We Stood Like Kings: 'USA 1982'
American cult movie with live post-rock music
Neoclassical post-rockers We Stood Like Kings saw the light of day in 2011. Half a decade and 150 shows all over Europe later, this 4-piece piano-based band hailing from Brussels has become a reference act in live soundtracks to silent cinema.
USA 1982, the band’s most ambitious soundtrack project to date, is dedicated to Godfrey
Reggio’s cult movie Koyaanisqatsi.
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 one – USA
1982 – that seems to be running headlong towards its own destruction.
Lovers of instrumental rock and silent cinema, beware!