To Rococo Rot
To Rococo Rots records on City Slang, 'veiculo' (1997), 'the amateur view' (1999) and 'music is a hungry ghost' (2001) have been out of print for a long time. They will see a reissue as a remastered 3 CD boxset named 'rocket road' that comes with extensive linernotes, more than twenty bonus tracks including the two remixes by Four Tet and Daniel Miller as well as an exclusive Mira Calix rework of from dream to dusk. Each album will also be available on vinyl again as 180g pressing, with the original tracklisting and a CD of the album plus bonus tracks.
"Kraftwerk with guitars or Trans Am without the schmaltz, To Rococo Rot provide a nice fusion of indie-rock instrumentalism and the more minimal end of armchair techno occupied by Autechre and Freeform. The group manage a near-perfect balance of elements, here, coming off neither retro nor pretentious, reserving the occasionally embarrassing artiness of a Stereolab or Tortoise for the subtlety with which they play electronic and acoustical textures off one another." Allmusic.com on Veiculo.
"Over the course of 11 tracks, you'll be led through another green world and into a sea of such remarkable tranquillity, you'd think you were on a moon base. The music's underwater, oceanic attributes are perfect for a day in the tub, lounging in your temperature-controlled environment, dreaming of a swim in a rural Minnesotan lake. It shall whisk me away. It shall whisk me... Yes…" 9.3 points - Ryan Schreiber, founder and CEO of Pitchfork on The Amateur View.
180g pressing, with the original tracklisting and a CD of the album plus bonus tracks.
"We truly can't imagine anyone failing to be moved by this sublime piece of music....electrified subtle percussion, semi-acoustic guitars providing the engrossing bassline, midnight violins and all manner of subtle sonic manipulations taking place somewhere in the distance. There are too many highlights to this magical album and, we think, we are only just starting to get a grip on proceedings amongst the 15 tracks on offer. Sublime" - Boomkat on 'Music is a Hungry Ghost'