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
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 elegance, 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.
Their uneasy but graceful unity even accommodates the occasional starchy old avant-garde industrial outburst, and thus, “Blätter und Steine” could be seen as alternative soundtrack to books and movies such as “All Quiet on the Western”, “Storms of Steel” and “1917”, whilst its sternly beautiful, circular structure invites repeat listens. Dream away, restless minds!
TRACKLISTING – SIDE A:
An den Kreidefelsen
TRACKLISTING – SIDE B:
Avec Dieu Pour La Patrie
CAT#/FORMAT: TRI 749 LP / 12″ Vinyl only
EAN CODE: 4260063947490
RELEASE DATE: April, 28th 2023