After a highly praised mini-CD, 'Berlin', the interest for this martial pop act has been immense. And Rome
was founded in 2005 as a main output for the songs of JeRome Reuter
, Luxembourg. Long time since a debut album was so eagerly awaited as by Rome
, and 'Nera', which is the title of this brilliant piece, is 'black' indeed.
The atmosphere weighs heavy on the soul - a burden of flowers. However, Rome
manages to include warmth and affection in its cold world of steel. The main characters in this language of lurking are defeated men - not unschooled by pain - in seedy places. Rome
songs are full of citations, abstractions and ideals. The marching and counter-marching of doubtful armies luring our love away, with licit grace, icy and bitter irony.
The first edition of this debut album has long been sold-out since its release in 2006. 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.