Boomkat Product Review:
Welcome to the world of Roman. A natural choice of act for Karaoke Kalk, known for their magical releases from Donna Regina and Wechsel Garland, to explore the setting of songs still further. Roman sings like Scott Walker hitting Jacques Brel on 'Grow An Idiot', or with the phrasing and impassioned nature of Bjork's ebb‚s and flows on 'Friday Exorcism'. There's a starkness and honesty to the delivery which could recall perhaps Soft Cell without the camp, or the most tender moments of Michael Gira at his most direct and naked. A collection of eighties-slanted, heavily emotional songs then, backed by a crisp production, sumptuous even, an acoustic electronica backing, embellished with strings, deep rhodes, sax and backing vocals. A future, imprint then for the singer songwriter, newly imbued with an electronic balladry, perfect for the world weary and weak of heart. Strangely compelling. Roman's lyrics tell stories - beautiful, short, long, strange, funny and sometimes a little sad, and with his music he brings them to life for all of us.