Label: Giant Sheep Music
1. Decadence; 2. Heartbeat/Humanoid; 3. Cliffhanger; 4. Naked Ladies (Interlude); 5. Would U (feat. Emilie Molsted); 6. Escapism; 7. Electroshock (Interlude); 8. Man vs Nature; 9. Damn Good Coffee
Additional Personnel / Information
Mathias Heise: Harmonica/Keys; Mads Christiansen: Electric Guitar; David Vang: Electric Bass; Aksel Stadel Borum: Drums
As the title suggests, this album is both an expression of and an exploration of the word “decadence”. But what does it really mean? When is decadence life-affirmingly pleasurable and when does it slide into moral and spiritual decline? For example, does it qualify as decadence when you are sucked into a passive world of binge watching TV series, where one episode is replaced by the second, third and fourth, until the entire day has slipped away, as in ‘Cliffhanger’? Or what about wallowing in a waving harem of naked women like in ‘Naked Ladies’? You could let your daydreams lead you away from reality, like in ‘Escapism’, or savour the taste of ‘Damn Good Coffee’ to such a degree that it verges on the realms of languishing pleasure. And is there actually an element of truth in the android’s words in ‘Heartbeat/Humanoid’: “A glass of wine/Your wife’s behind/Could be the true meaning of life”? To a certain extent, the album represents decadence itself. A virile and unrestrained cornucopia playing with throbbing beats, harmonies, tones and improvisation. A dynamic plethora of sounds, ideas and wildness, where the objective is beauty, enthusiasm, joie de vivre, bliss, pleasure. And last, but not least, liberation from the inhibitions of conventions and stereotypes.