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Alpha 60

Midst the shadows of an old forgotten industry district in Uppsala four dissidents are meeting secretly. In a rusty oil barrel they blend equal parts Pink Floyd, punk rock, German romantic poetry and britpop. The result is a neon drinking and acid eating monster named ALPHA 60.

The band was formed in 2008 and released the Melting Tracks EP that same year. After a few festival gigs they discovered that the stars through their music had turned to letters spelling out a call to arms. The chords had produced overtones that impossibly could resonate with anything else than the World Spirit.

Strengthened by the experience they decided to produce a full length album and a text book illustrated by local artists. They are both to be released in a combined release party and art exhibition in the spring of 2012.

ALPHA 60 is the name of the computer controlling Godard’s dystopian city in the noir classic Alphaville. Today that instance doesn’t need to inhabit a physical space, but is rather the name of our collective superego. As a wise man with a beard said: we feel free because we lack the very language to articulate our unfreedom.