WELL OF SADNESS: I'M UPROOTED FROM IT
CD: War Office Propaganda WOP 19 
I'm Uprooted From It
From The Bunker
The First And The Last
Germany. For you Poland the World Cup dream is over. Again. The perennial
underachievers limp home with another lacklustre display of football ineptitude.
Another major competition. Another early exit. But at least they got there.
Unlike the Scottish football team that I support. Where losing and not
qualifying for anything has become, sadly, a way of life. On the plus
side of things the Polish record labels (Beast of Prey & War Office
Propaganda to name a couple), continue with their slow world domination
by releasing ever more impressive and dynamic releases on an almost monthly
basis. So finally there’s something for them to cheer about at last.
The Well of Sadness "I’m Uprooted from it" is another
prime example of why the Polish record labels releases are held in such
high esteem by those fortunate enough to encounter them.
"I’m Uprooted from it" is the third release from Italian
Daniele Giustra and features ten tracks with 40+ minutes of misanthropic
(his words) dark martial / neo-folk / neo-classical music for your listening
pleasure. He mixes the themes of joyous rapture and redemption with sullen
despondency and failure in an almost passion filled mystical setting.
Singing / reciting his lyrics in that deep typical European fashion -
powerful but never overpowering - his voice becoming a tool with which
he carves and creates the backdrop to his music. The vocals tinged with
the air of a figure of authority who questions his every motive and action.
Words though need an appropriate soundtrack to back them up and bring
them to life. Daniele incorporates simply strummed guitar, harsh pounding
drums, melodic electronics, dramatic elegant orchestrations, crashing
cymbals and so much more into his divinely executed music. Each track
a multi-layered creation tantalisingly revealing more with each co nsecutive
visit. Even the more simplified tracks belying what’s hidden beneath.
Sombre and highly poignant the music is full of apocalyptic atmospheres
which touch the heart and soul. A creative beautiful piece of music that
has that timeless quality about it that marks it out as an outstanding
achievement for the artist.
Forget Maradonna’s hand of God. "I’m Uprooted from it"
is touched by the hand of God. A release of immense beauty that will convert
you to the Well of Sadness way. Simply stunning, highly entertaining and
engrossing it delivers on every front. The slinky Italian outfoxing everyone
with his skills. Back of the net. We realise we’ve just witnessed
something very special that will forever be remembered. A legend has come
of age and fulfilled the potential that was prophesised for him. Poland
and Italy united, at long last, in victory together.
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