ROME - Die Aesthetik der Herrschaftsfreiheit (Part 1)
PART 1 OF THE TRILOGY "DIE AESTHETIK DER HERRSCHAFTSFREIHEIT". The aesthetic dimension of this first volume is that of immediacy. This is made plain by the choice of the recording techniques used (throughout the entire production, Jerome Reuter used only analogue equipment) and the raw and unrelenting sound.
It sings the praises of the birth of a revolt, born out of a fascination with action and resistance in itself. It is the pride in self-determination, of resistance, because to resist means giving destiny a form (Camus). However, ROME does not present art which only devotes itself to efficiency: the music remains too experimental, too difficult to decode for that to be the case. “Free man, you will always love the sea” (Baudelaire): as is so often the case with ROME, the poetry of the sea (‘The Merchant Fleet’) crops up again here and there. The liberation and/or libertarian movement was never a coherent movement, because it never wanted to be a matter of demands, but of life (Landauer). Its nature is manifold and contradictory. Its essence is of freedom, therefore it can never be uniform. This finds musical expression on AUFBRUCH in the multifaceted, stylistically-differing arrangements: from haunting sequences reminiscent of audio books, to plaintive ballads and experimental industrial collages – everything is represented here.
ASP • BLACK HEAVEN • CHAMBER • CHARLIE CLOUSER • CINEMA STRANGE • CLAN OF XYMOX • DBS • DIE FORM • DOPE STARS INC. • EMILIE AUTUMN • EXT!ZE • GARDEN OF DELIGHT • THE GIRL & THE ROBOT • :GOLGATHA: • JANUS • KIRLIAN CAMERA • L´AME IMMORTELLE • LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT • LORE • MALICE MIZER • MERGEL KRATZER • MANTUS • MOI DIX MOIS • MÜLLÉR OF DEATH! • NACHTMAHR • OSTARA • PERFIDIOUS WORDS • PERSEPHONE • PILORI • PROJECT PITCHFORK • PUNTO OMEGA • ROME • ROSA CRVX • ROTERSAND • SAMSAS TRAUM • SANTA HATES YOU • SCHWARZER ENGEL • SPECTRA PARIS • SIEBEN • SPIRITUAL FRONT • THE CANDY SPOOKY THEATER • THE DEADFLY ENSEMBLE • TYING TIFFANY • WOLFENMOND • XPQ-21 • ZEROMANCER