KINGS OF CONVENIENCE

Declaration Of Dependence

Model:
3068402
SKU:
258541
PLU: 5099930684027
Kings of Convenience’s third album, Declaration of Dependence, is a wonderful record for a lot of reasons. For one, Eirik Bøe is equally comfortable talking about the record’s “serious ideas” and laughing about its’ “hi-brow Bossa Nova” moments while his partner Erlend Øye is clearly thrilled by making, “the most rhythmical pop record ever that features no percussion or drums.”
Kings of Convenience’s third album, Declaration of Dependence, is a wonderful record for a lot of reasons. For one, Eirik Bøe is equally comfortable talking about the record’s “serious ideas” and laughing about its’ “hi-brow Bossa Nova” moments while his partner Erlend Øye is clearly thrilled by making, “the most rhythmical pop record ever that features no percussion or drums.”
Format - CD
Genre - Alternative
Release Date - 02/10/09

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Kings of Convenience's third album, Declaration of Dependence, is a wonderful record for a lot of reasons. For one, Eirik Boe is equally comfortable talking about the record's "serious ideas" and laughing about its' "hi-brow Bossa Nova" moments while his partner Erlend Oye is clearly thrilled by making, "the most rhythmical pop record ever that features no percussion or drums." For another, there is no one who makes records like they do. "When we started out we were afraid of sounding like other artists," Erlend says. "But now we feel pretty much alone." But the most striking thing about this album is how powerfully it reminds you that making music together is not a game, it's not something to be undertaken lightly, this record is part of a much larger picture, a long and involved relationship that has had its good and bad times. Declaration of Dependence is the story of two people living two very different lives sensing that they are immensely more powerful together than apart. In that sense it is the most adult, the most mature record Kings of Convenience have ever made. That it is their most gripping, their most revealing is, if anything, just a by-product of that honesty and their endeavour. "Erlend is a very stubborn individual with extreme belief in his own ideas," says Eirik of his partner. "He's very free and creative and his access to unusual and fresh ideas is very good. I find that quite unique. For some reason they are very similar to my ideas on music - we like the same unusualness."
Primary Format - MusicCD
ArtistKINGS OF CONVENIENCE
LabelEMI
Music GenreAlternative
Music Genre PrimaryAlternative

Disc 1

  • 1. 24-25
  • 2. Mrs Cold
  • 3. Me In You
  • 4. Boat Behind
  • 5. Rule My World
  • 6. My Ship Isn't Pretty
  • 7. Renegade
  • 8. Power Of Not Knowing
  • 9. Peacetime Resistance
  • 10. Freedom And Its Owner
  • 11. Riot On An Empty Street
  • 12. Second To Numb
  • 13. Scars On Land
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