One word that keeps coming to mind when we listen to Herman Gauche: it is "fearless". Fearless musically, politically, lyrically... this seems to be an artist who truly expresses himself with almost nothing holding back. The issue is central to our times, the idea that an artist should create only for themselves, with no thought of others, that an artist should please and serve himself first. These are ideas about art that come up over and over from divers writers and musicians. And if you think about it, well, anything else seems kinda lame.