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POCKET SIZE STHLM is the brainchild of composer/guitarist Peter PEDERSEN. This conceptual musical unit was brought into daylight early 2010. There were some ideas and fragments of songs floating around in the pool of creativity. They were developed together with others.

POCKET SIZE STHLM is pretty much a solo act which could in a way be compared to what Kevin AYERS and Syd BARRETT were doing. In the same way as those icons were dependent on other musicians with their own voice, so is POCKET SIZE STHLM.

The Pocket Size Sthlm sound would not exist without the contribution of all the musicians that have collaborated under this umbrella. So far one CD with the title 'THE HORNPLAYER FROM THE MILKY WAY' has been released (2010), and a digital single with the title 'DUSTMAN SESSIONS' (2012), which will be part of a concept album. Last but not least there is the super fresh LP 'EXPOSED UNDERCURRENTS' (2014).

It's of course hard to tell what the future will bring, but it's highly believable that there will be a lot more music coming out of the POCKET SIZE STHLM harbor since itīs founder and creative engine Peter PEDERSEN is going through an intense creative phase. The Pocket size sound is huge in scope and rich in textures. It fills tedious emptiness in your life - and serves you with layer after layer of happiness and fulfilment!

If you come out of a listening session and yet are a sourpuss then thereīs no possible way for you to be rescued.

Biography provided by the artist and used with permission

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The Hornplayer From The Milky Way
3.95 | 3 ratings
Exposed Undercurrents
4.00 | 4 ratings
Vemood: Cleaning The Mirror, Volume 1
3.00 | 1 ratings
Immortality: Cleaning The Mirror Vol.2

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The Dustman Sessions


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 Vemood: Cleaning The Mirror, Volume 1 by POCKET SIZE STHLM album cover Studio Album, 2016
4.00 | 4 ratings

Vemood: Cleaning The Mirror, Volume 1
Pocket Size Sthlm Crossover Prog

Review by kev rowland
Special Collaborator Crossover Team

4 stars Towards the end of 2016 I was contacted by guitarist Peter Pedersen, who asked if I would be interested in hearing the latest album from his band, who combine psychedelia with progressive rock. Well, it sounded interesting, so of course I said yes. What I didn't expect was a live album that it many ways sounds as if it has far more in common with the 1967-1970 period than anything that was being played and produced nearly fifty years later. 'Vemood: Cleaning The Mirror Volume 1' has at its heart rough and raw rich sounds that are so broad that I felt that the notes coming out of the speaker are almost visible and that by just grabbing one I would be lifted up to the ceiling, such is their weight.

In many ways, the bands I kept thinking of were Cream and especially Blodwyn Pig, but more in approach as opposed to musical style, which owes far more to the likes of Jefferson Airplane. There is a Hammond B3 at the very heart of the band, and then three guitarists, a rhythm section and a saxophonist/flautist combining to make musical sense of what is going on. There are times when it feels a little basic, but it is played with such heart and soul that the listener just gets caught up in the passion and feeling of the whole thing. There is room for everyone to take their own solos, and the others happily take a back seat and provide the perfect accompaniment, so that in some ways it is quite jazzlike in its nature. Not as overtly heavy as one might expect from different guitarists being involved, and notes are often picked as opposed to heavyweight chords, but there is such a density and intensity to the work that it just doesn't need it. Overall this is a superb work.

 Exposed Undercurrents by POCKET SIZE STHLM album cover Studio Album, 2014
3.95 | 3 ratings

Exposed Undercurrents
Pocket Size Sthlm Crossover Prog

Review by Windhawk
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

4 stars Swedish project POCKET SIZE is the creative vehicle of composer and musician Peter Pedersen, a venture that started out back in 2010 and with one single and two full-length albums to its name so far. "Exposed Undercurrents" is the band's most recent outing, self-released in 2014.

Pocket Size is a project that does cover a lot of ground on this production, and a certain taste for variety will be needed to appreciate the charms of this CD. Rather more important is to find the use of the classic Hammond organ to be of general interest of course, and a certain affection for material with jazz and psychedelic details is probably needed as well. But, at least to my ears, the most important aspect of the album is the King Crimson meets Van Der Graaf Generator feel on the majority of the material here, and I suspect that those who enjoy the earlier exploits by both of these bands should find this album to be a charming general experience.

 The Hornplayer From The Milky Way by POCKET SIZE STHLM album cover Studio Album, 2010
3.00 | 1 ratings

The Hornplayer From The Milky Way
Pocket Size Sthlm Crossover Prog

Review by apps79
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

— First review of this album —
3 stars Pocket Size from Stockholm, Sweden should be regarded more or less as a personal musical experience of guitarist, singer and composer Peter Pedersen.He gave life to his idea in 2010 and with the help of guest musicians he released his first album ''The hornplayer from the milky way...'' in 2011.The list included Mattias Ljungberg on bass, Rolf Arnsen oj vibraphone/organ, Paul Svanberg on drums, Otto Nickasson Elmeras on lead vocals/guitar, Jakob Lenberg on trumpet and Fredrik Olsson on additional guitar solos.Pedersen along with Nickasson Elmeras were also responsible for the production of the album.

Sweden is known for offering a nice bunch of retro-influenced bands and Pocket Size is another one you should add in the list, inspired by the classic works of acts like TRETTIOARIGA KRIGET or RAG I RYGGEN, adding some complex VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR colors in the process and delivering some humourous parts on voices akin to HETA LINJEN.There are also some similarities to the sound of BRIAN AUGER in the organ parts, but Pocket Size appear to be more on the jam side of things.Nice compilated rhythms, VDGG-like abnormalities, satirical voices and lots of Heavy/Psych fire are contained in the album, which is driven by a strong dose of long guitar/organ loosiness with psychedelic extensions and the changes in tempos.Of course, sometime this jamming mood ends up to sound a bit too excessive, without any particular reason of existence due to the neverending scratchning and soloing on guitars and keys, but the impressive sound, recalling straight to a band from the 70's, is something you can do nothing else but admire.Great trumpet work by Lenberg, which leads the most complex sessions of the album, and injections of Psych Pop with song-oriented sections complete a nostalgic yet very dynamic effort.

For fans of old-flavored Heavy/Psych/Prog.Lots of guitar and organ nonsense and reckless grooves with alternating moods and featuring some jazzy flashes.Recommended, especially if you are long stuck in the 70's.

Thanks to kev rowland for the artist addition.

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