Monday, July 07, 2008

Get Well Soon: I Sold My Hands For Food So Please Feed Me

Calling your band Get Well Soon may not be the best of ideas, but for German songwriter Konstantin Gropper, you could almost get away with calling your band anything you want when your debut record comprises of beautiful, weightless, pristine soundscapes that gently invites you into a restful sense of quietude. The music is perfectly reflected in the band’s personal website; overcast, dark, and old video footages of forgotten sceneries from the past, quietly adorns the background, sending a still, haunting vibe that’s equally chilling and picturesque at the same time. Gropper names the album, as though it’s a continuation of where he left off from his moniker, aptly entitled, Rest Now, Weary Head! You Will Get Well Soon. Best of all, it doesn’t end there, overflowing the album, are tracks that are charmingly named, 'If That Hat is Missing I Have Gone Hunting' and 'I Sold My Hands For Food So Please Feed Me', which if anything, are most probably a rather vague indication of what to expect if you enter into the expanses of Get Well Soon, without knowing a single thing about the band first hand.

Although I’m currently in the convenience of listening to only one of the band’s song, already, Get Well Soon, has shown a huge promise. ‘I Sold My Hands For Food So Please Feed Me’, is gorgeous and lush, stretched out across the song, is a stunning sonic upsurge that builds into flourishing, dramatic melodies that’s escorted by mournful vocals, carrying distorted riffs heavenwards into a triumphant summit.

|mp3| Get Well Soon - I Sold My Hands For Food So Please Feed Me