sounds that
build the overall tone of his debut album "Archive".. Spanning decades
of musical development and acknowledging many genres, Danny has put
together an album unique in its diversity.
"Archive is really about my own history, my personal archives - its
a reflection of the music I grew up with and which had an influence
on me. Also, rather than just do an album with say, ten straight tracks,
I've tried to create the feel of some of the early rap albums, with
snippets of vocal phrases and other effects to build up a sense of continuity
throughout the album ...." - Danny Flytronix.
Like much of Flytronix' work there are many jazz references in the album;
Danny brought in 'The Jazz Poets' Remi & Roger to add vocals on two
tracks, 'Rosary For Rhythm' and 'Not Much Music', and their thoughtful
rhythms and lyrics compliment the overall tempo of the album. From America
'TC Izlam' contributes darker overtones on 'Birth Of Da Kool' and again
Danny achieves a finely gauged blend of drum & bass sensibilities with
strong vocals to maximum effect.
Danny's previous work is as wide-ranging as it is impressive. He has
many solo projects under his belt, recording as "Outcast" for Basement,
and "Heard" for Stronghold. He has engineered / co-produced for Foul
Play (remixes of Cloud Nine & Omni Trio, as well as their own album),
Evolver (on Megadog) and Peshay (together they did Bukem's seminal "Music"
and Galliano's "Freefall").
For Moving Shadow he has remixed DJ Harmony's "Future Music", and more
recently, 'Pipe Dreams' by Hoax. Outside commissions are myriad, including
Courtney Pine's version of the classic Jazz torch song, "Don't explain"
(A-listed on Kiss FM) and Abstract Truth's 'Get Another Plan', both
for Gilles Peterson's Talkin' Loud label. Other fans include Manchester
band Intastella who have twice commissioned Flytronix remixes, James,
Wasis Diop, Indo Aminata and French artists DJ Cam and Snooze. Flytronix'
first single on Moving Shadow was 'Ricochet / Shine A Rewind / Return
To Intelligence / Ethno blast' (Shadow 58).
subsequent release, 'Rare Tear, Part 1 / Ready Ta Flo' (Shadow 72) drew
ecstatic reviews including being Laurent Garnier's 'Record of the Month'
in Muzik Magazine
(Dec '95) - "Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant".
Flytronix collaborated with JMJ for his next release "In Too Deep /
Delusions" (Shadow 84). This was followed by his superb solo offering
"The Rhode Tune / To Ya!" (Shadow 98) which entered the CIN Dance Singles
chart at #5. Originally written for Fabio as a tribute to the legendary
Speed club nights, it was described by Fabio in Eternity magazine as
"Simply a classic...with probably the best Jazz keyboard line ever used
in a drum & bass tune."
Dann'ys latest release is "Contemporary Accoustic Jam" (Shadow 119)
with two remixes by Andy C and Shimon (Shadow 119R), both have have
been rocking dancefloors around the UK whilst simultaneously gaining
excellent press reviews - Essential tune; 5/5 in Update 27.7.98.