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Rome : A Passage to Rhodesia - CD Rome : A Passage to Rhodesia - CD  Ref: 21353 “ 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. 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.

Tracks : 01 Electrocuting an Elephant 02 The Ballad of the red Flame Lily 03 One Fire 04 A Farewell to Europe 05 The Fever Tree 06 Hate us and see of we mind 07 The River Eternal 08 A Country denied 09 Lullaby for Georgie 10 In a Wilderness of Spite 11 Bread and Wine 12 The Past is another Country
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