We Stood Like Kings plays "Away" (2019, Gints Zilbalodis)

We Stood Like Kings plays "Away" (2019, Gints Zilbalodis)
CINEMA RITCS I Antoine Dansaertstraat 70 I 1000 Brussel
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Piano-based instrumental post-rockers We Stood Like Kings from Brussels have been around for over a decade now. They have released four albums and toured Europe extensively, rescoring silent movies and revisiting classical music in a heartfelt attempt at breathing new life into masterworks of other art forms. The albums BERLIN 1927, USSR 1926 and USA 1982 form a vibrant cinematic trilogy of new live scores for silent cult movies, a field in which the band has become a reference on the European scene. After the release of the CLASSICAL RE:WORKS project, on which We Stood Like Kings take a fresh look at classical music from the Baroque to the 20th century, the band goes back to cinema with a new live soundtrack project dedicated to the recent silent 3D animation movie Away by the young Latvian director Gints Zilbalodis. The AWAY 2019 project is the daring meeting between We Stood Like Kings’ music – now refined, textural, then epic and intense: think Pink Floyd, Chopin and Mogwai all mixed-up – and Gints Zilbalodis’ first feature film, an exceptional cinematic effort picturing the journey of a young boy trying to get back home while being followed by a big black monster. On this new album sounding more post-rock than ever, We Stood Like Kings manages to render both the tense and risky atmosphere of the boy’s adventure and the emotional ups-and-downs he goes through on this precarious journey.

“Silent, surreal and entrancing animation.” (The Guardian)
“Away is an exceptional cinematic effort, animated or otherwise, on what it takes to be your own saviour. Deserves to be widely seen.” (Zippy Frames)
“A wondrous, wordless animated work of bright simplicity and subtle sophistication” (Paolo Russo, Cineuropa)
“A beautifully crafted minimalist adventure… instances of pure animated bliss” (Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter)
“We Stood Like Kings have taken post-rock to a level we didn’t know existed.” (Rotation 11)
“One of the most unique instrumental acts around the globe.” (Post-Rock Essentials)
“Consuming, tumultuous, visceral and inspiring.” (Echoes and Dust)

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