Where FUNK meets POP An arousing experience…
AROSE is a four-piece group started by bass player extraordinaire Magnus Rosén.
Magnus wanted to form a group for his fourth solo album and contacted longtime
friend Glen Sandgren on guitar and Imre Daun on drums. They started jamming,
creating song-embryos filled with Bass licks, violent, chopped up guitars and
Magnus sent an SMS to former Stonefunkers ( swedish funk band) singer Emrik
Larsson and asked if he wanted to join the group. EMRIK wrote lyrics and song-melodies
to the already made music.
They decided to record the songs at JM studios in Mölnlycke (close to Göteborg
The group felt that a horn section for some of the songs would enhance and
enrich the music. EMRIK’s longtime friend and collaborator Tobe Stenson, wrote
most of the horn parts, but AROSE also had Woitek Goral write parts for one
Chorus were handled by Imre and Glen but on a few tracks Jenny Berggren from Ace
of Base stepped in and sang her heart out.
World famous sax player Biggi Vinkeloe also added some bitter sweet flavor to
one of the songs.
The album was produced by AROSE and mixed at Panorama Recordings by Jocke Styrén.
The music is a mix between Rock-Funk-Pop with a soulful edge given by EMRIKs
thick and bluesy voice.
This isn’t easy music. You really have to listen and get into the music.. but
at the same time the melodies just keep coming. The bass is pumping, the drums
are always there and the guitar lays down the harmonies and creates the
atmosphere. Back that up with chop chop horn licks, chorus lines and you got
One hell of a group!
Live the group excel and really show their skills as musicians and showmen. The
AROSE live show is something very special and the main goal is to entertain
people! With special EFX, lights, action, camera, go! the stage is ready for
AROSE. Don't miss out on one of the hottest bands coming out of Scandinavia!
Like Gertrude Stein said: AROSE is AROSE is AROSE is AROSE.