Label: Sub Pop
Catalog #: 70517
In a way, this marks To Rococo Rot’s second appearance on the Sub Pop Count-Up having arranged some tracks on Saint Etienne’s Sound of Water (#SP509) and allowing them to record in their personal studio, Amber Sound, in Berlin, Germany. Formed by siblings Robert Lippok and Ronald Lippok in 1995 with then-Kreidler bassist Stefan Schneider, To Rococo Rot obviously find influence in their hometown genre of Krautrock, but, sound somehow, less cold and robotic. Sadly, the group disbanded in 2014. Robert Lippock graciously spoke of the break-up to Boiler Room: "We never want our reason to make music to be the economic situation: we never did that through all the years, and now of course we could have played the festivals and made remixes for people, but making money shouldn’t be the reason to be together if we didn’t all feel as we should about the music.” This was #25 in volume 2 of the Sub Pop Singles Club, limited edition 1300 copies pressed on purple marbled vinyl in an op-art embossed sleeve.
-Janice Headley, courtesy of KEXP