rosa alchemica

with their roots from far ends of europe
to over the big sea they've settled in
london underground. so if noone else
can help you and if you can find them...

here for starters


Peter Björn and John [Sweden]

Peter Björn and John`s "Young folks" is the latest discovery for me. Indiediscotheques latest whistler, as i understood. I guess they already gathering the highest radio airplay rates in scandinavia and surely will get highest rates in charming young hearts in their beating. This one is a another love song for those who happend to fall out of love, sometimes and now had a second chance.
And for me? ...yeah, whistling`s gripping, and i used to adore those introverted duets, and i still do.
The song, features Peter in a duet with Viktoria Bergsman of The Concretes.

For swedish readers this might come as an old news, but the new album is out in stores and singles on sale.
(Do people still buying the singles? I understand that yes, they should, but do they do?)

Introducing to the band, i cut`n`pasted somewhere, goes as follows.... Been around for long now. Peter & Bjorn met as teenagers and in 1999 they met John. Since then it's been hundred of gigs, 2 albums, many ep's & singles, lots of love and lots of fussing and fighting. A third album is completed and will be released this spring in scandinavia and later in the summer in Europe (parts of it anyway) through Wichita/V2. Everybody writes, everybody sings, everybody plays, everybodys happy...

Ok, and if i made you for dig under, here`s allmusic rewiew, webpage, myspace, live in radio and hello! surprise! for mp3 freaks.


The Residents [USA]

After releasing nearly 60 albums since 1972, The Residents are still active and about to release a new video-CD project in June, entitled "The River Of Crime" as well as a new full length called Tweedles expected in October. They are credited with the creation of the first music video. The Residents' earliest videos are in the New York Museum of Modern Art's permanent collection and were eventually released together in 2001 on the Icky Flix DVD. Here's a piece from the DVD called "One minute movies" featuring four music video shorts: Moisture, Act of Being Polite, Perfect Love and The Simple Song.


Lucky Lucky Pigeons [Sweden]

in the morning i was desprerately reading "madame bovary" and thinking when i will find something to post here. i was looking through regular sites and somehow i happened to elin's blog. and there was waiting for me a treasure. lucky lucky pigeons! that's one new swedish electropop group from pretty girls. what a nice music they make! i'll post here "who smells marshmallows?", just few days ago i was talking with my friend about marshmallows which she likes a lot. listen also other track from their site. i can't wait when i can buy their record.

who smells marshmallows? (mp3)

website and myspace and interview from a musical kiss


Mr Pedro [Sweden]


[mp3] My Darling YOU! - Please Don't Talk To Me I Fall In Love So Easily (Mr. Pedro feat. Funky Fredd Remix)
[mp3] My Apologies

Not much to add. More excellent tracks on the myspace page. Unfortunately only for streaming.