Romerium is the stage name of René Montfoort.
In my childhood I was always interested in mystical and romantic
So I loved every pop song with emotional synthesizer soundscapes in it.
It all started with the Beatles, Cliff Richard, the Hollies, the Byrds,
Sandy Coast, etc.
followed later by Kate Bush, Chicago, Pink Floyd, America, Simon and
Garfunkel, and more.
In the 80s, electronic music was added, for example from Tangerine
Dream, Klaus Schulze, Peru, etc.
Over the years my stereo set also became more and more professional and
I gradually became an audiophile.
In the 90s, through my work, I came in contact with some friends who
played vocals and guitar.
They used a boss drum module and played a style like The Cure.
This gothic group called "Movement" impressed me so much that I decided
to become active in making music myself.
And once I heard the fantastic sounds coming from the Yamaha SY99, I
immediately fell in love with this synth.
So I bought this synthesizer and took piano lessons.
That was not easy because of the irregular shifts I had at work.
After playing a few boxes of floppies with my musical creations, I
switched to the PC.
Then started with cakewalk 3.0 (with that terrible pink color).
This was a relief, given that editing note by note in the SY was a
Over the years I expanded my PC setup, with many VSTIs from HG Fortune
and Rob Papen.
The PC also evolved into a studio PC with studio monitors and I taught
myself how to mix and master my work.
My music varies from ambient/new age via minimal / drone to berliner
shule / space, and even chill / funky.
In some productions I use excerpts from journalism (album: Die Berliner
Mauer) or, for example, NASA communication (album: Apollo).
Every new album has a different style of music, simply the style that I
like at the time.
In recent years I have also been making albums in collaboration with
other artists, such as Martin Neuhold and recently with Thanasis
Fantasy, imagery and emotion are the components that run through my
music like a red thread.
They are a kind of musical paintings of environments, situations,
landscapes, architecture and human emotions, translated into my
My music is therefore not a carrier of a message or message, but it
expresses the emotion itself.
Although this is a hobby of mine, it is the most beautiful hobby I have
ever practiced in my life.
And I hope to be able to continue with it for a long time.