DF n°158, Interview with ROME and Review of Aldo Chimenti's DEATH IN JUNE : A l'Ombre des Runes, May 21st, 2012

On April 9th, we went to see Michael Gira perform in Paris. To our great surprise, we met Jérôme Reuter from band ROME in the first row. He had come especially from Luxembourg to attend this unique French show. After the concert, we went outside in the rain and talked about his last trilogy, Die Aesthetik der Herrschaftsfreiheit, the things to come and Jérôme's passion for Michael Gira. A pleasant improvised moment.
During this radio show, we also reviewed the book by Aldo Chimenti, Death in June : à l'ombre des runes. It was an opportunity to listen to a lot of Death in June's songs and to read excerpts from books that have been very influential for Douglas Pearce since Chimenti talks extensively about three authors in his biography of the band : Mishima, Jean Genet and Drieu La Rochelle.

Here's the playlist :

 SWANS, Will we survive
ROME, Rape blossoms, Die Brandstifter, Families of Eden, Der Wolfsmantel, Reversion, A pact of blood, The secret sons of Europe, Das Unbedingte, The Merchant Fleet, Querkraft, Wir götter der Stadt, Nera.
DEATH IN JUNE, Blood Victory, Les cavaliers du crépuscule, Death is the martyr of beauty, Death of the West, She said destroy (piano), Burn again, He's disabled, Last farewell, Little Blue Butterfly, Fields, Only Europa Knows, Heilige..., Kameradschaft (piano), Touch defiles, Doubt to nothing, Passion! Power!! Purge!!!, Bring in the night, Hail! The White Grain (piano), Ride out!, Kapitulation, Lifebooks, Death of a Man, Headhunter, The Mouner's Bench, Sons of Europe, Flieger, A Rose for SD (after she's dead), Cathedral of Tears, We said destroy, Red dog - Black dog.

 Jérôme Reuter (Rome)

 Death in June - mid-80s

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