To rococo rot the amateur view

Duration: 15min 50sec Views: 599 Submitted: 10.12.2020
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Driven by a supremely mellow appreciation for the interplay of bass and drums, topped off with some almost indescribably lovely sampler melodies, The Amateur View grows outwards from an ever-shifting core, with compelling grooves emerging from a wash of keyboards and melodic texture which pulls off the difficult trick of sounding both marvellous and unforced, as if it had grown of its own accord. What is striking about both The Amateur view and To Rococo Rot as a band is the variety of unworldly sounds which they have successfully isolated, and then redeployed into utterly unique formats. Listening to them is quite an alienating experience on occasions — which is good, because that seems like it should be the ideal function of music, to enfold in a sense of wonder and unfamiliar textures. You can use these HTML tags. Name required. Email will not be published required.

To Rococo Rot

To Rococo Rot - The Amateur View - Music

To Rococo Rot were an influential Berlin -based trio who combined electronic and analog elements to create instrumental post-rock and electronic music. The band's name is a palindrome , as it can be spelled the same both forwards and backwards. To Rococo Rot formed in and were active until , releasing eight major albums and numerous collaborations, remixes, singles and EPs. They were known for their minimalist, musically engaging live show, and gave their final performance on December 17, via a live-streamed Boiler Room "In Stereo" session. While involved in the Cabaret Voltaire -inspired experimental outfit Ornament and Verbrechen, the Lippok brothers connected with then- Kreidler bassist Stefan Schneider to make a one-off record project intended to accompany a gallery exhibition.

The Amateur View

Although their "Cars" isn't a cover of that "Cars," it manages to be every bit as catchy, turning a semaphore beep, a sing-song xylophone figure, and a watery six-note bass line into an unlikely pop confection. On the rest of the German trio's third album, they stick to what they usually stick to: a lulling update of the pastoral instrumentals created 25 years ago by their fellow countrymen Cluster. The result is an attempt to recreate the random beauty of nature in the realm of the unnatural. The 11 tracks on The Amateur View sound less composed than stumbled upon within the depths of the band's machines. It's as if To Rococo Rot, microphones and tape recorders in hand, simply happened upon the digital equivalent of birdcalls, burbling streams, and rustling leaves, then delivered to your stereo system the Y2K version of an Environments record.
Though the occasional angular guitar repetition is a clear nod to the influence of Tortoise , the trio construct tracks with reams of vintage electronics and a few acoustic instruments, assembling complex songs on a production line of sorts with a variety of simplistic parts. Highlights "Telema" the single and "A Little Asphalt Here and There" are bursting tone-capsules of warm laidback electro-funk, far less focused on the angular abstractions of previous TRR material. Although it's still leagues away from the electronic dance mainstream or even the electronic listening mainstream , The Amateur View offers an intriguing glimpse at the future of home techno.