Now, I don't usually fall for male pop acts. Its a quirk but its true. They've got to be very unique to arouse my aural pleasure points. Doctor Rosen Rosen does that quite well. He combines the sounds of Simon Curtis, Juvelen, Erasure, Yazoo, Pet Shop Boys and a whole lot of INXS! Take Weekends for example. It reminds me somewhat of Eric Serra and Dave Balls glorious baselines he produced while in Soft Cell. I can't quite figure out who he is trying to seduce but he wonderfully mentions a boy only to coquettishly affirm he's seen the future and "she tastes much better than you". Yummy work of metonymy there. Yes, his track Weekends is quite epic in a Blade Runner sort of way. Its rather fabulous that Doctor Rosen Rosen has allowed Dontstopthepop a perfectly legitimate download of the song.
Actually not one but two! The second song up for grabs today is the gloriously titled Eat, Pray Fuck! which is sadly a song that will never be accepted in Eurovision Song Contest. But, actually despite its harshness its beautifully soft behind its austere front. It is loaded with two life-stories much in the same way Robyn's Don't Stop The Music was however Doctor Rosen Rosen dispels any silver-lining and fires shot of absurd realism. Its moody but not too dark to qualify as another electoclash melancholic monologue we've already heard aplenty in the form of Fisherspooner records. No, Eat, Pray Fuck refrains from placing Doctor Rosen Rosen into that particular genre although I can understand why some would want to label the singer in amongst the same performers.
So, there you have it! A male popstar in the making that refrains from producing music that isn't just "me me me" and doesn't screech like he's an Australian wombat being roughly fingered by a Tasmanian devil on LSD (has anyone heard Darren Hayes). Its an odd name. Doctor Rosen Rosen. Not a dedication to the medical historian of the same name. I'd like to know why he came up with the name. If he's a singing doctor could he be the first of his kind in the world of pop? If so, how wonderful! I wonder if he has a good bed-side manner? Seriously though, please check out his myspace. Check out Lessons on the player-it is stunning.