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The (dark) folk project ROME was formed by Luxembourgian singer-songwriter Jerome Reuter in 2005. He has since released 9 groundbreaking albums in the underground folk and post-industrial music world and is regularily playing sold-out shows from Los Angeles to Moscow. ROME combines chanson, dark ambient, apocalyptic folk, pop, acoustic rock, martial industrial and cold wave -- all rolled into one impressive avantgarde package. The lyrical beauty of Reuter's compositions, the depths of his poetry and the complex experimental arrangements make ROME an unusually challenging musical experience. They are signed to Trisol Music Group, Germany.

Jerome Reuter, has a gift for writing words that travel deep into the pit of your soul, where they awaken things you might have tried to bury. Something about ROME’s music gives the listener the strength to to see through our own lies and those of society at large. To the highest degree, this band creates soul/blues music – not in the traditional sense of the word, but they magnify the blues we all live in, and shine light on the the thoughts that torture our souls.
-cvltnation.com

Reuter’s focus is the tension between the specific and the general, the lived and the mythic. While Reuter’s songs are rife with maxims, ideals and utopian dreams, (…) these never eclipse the individual and the suffering to which they are all too often subjected. ROME’s songs tread the line between canonizing the recurring material conditions of the fight against oppression as unassailable myth and attending to the specificities of individual fights and fighters. (…)There’s simply no one else writing stuff of Reuter’s caliber right now.
-idieyoudie.com, 2011

Some critics have a hard time classifying Rome's music, dubbing it apocalyptic folk, industrial-folk, martial industrial, cold wave and an assortment of other obscure, hyphenated subgenres. On more than one occasion Rome's music has been described as "challenging" to listen to. But, like a perfectly blended cabernet that is rife with sediment, the same complexities that make it challenging also make it great. The beauty of Rome's work comes from the many fluid layers, unfolding throughout the musical experience.
—  Diamond Bodine-Fischer, L.A. Weekly, 2012

 

Title: NERA

Year: 2006

Label: Trisol

Title: Confessions D'un Voleur D'Ames

Year: 2007

Label: Trisol

Title: Masse Mensch Material

Year: 2008

Label: Trisol

Title: To Die Among Strangers

Year: 2009

Label: Trisol

Title: Flowers from Exile

Year: 2009

Label: Trisol

Title: Nos Chants Perdus

Year: 2010

Label: Trisol

Title: Our Holy Rue / The Merchant Fleet

Year: 2011

Label: Trisol

Title: Die Aesthetic der Herrschaftsfreiheit

Year: 2011

Label: Trisol

Title: Fester MCD

Year: 2012

Label: Trisol

Title: Hell Money

Year: 2012

Label: Trisol

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