Winter Fish Testosterone
Three song titles formed the paradox album title and promised rich variety in music like the four seasons, which are the topic of this album.
Though “WFT” contains with „Away“ one of their best ballades, and with „As it is“ one of their darkest song, Deine Lakaien clearly found new musical paths, and the album was generally classified as very progressive. Framed by the poetic “My Winter” and the ironic “My Spring”, a rich variety of styles is present here, unusual melody sequences, connections between harmonies, tricky rhythms, and quite a playfulness in lyrics and music that fortunately was received by the fans with similar enthusiasm as the preceding albums.
The new album again shows clearly the special position that Deine Lakaien have in the pop scene, and that there is innovative electronic music in Germany outside the techno-world.
Being the most experimental German band, on "Winter Fish Testosterone" Veljanov and Ernst Horn create a crossover between electro-pop, wild computer punk and ambitious sound paintings.
An intelligent, mature album, beyond all trendiness.