release date: 28-04-2023
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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
Postcard Hand-numbered and personally signed by Jérôme Reuter
Strictly limited to 500 copies
With the new soundscapes of “Blätter und Steine”, ROME takes its Martial Ambient Series to a new level. What started with “Käferzeit” in 2019 and was later expanded on “Gärten und Straßen” (2020) and “Haus der Flieger” (2021) - the latter being exclusively available as a supporter edition to gather funds for the ongoing legal battle - has now been taken to new heights on the latest addition to the series: “Blätter und Steine”. These brilliant and frantic compositions are full of noble brooding and tormented ecstasy and invite the listener onto an uneasy, yet thoroughly rewarding sonic wandering.
ROME intuitively blends harsher industrial sound shreds with dream like organ-driven sequences, as the loops impressively transition from light sophistication to a sinister storm. Swirling into a dazzling hypnotic echo “Blätter und Steine” is full of dark grace and carries a forlorn, fragile ele- gance, but Reuter does not shy away from brute force. The album's brief yet substantial themes run over darkly lustrous slopes and ominous loop-plains, with the blood of each landscape seeming to spill into the other. ROME evokes a wail at the edge where one world ends and another begins. Dream away, restless minds!
TRACKS: A1 Douaumont A2 Sturmzeichen A3 An den Kreidefelsen A4 Im Unterstand A5 Im Fieber A6 Kahle Höhe A7 Reichstage A8 Im Laufgraben A9 Das Vorleben B1 Auf Quartier B2 Bundesbrüder B3 Der Kommandeur B4 Die Offensive B5 Avec Dieu pour la Patrie B6 Parole Ajax B7 Les Eparges B8 Der Meldereiter B9 Letzter Sturm