13th September 2019
Neo-classical post rockers We Stood Like Kings bring a new live soundtrack to the American cult movie KOYAANISQATSI, directed by Godfrey Reggio and released in 1982. It explores the relationship between man, nature and technology.
This 4-piece piano-based band hailing from Brussels has become a reference act in live soundtracks to silent cinema. Three projects have shaped We Stood Like Kings’ story so far. Together, these form a vibrant trilogy portraying two empires already lost – BERLIN 1927, USSR 1926 – and a third – USA 1982 – that seems to be running headlong towards its own destruction.
We Stood Like Kings will do anything to challenge the expected and successfully mix modern instrumental rock music with the treasures of yesterday’s cinema.
“We Stood Like Kings have taken post-rock to a level we didn’t know existed.”
– Rotation 11
“Masterpiece, incredible, consuming, tumultuous, visceral, and inspiring. How We Stood Like Kings were able to produce such an extraordinary opus is beyond me.”
– Echoes And Dust
“We Stood Like Kings thrives to become one of the most unique instrumental acts around the globe. Their relentless use of the piano as a leading instrument is a bold achievement in the scene.”
– Post-Rock Essentials
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