Drum Island ‎– Drum Island

Apollo ‎– AMB 7946 CD
CD, Album

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Bucci People 5:18
2 Riversprite
Musician [Athlete] – Svein Berge
3 Lift 4:46
4 La Danse Electrique 5:38
5 Phizzz 7:28
6 Tomcat City 5:53
7 Glacier 5:33
8 Earbubbles 8:06
9 Å Dæven 1:57
10 . 5:04

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Track 3 contains a uncleared vocal sample of "Freedom" by Tyrrel Corporation.

Made in Austria

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5411659904628
  • Rights Society: SABAM/BIEM

Other Versions (4 of 4) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SRCS 8525 Drum Island Drum Island(CD, Album) Sony Records SRCS 8525 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
AMB 7946 Drum Island Drum Island(2xLP, Album) Apollo AMB 7946 Belgium 1997 Sell This Version
AMB 7946 CD PROMO Drum Island Drum Island(CD, Album, Promo) Apollo AMB 7946 CD PROMO Belgium 1997 Sell This Version
AMB 7946 CDX Drum Island Drum Island(CD, Album, Ltd) Apollo AMB 7946 CDX Belgium 1997 Sell This Version


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June 13, 2013
Lindbæk sued Røyksopp because A Higher Place from Melody AM sounded too much like Lift. He lost.


April 21, 2004

The group Drum Island seems to be misnamed. Sure, there are plenty of drums on this album, but instead of an island, “ice floe” would be more appropriate. The tracks here are icy and have the beautiful logic of ice, the cracks and coolness and all. The album uses ambient sounds and silences to great effect; for example, “Watersprite” begins with the sound of someone swimming, then shifts into… lounge music. It’s great contrast and is a terrific effect. “La Danse Electrique” is a sweeping track, orchestral and epic in the best sense of the words; the wobbly melody of “Tomcat” filters in and out until it’s grounded by cymbals. On “Glacier” the aching guitar line is buoyed by some light breaks. And the final, untitled track, wavers in its ambience, adding layers of reverb and sound. The Scandinavians sure know how to craft their music. So come back to the island, won't you?