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The Brussels-based post-rock band We Stood Like Kings announces the release of a new film music project entitled USA 1982, intended as an alternative soundtrack for the American cult movie Koyaanisqatsi directed by Godfrey Reggio.

After BERLIN 1927 and USSR 1926, this third opus USA 1982 – the band’s most ambitious project to this day, a musical reinterpretation of a movie famous for its original score by Philip Glass – embodies the musical maturity of the band which since 2012 has devoted itself to the accompaniment of masterworks of silent cinema.

In 2017, despite celebrating its 35th birthday, Koyaanisqatsi remains profoundly modern. The relationship between humanity, nature and technology illustrated by Godfrey Reggio, Ron Fricke and co. in the movie finds itself at the heart of the challenges of today’s society.

At the crossroads between Chopin, Pink Floyd and Explosions In The Sky, We Stood Like Kings play instrumental progressive rock tinted with neon classical influences thanks to the central presence of the piano.

USA 1982 will be released on Friday, September 22, 2017 on CD, LP and digital via German label Kapitän Platte.

Watch a trailer here: https://vimeo.com/223280934
First music online here: https://wslk.bandcamp.com/album/usa-1982

TOUR DATES:

07/08/17 Pellerhaus NÜRNBERG Germany
08/08/17 Film Festival VADUZ Liechtenstein
09/08/17  Open Air BRAUNBERG Austria
10/08/17  Moviemento LINZ Austria
11/08/17 Programmkino WELS Austria
12/08/17 Stadtkino GREIN Austria
02/09/17 Platzhirsch Festival DUISBURG Germany
19/09/17 Filmhuis MECHELEN Belgium
20/09/17 CC Muze HEUSDEN-ZOLDER Belgium
21/09/17 Willem Twee 'S HERTOGENBOSCH Netherlands (with Spoiwo)
22/09/17 Offkino BIELEFELD Germany
23/09/17 Die Pumpe* KIEL Germany *USSR 1926
24/09/17 Eiszeit BERLIN Germany
26/09/17 Cinemateket COPENHAGEN Denmark
29/09/17 1000fryd AALBORG Denmark  (with Dans og lær)
30/09/17 Nicolai Biograf KOLDING Denmark
01/10/17 Koki LÜBECK Germany
02/10/17 Cine-K OLDENBURG Germany
04/10/17 BOZAR BRUSSELS Belgium
06/10/17 Cinema ZED LEUVEN Belgium
16/10/17 Cinematte BERN Switzerland
17/10/17 CERN GENÈVE Switzerland
18/10/17 Spielboden DORNBIRN Austria
19/10/17 Slow Club FREIBURG Germany
20/10/17 Ciné Sura ECHTERNACH Luxemburg
23/10/17 Buda KORTRIJK Belgium
26/10/17 De Klinker AARSCHOT Belgium
18/11/17 Music Lab BRNO Czech Republic
19/11/17 p.m.k. INNSBRUCK Austria
20/11/17 Fuga BRATISLAVA Slovakia
21/11/17 Dürer Kert BUDAPEST Hungary
22/11/17 Kinoteka LJUBLJANA Slovenia
23/11/17 Filmstudio VILLACH Austria
24/11/17 Kuhstall SCHWABBRUCK Germany
25/11/17 UT Connewitz LEIPZIG Germany
27/11/17 Trauma im G-Werk MARBURG Germany
28/11/17 B-Movie HAMBURG Germany
29/11/17 Mokry HAMBURG Germany
13/12/17 Les Chiroux LIÈGE Belgium
14/12/17 Le Foyer HABAY-LA-VIEILLE Belgium
23/01/18 Café Glocksee HANNOVER Germany
26/01/18 Orfeos Erben FRANKFURT Germany
27/01/18 Black Box DÜSSELDORF Germany

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