Lupo di Hokkaido

The album "Lupo di Hokkaido" by Claver Gold and Kintsugi has been released, a collaboration that many of you will already remember for the beloved "Melograno" that was very successful. We ordered the CD and listened to it well, here's our review.

Once again the rapper from Ascoli take us in a imaginary with an oriental flavour in which legends and stories of everyday life blend between paralysm and metaphors, all supported by the sounds of the Kintsugi.

The EP consists of 7 tracks all produced by Kintsugi, there is only one feat with Hyst; the cover was designed by Davide Bart and the lettering by Lord Bean.

The two producers right by the name Kintsugi once again confirm themselves as exceptional in the field of sound, original beats, an excellent mix of classical sampling and a lot of electronics. A modern mix that does not fall into the monotonous, a unique style that we hope to see evolve further.

To fully understand "Lupo di Hokkaido " we must start from the story of this animal. The Hokkaiodo. In Japanese culture the wolf is given a different meaning from that which other peoples have accustomed us to, who identify it as dangerous or malignant, in Japanese culture it is recognized as a benevolent animal, protector of the weakest and the poor. Although too much the wolf of Hokkaido became extinct at the beginning of the 900' because of the increase of breeding and agriculture, which represented the main systems of subsistence for the population, which began to see the figure of the wolf with new eyes, frightened by attacks on livestock, began a real wolf hunt, with lots of traps and rewards. It was so that in twenty years only a few specimens remained, now it is believed that the species is totally extinct, but many testify to have spotted specimens of wolf Hokkaido in the woods of Japan.

Inevitable is the parallelism between the history of the Wolf and that of the Hip Hop culture, increasingly affected by a society that has undergone enormous changes in recent years, linked to the world of economics, communication and development. Such radical changes have direct effects on everything contained in society, including 'art, then music, and the way it is made. Changes are in the mindset of listeners and in the way authors make music. Hokkaiod's wolf, however, remains, for better or for worse, and that's how Claver decides to tell us something about himself and also send out an important message that should be understood and reinterpreted, because the history of Hokkaido's wolf reflects dynamics that transcending music and hip hop, it's about reasoning on important topics such as the loss of valulars in young people, the abandonment to nihilism, and the denial of their roots, all current topics that deserve attention.

Good job. link to buy.