A Passage to Rhodesia” is ROME’s tenth album, but it’s safe to say it’s one of the most important releases in its long-standing career. The album unites instant dark folk classics such as „A Farewell to Europe” and „One Fire” with ambient collages in the best industrial and experimental traditions -most notably on the exclusive additional album „House of Stone”. Mastermind Jerome Reuter has accomplished a great swirling devil of a record, an epic and tragic masterpiece of considerable scale, rich in theme and philosophic inquiry.
„A Passage to Rhodesia” is set against the backdrop of the Bush War (Bush as in jungle, not the American presidents) in the country named after imperialist Cecil Rhodes. The protagonists – a generation of Whites in Black Africa fighting and dying for a lost cause – are caught in a web of blinkered complacency and radical prejudice. Jerome Reuter takes an open-hearted look at the tragedies, insanities and absurdities of war-torn Rhodesia in the dog days of white supremacy in southern Africa. „A Passage To Rhodesia” is a remarkable, yet deeply disturbing odyssey driven by a strange love for the country and its people, a witness-bearing of the rarest courage.
Book with 2CDs and DVD:
Elaborately designed hardback picture book 112 pages, 28 x 28cm approx High quality art print on matt laminated uncoated wood-free 150g paper with durable thread stitching Black front and rear endpapers Black ribbon bookmark Book spine has a stylish black quarter-cloth and is also embossed and foilblocked CD #1: the album ‘A Passage to Rhodesia’ CD #2: an exclusive album, ‘House of Stone’, that is only available as part of this box DVD containing three original video clips along with an extensive and extremely personal interview with Jerome Reuter
Sturdy box with lid Box inner exquisitely and lavishly printed
Three postcards in a hand-stamped vintage envelope Depicting various reproductions of Rhodesian postcards A6 size (148.5 x 105mm) Heavy 400g art print paper
Material: satinised bronze Diameter: 25mm, thickness: 2mm With extremely detailed and highly nuanced 3D embossing
Two foldout posters Both sides printed in full colour (4 images in total) Each poster 60 x 90 cm approx High grade art print on high quality matt laminated wood-free 135g paper
Round, 8cm diameter White adhesive film (suitable for outdoor use)
Luxurious, satin matt coated paper Hand-numbered by Jerome Reuter Signed by Jerome Reuter
Strictly limited to 1000 copies worldwide
heavy weight item! around 2 Kg
GENRE: NEOFOLK, FOLK, MARTIAL