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The Rosewood Union

Rating: NR/10 ?


October 1, 2004
I just love when I get a record sent to me that I will actually listen to more than just a few times. I have been playing this disc over and over and its just getting better. Pelé hails from Milwaukee and features members of the Promise Ring. The resemblance to The Promise Ring lies in the catchiness and in the pure pop structures that shine through this production. On the other hand there are also resemblance's to such bands as Gastr Del Sol and Stereolab in the experimentation and melodies. This record was originally released on Star Star recording in the US but on the Rosewood Union version they have added 3 great remixed versions of Pelé songs. Bundy K Brown of Tortoise and Gastr del Sol fame, Mark Greenberg of Chicago's Cocktails/Archer Prewitt and some guy called J. Minor who actually does the most interesting remix I think. Really minimalist with just an organ and a hiphop-style beat, creating a sad tune with danceable feel to it. All in all this record is really close to being a must-have. Its not, because it has all been done before but Pelé is doing it with enthusiasm and love so you will not waste your money buying this.

Reviewed by Gabriel Hermansson
A former contributor to LAS, Gabriel Hermansson lives in Stockhom, Sweden and formerly operated the now-defunct online \'zine Truckfighter.

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