Get Well Soon
Vexations
Label ©  City Slang
Release Year  2010
Length  1:02:04
Genre  Chamber Pop
Personal Star Rating [1-5]  
  Ref#  G-0096
Bitrate  320 Kbps
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    Track Listing:
      1.  
      Nausea  
       3:13  
      2.  
      Seneca's Silence  
       4:20  
      3.  
      We Are Free  
       4:14  
      4.  
      Red Nose Day  
       4:33  
      5.  
      5 Steps / 7 Swords  
       4:31  
      6.  
      We are still...  
       1:05  
      7.  
      A Voice in the Louvre  
       5:29  
      8.  
      Werner Herzog gets Shot  
       3:43  
      9.  
      That Love  
       5:47  
      10.  
      Aureate!  
       4:32  
      11.  
      We Are Ghosts  
       4:17  
      12.  
      A Burial At Sea  
       6:32  
      13.  
      Angry Young Man  
       4:48  
      14.  
      We are the Roman Empire  
       5:00  
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      Fresh from composing the score for the Wim Wenders film Palermo Shooting, the second Get Well Soon (AKA classically trained multi-instrumentalist Konstantin Gropper) album was apparently inspired by historical philosophy texts.

      And it shows. ‘Seneca’s Silence’ charts the forced suicide of the Roman Stoic, while Sartre, Marx and Homer’s ‘The Iliad’ all form the basis for the Berliner’s haunting panoramas.

      Stylistically similar to his debut, there’s no doubting the beauty of the arrangements and the disquiet of Gropper’s unearthly vocal, but ‘Vexations’ is overblown in its own self-importance, and consequently easier to respect than love. For Gropper to flourish, he may need more heart and less head. And soon.
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