ALBUM ACCESSION RELEASE: MARCH
17, 2003 REVIEW: APRIL 24, 2003
really sounds like Human Decay have listened a wee bit too much to Haujobb,
especially the “Freeze Frame Reality”/“Solutions for
a Small Planet” era. Good thing then that the albums in question
are Haujobb’s finest. One other thing this band of knob twiddlers
have in common with Daniel Myer and his colleague Dejan Samardzik is that
they seem to put a lot of effort into making sounds, a thing that becomes
more and more scarce nowadays.
Human Decay are just copycats, right? Well, their style is not very new
or original but they are not without talent. The moods and feelings they
convey make this album a treat to listen to, and they also concentrate
a bit more on danceable tracks than Haujobb does. Languorous strings and
harmonies complete the picture, and Human Decay also have a distinct knack
for writing songs.
to the frantic “Underlined Necessity” to see what I mean,
or perhaps the slower and more atmospheric “Guise of Love”.
I’m going to give “Perfect Visions” a high grade, not
because they are breaking new ground - they definitely are not - but they
do what they do with a lot of talent and skill. And I like it.