After two successful albums, 'Nera' and 'Confessions d'un voleur d'Ames', Rome
blessed us with its 12-track-knock-out 'Masse Mensch Material' - which holds more than one musical surprise! Rome
s particular brand of post-industrial folk, combined with new-wave song-writing and neo-classical arrangements, takes on a new and poppy twist. But these outstanding songs have way too much depth to be dismissed as mere pop music. This third album is of a more subtle darkness and one of Rome
s best work to date. A work of art of extreme sincerity, 'Masse Mensch Material' revolves around the themes of love, faith and endurance.
Rome has created a fascinating world of contradictions which each song lays out with clarity and with all the cruelty and kindness intact. Within a very short period of time and at a terrifying pace, workaholic mastermind Jerome Reuter has carved his own path and created and established a dominion of his own, with its own codes and values. Through its bitter sweet melodies of exquisite sadness and rebellion, its haunting lyrics, mesmerizing vocals and recordings of unmatched production and sound, Rome has become the new face of dark romanticism.
Jerome's voice echoes pride and death of a time and place long forgotten. A voice which becomes the axis that breaks one's consciousness into some kind of tender submission. Let yourself be buried in the shade of this masterpiece, in the beauty of desperation! Come out under the stars! Rome is the light!
The first edition of this album has long been sold-out since its release in 2008. Trisol is both honoured and proud to finally make this release available again to you. Due to Jerome's constant changes of address during the CMI-years some original artwork files have been lost to time. However, the artwork has been restored or partially re-invented and even enhanced with a booklet containing all lyrics and additional photographs.