Sounds Of The Mansion is a cinematic musical excursion into an urban landscape of music, art and late night hangs. In the absence of vocals, the listener is free to travel the music by his or hers own imagination. Themes pop out of nowhere and the music is often developing in surprising ways, taking unexpected turns.
The album is rich in flavours and explores opposites like dense-spares, hard-soft and static-moving. There is a good deal of blues, funk, jazz, soul and electronica involved all though none of the 11 tracks can be said to fall in any specific genre.
Madsens guitar- and bass playing runs like a red thread thru the album. Backed by the subtle drumming of Abdullah S there is a great deal of attention to rhythm and swing. Sometimes in a straight forward funky fashion and at other times in more adventures ways.
“The album is my attempt to really do my own music, my own style, my own story. There is a little of everything I like in it. I have tried to create an open kind of music where all the things that inspire me can coexist and feed off each other, in a possibly vain attempt to reconcile everything I love”.
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