Dynamo Bliss

Dynamo Bliss

 Umeå, Västerbotten, SWE

North Swedish art rock band with firm roots in 20th century classical music, jazz and traditional Swedish folk.


CONTACT: dynamobliss@gmail.com

Art rock band formed in 2005 in Umeå / Sweden by Mikael Sandström (vocals, guitars), Stefan Olofsson (vocals, bass) and Peter Olofsson (drums, percussion). They perform a blend of pop that draws heavily from 20th century classical music, jazz and traditional Swedish folk.

Stefan and Peter had been in a Beatles cover band called The Posers (formed in 2001) and when Mikael temporarily guested the band they found they shared the mutual interest in eclectic art rock and the idea sprung to start a new band playing original tunes. The idea was further enforced when they all converged on the recording of Stefan's solo album "Story of a Woman" (released in 2003). Rehearsals started in 2005 and took place at various obscure locations in the suburbs and villages of Umeå.

In 2008 they started recording their debut album "21st Century Junk" which was released two years later as a digital download only. In late 2010 they signed with newly founded Swedish label Aerodynamic Records to release the album on CD.

"Donning the voluptuous vocal harmonization, can't miss songcraft and vibrant production recalling late- and post-Beatles Paul McCartney - and marrying it all prog-worthy compositional surprise and complexity (while never becoming tawdry) - is the recipe for this criminally talented threesome from northern Sweden."
- John Patrick / Progression Magazine #59

“The Beatles meet Marillion in a time warp and stop to pick up Be Bop Deluxe along the way…absolutely brilliant!”
- Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck-MuzikReviews.com

"Dynamo Bliss is Exporting Sticky, Trippy Recordings from Sweden."
- MusicZeitgeist.com


Bird of Passage

Written By: Stefan Olofsson

Hold on, the waves that crash upon the stone
You were here, when I was waiting there alone

Hold on, the snow that's swirling on the ground
You were here, when I was nowhere to be found

Like a bird of passage
I'm the one who's on the run
There's a loner lost behind the sun

Hold on, the leaves that rattle on the wind
You were here, when I was outside looking in


Hold on, the ice that melts into a stream
You were here, when I was drowning in a dream



Written By: Stefan Olofsson

Purple afternoon
And here comes the moon
But where to go
When you're not alive and well no more

I know there's a place
Where you can show your face
With no regrets
And be sure that everyone forgets

Come on down to The Mausoleum
Join the crowd at The Mausoleum
Anytime you need a resurrection
Bring a friend to The Mausoleum
It's gonna end at The Mausoleum

So be on your way
Soon the night is day
And Mausy closes then
But opens soon again


Drink a zombie under the table
While reading another Da Vinci fable
Shake hands with the vampire lord
And discuss the case of Charles Dexter Ward


White Cherry Hill

Written By: Stefan Olofsson

Standing here on White Cherry Hill
Breathing air where the time is standing still
Been away for so many years
And locked away the soul inside my fears

No time to kill
White Cherry Hill

Rain comes tearing up the eastern sky
Is this the feeling that was lost as time rolled by
I wonder why
You turn your head as to say goodbye
The stop to suffocate the urge to tell a lie
I wonder why


I'm coming home from a hell of a ride
Tumbling down the slope of a mountain side
Coming home is a way to live
And coming home is a way to die


No Sense In It

Written By: Mikael Sandström, Stefan Olofsson, Peter Olofsson

I've been keeping my madness inside
But all my thoughts collide
Flowing out of nothing and into my brain
Are things that I can't explain

There's just no sense in it
I traded all my thoughts for a gun
It's so much fun

I've been beating my head against the wall
It makes no sense at all
Falling from the sky and into my hand
Are things I don't understand

There's just no sense in it
I traded all my thoughts for a gun
What have I done

But everything is dum doo-be wha, oh no
I wish it wasn't so

Closer to the Heart

Written By: Mikael Sandström, Stefan Olofsson, Peter Olofsson

Here is my castle
Higher than below
Far from your eyes but
Close enough to show

Much higher than below

Here is my halo
Aberrate, depart
Far from your mind and
Closer to the heart

Must aberrate, depart

Fear of Clouds

Written By: Mikael Sandström, Stefan Olofsson, Peter Olofsson

So many colors to choose from
All the vibrant emotions
Oh, can anybody guide me
Here's a boy without a master plan
Here's a child without a cause
And clouds are moving in

Gabriel, you thoughtless spoiler of romance
Keeper of things in cans
Why do you capture sunshine in a box
Small things and melted rocks

Clouds are all around you
Love will never find you

Gabriel, collector, still you quest for more
Gather and keep in drawers
Capture yourself and choke inside a jar
Gabriel, you've gone too far

Clouds are all around you
Love will never find you

Thin Air

Written By: Mikael Sandström, Stefan Olofsson, Peter Olofsson

Friend, are you drowning in sorrows and doubts
Lost in the moonlight
Follow the trail from within and without
Feel that it's alright
Out for the weekend, you're into the blue
Higher adventures are waiting for you

Hush will you, better yet swallow the pill
Sleep through your daytime
Tell me sincere, do you think of it still
Think that it's so fine
Higher in altitude, into thin air
Don't be afraid, I shall wait for you there

Time is so slow
Running out, running low



Leisures in evergreen gardens hereafter
But didn't you know
That it's not what it seems
My friend, we're living in a dream


Album: 21st Century Junk - digital release date 15 Jan 2010, CD album release date 26th Nov 2010.