release date: 30-08-2019
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Black 180g 12" vinyl
Mastered specially for vinyl
High quality, super-audiophile disc – German pressing!
Sturdy cardboard sleeve
Reverse board printed cover
Black inner sleeves with antistatic lining
Hand-numbered by Jérôme Reuter
Personally signed by Jérôme Reuter
Strictly limited to 500 copies
“Käferzeit” - the time of beetles, is the first instalment in a series of releases featuring exclusively martial ambient material and "industrial" collages, partially reminiscent of earlier ROME works such as “Hate us and see if we mind” (2013), “A Passage to Rhodesia” (2014) or parts of the “Die Aesthetik der Herrschaftsfreiheit” trilogy (2011). Whereas ROME's oeuvre usually features lots of guitar work, “Käferzeit” focuses on complex industrial loops, unconventional bruitist arrangements and instrumental ambient collages.
The images evoked by these martial soundscapes (mostly made of restored period audio material and found sounds) transport us back to Europe's blood-drenched past, when ideologies were still battling each other to the death on European soil. Images of armoured creatures digging foxholes in a landscape ravaged by war; of the futility of defending trenches against murderous incursions, as shells tear bodies apart, souls apart.
A1 Einmarsch A2 Die Grenadiere A3 Der Sinn des Krieges A4 Die Freiwilligen A5 Vormarsch A6 Fahnen im Hinterland A7 Der Korsar A8 Manöver A9 Ein Schlag (auf fremder Erde)
B1 Die Landsknechte B2 Im Bruderkampf B3 Die Stille B4 Verbrannte Erde B5 Im Graben B6 Das Niemandsland B7 Die Einheit B8 Sirenen B9 Die Parade