Two years ago they had got to know each other at common concerts with their current projects that time. Ella Blixt had still lived in the Swedish city of Malmö by then recording songs under the name of “Bobby Baby” when Robert Kretzschmar had drawn up first ideas of his notion of pop music with his duo “Lady Boy”. Few months later, Ella also moved to Berlin. First common songs were written on an old organ with a charming name and an even more charming sound. And because there was this organ and soon a piano, too, for Ella’s sparkling chords and since Robert’s airy and swinging play of drums went forward curiously, “there was no hand left for a guitar”. Indie pop without guitars? But the music that has taken the best from Stereolab and st. etienne, from the likeable simplicity of LoFi as well as from the interwoven harmony landscapes of a Burt Bacharach or a Karen Carpenter, this music has left behind the drawer of indie anyway. Trumpets, vibraphones, canonical Choirs. “It’s a Musical”, it really is.

Edited by fillinthe_____ on 9 Jan 2010, 23:25

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