This album contains the story of an idea told by voices far apart: four composers have been invited to re/write songs selected as potential archetypes of contemporary music, each of them invited other musicians and all the materials produced for each track has been harmonized and tuned, each by a producer.
PRE has been an organization for festivals and a concept label active between 2003 and 2012, whose aim was to explore the influence of Romanticism on music vanguards. By studying the cultural (continuous) revolution that saved the soul of the western world, by searching its footprints in the subcultures surrounding us, PRE has been able to propose a synthetic and open definition of Romanticism: here and now everything is romantic, even what pretends not to be so.
A dream (that many more dreams contains) embedded in a record.
Roger O'Donnell, Julia Kent, Maja Elliot, Gitane Demone, John Contreras, Pueri Cantores Regina Nivis choir, Matt Howden, Peter Hook, Nat Wason, David Tibet, Annabella Lwin, Dave Barbarossa, Vin Cassidy and Larry Cassidy, Massimo Pupillo, Andrew Liles, Baby Dee, Little Annie Bandez, Matt Sweeney, Matthew Robinson, Skip Shirley, Sarah Alden, Robbie Lee, Sarah Nowicki, Andrew W.K.
We look before and after, and pine for what is not: our sincerest laughter with some pain is fraught;
our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought. Yet, if we could scorn hate and pride
and fear, if we were things born not to shed a tear, I know not how thy joy we ever should come
near. better than all measures of delightful sound, better than all treasures that in books
are found, thy skill to poet were, thou scorner of the ground! Teach me half the gladness
that thy brain must know; such harmonious madness from my lips would flow, the world
should listen then, as I am listening now.
This is the final manifestation of the Post Romantic Empire,
which has been our own world, which has been our spontaneous growth.
The Post Romantic Empire Album consists in 1001 copies of a double lp and a 7".
Sales will start on June 25th
This album will not be printed ever again.