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Open Scenes / Dalindeo

Dalindeo - Open Scenes

Ricky-Tick Records

It's been a long time coming but Dalindeo's debut album is now finally with us. The Brazilian influenced Finnish jazz sextet impressed with their first 12" 'Poseidon/Solifer-Lento' and their follow up 'Go Ahead, Float/Voodoo'. Sadly though 'Go Ahead, Float' hasn't made it on to the album at all and 'Poseidon' and 'Voodoo' only appear on the CD version. There is however plenty here to keep your attention such as the beautifully orchestrated 'Samba Da-Li' and 'Non-Stop Flight', a gorgeous bossa cut featuring Japanese vocalist Michiko. Michiko also graces 'Tsunami' and the immaculate waltz 'Empty Fruits', which for me is the album's finest moment.

Andy Allen, 06/07