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Rome : The Hyperion Machine - CD Rome : The Hyperion Machine - CD  Ref: 21770 Good stories always have a bit of prehistory. Good albums too, because they tell a good story. That's why, every now and again in our standardized music world, an album appears whose history began even before the very first note arose. That is definitely true in the case of the new album by Luxembourgian project ROME.

Even the title, ‘The Hyperion Machine', releases a whole gamut of associations. This chain stretches from Greek antiquity via the poet Friedrich Hölderlin, dramatist Heiner Müller and right up to Einstürzende Neubauten. That's quite a curve! And then a bell strikes. The music begins to run its course. What begins here is more than just the regular statement from some musician; irrespective of genre. It's something holistic, which between eternity and the blink of an eye, between whispering and screaming, reveals its diverse facets with each passing second. The subtle power with which Reuter tells us his stories overrides all epochs and categories. There is nothing that isn't permitted in this music: Rock, jazz, classical and spoken word elements come together to tell a story in 3D, which does not only build up in front of your ears, but integrates the listener. The literary and philosophical subjects are just as diverse as the musical influences. The album features songs in the vein of ROME's trademark blends of Dark Folk (‘ The Secret Germany' , ‘ Celine in Jerusalem' ) and Post Industrial Wave (‘ Transference', ‘Skirmishes for Diotima' ). Moreover, Scandinavian fans will be delighted to find that the album also features a duet (‘ Stillwell ' ) with legendary Swedish singer and friend Thåström. In many ways, ‘The Hyperion Machine' is a completely normal music album, and yet it is so much more than that. A cornucopia of concrete and notional interpretations forms a great, sensual commentary on the origins of the present, over and above the here and now.

Tracks :

01 The Hyperion Machine 02 Celine in Jerusalem 03 Transference 04 The Alabanda Breviary 05 Stillwell (feat. Thåström) 06 Cities of Asylum 07 Skirmishes for Diotima 08 Adamas 09 The Secret Germany (for Paul Celan) 10 Die Mörder Mühsams 11 FanFanFan (Bonus Track)
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