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Rome - Käferzeit (Limited Edition) - LP

Format Vinyl
Release Date Aug 30, 2019
price incl. VAT., excl. shipping
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.

Die Grenadiere
Der Sinn des Krieges
Die Freiwilligen
Fahnen im Hinterland
Der Korsar
Ein Schlag (auf fremder Erde)

Die Landsknechte
Im Bruderkampf
Die Stille
Verbrannte Erde
Im Graben
Das Niemandsland
Die Einheit
Die Parade

Rome - Käferzeit (Limited Edition) - LP

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