Friday, June 26, 2009

Rome - Flowers From Exile [2009]

I. Reiseherrschaft
1 To A Generation Of Destroyers (1:48)
2 The Accidents Of Gesture (5:10)
3 Odessa (4:37)
4 The Secret Sons Of Europe (3:13)
II. Besitzbegrenzung
5 The Hollow Self (1:58)
6 The Legacy Of Unrest (4:51)
7 To Die Among Strangers (4:02)
III. Ruheverbot
8 A Culture Of Fragments (1:09)
9 We Who Fell In Love With The Sea (4:13)
10 Swords To Rust - Hearts To Dust (3:53)
IV. Verzicht
11 Flowers From Exile (3:12)
12 Flight In Formation (5:36)

Highly detailed arrangements use the sound of the flamenco guitar as well as mysterious samples, pulsating beats and sad melodies. In ROME’s songs there lives a stoic sense of the melodramatic. As well as Cohen, one must look to icons such as Tom Waits and late Johnny Cash in order to be able to describe the lyrics and voice of Jerome Reuter.
"Flowers from Exile" is just as much an emotional as a critical work. The personally stamped album of a modern singer-songwriter which tells of journeys both within and without. Jerome Reuter’s moving vocals and Patrick Damiani’s complex musical arrangements leave the musical roots of folk far behind and send these "Flowers from Exile" to all listeners who are willing and capable of feeling the dignity, the hope and the pride behind the lyrics and who are prepared to recognise themselves in those restless spirits whom the twelve part song cycle conjures up. Into the heart…


VBR - V2


icastico said...

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Anonymous said...

Downloaded but haven't listened to this one yet. I just wanted to say thanks without plugging a blog. So yeah. Thanks. And keep it up. Also, you talk about buying the music and sometimes you have links to where the stuff can be got...but where do you buy your stuff from? You should puts some links in the sidebar to labels and distros that you use so we can be encouraged to buy more than just what's presented here. Just a thought. Thanks again.

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