The Post Romantic Empire Album

Andrew Liles

The Post Romantic Empire Album

Year: 2013
Label: Our Sweetest Songs (OSS001)
Format: Double L.P. + White Vinyl 7"

LP1

SIDE ONE
THE STORY OF SHEHERAZADE OR/OU LE TRIOMPHE DE L'AMOUR SUR LA HAINE ~ In Three Movements
Composed and produced by Roger O'Donnell

SIDE TWO
THE HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN
Composed by Baby Dee

LP 2

SIDE ONE
LOVE WILL TEAR US APART
Re-arranged by Matt Howden.
Produced and mixed by Andrew Liles

SIDE TWO
LOVE WILL TEAR US APART ~ Elegy Version
Re-arranged by Matt Howden.
Produced and mixed by Andrew Liles

7"
SIDE ONE
DREAMS NEVER END
Re-arranged by Maja Elliot
Produced by Matteo Spinazzè

SIDE TWO
ANNARELLA
Re-arranged by Maja Elliot

Limited edition of 1001 copies. Double LP, with embossed cover and two inserts. 7″, on white vinyl, with embossed hand-made cover and two inserts.

LOVE WILL TEAR US APART & LOVE WILL TEAR US APART ~ Elegy Version
(Mixed, Edited and Produced by Andrew Liles)

ARTISTS:

THE POST ROMANTIC EMPIRE ENSEMBLE:

Roger O’Donnell (The Cure), Julia Kent (Antony and the Johnsons), Maja Elliot (ex Current 93), Gitane Demone (ex Christian Death), John Contreras (ex Current 93), Pueri Cantores Regina Nivis choir, Matt Howden (Sieben), Peter Hook (Joy Division & New Order), Nat Watson (New Order, The Light), David Tibet (Current 93), Annabella Lwin (Bow Wow Wow), Dave Barbarossa (ex Bow Wow Wow), Vin Cassidy and Larry Cassidy (Section 25), Massimo Pupillo (ZU), Andrew Liles, Baby Dee (Current 93), Little Annie Bandez (ex Crass), Matt Sweeney (ex Johnny Cash, Neil Diamond and others), Andrew W K, Skip Shirley, Sarah Alden, Robbie Lee, Sarah Nowicki, Matthew Robinson.

THE POST ROMANTIC EMPIRE ALBUM is a concept album in which each and every song revolves around a single theme, sketching a story.

The story of an idea told by voices far apart: four composers (ROGER O’DONNELL of The Cure, BABY DEE, MATT HOWDEN aka Sieben, and MAJA ELLIOTT of Current 93) 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 (ROGER O’DONNELL, ANDREW W K, ANDREW LILES and MATTEO SPINAZZE’).

Making THE POST ROMANTIC EMPIRE ALBUM became a meeting point, a shared liminal space, for 26 artists (and a children’s choir) spread all over the world, each with it’s own, different, specific rhythm and working method. Coordinating each activity with a starting common vision.

Read more about the album HERE.