Monday, August 12, 2013
Alessandro Monti's "The Venetian Book of the Dead' with Kevin Hewick - Unfolk
This is an heavy load, folks... Alessandro and Kevin Hewick dedicated this disk to Marghera (Venice) deaths for cancer at chemical plant which was there, sooo near to one of the most famous, beautiful and fragile cities in the world...
Beside polluting and fucking the monuments and lagoon buildings and gondolas and all, those criminal minds weren't bothered by having poisonous and cancerous materials badly and unsafely produced and handled by innocent workers: they've been guilty of thrice a crime... to Earth, Men and man-made artifacts - i.e. Venice and its beauties.
Can music blame and be strong and heavy enough against those sub-human monsters, so blindly hungry of money and filthy-fated profits?
The texts of "The Venetian Book of the Dead" are lively and fresh, sadly so contemporary as cancer was in virtually every family and still is... dozens, hundreds deaths in the name of profit, without protection and safety... gloves, masks and proper dressing would have avoided all this...
... yet far too expensive for the landlords... the S.O.B.s!
Buy this record, folks... it's sang in English and texts are also translated in Italian... music is... WOW!!!
REM and Tortoise and more... acoustic guitars, bass guitar and acoustic mandolin, masterfully played by Alessandro Monti... and KEvin's singing.
A very, VERY intriguing disk and superb music.
Much worth a listen... a fond one.
Thanking Felice Casson, Milena Gabanelli and Marco Paolini for spreading the ill-fated verb on the matter.
Posted by twogoodears at 8/12/2013 10:39:00 PM