Boomkat Product Review:
Everything this man touches turns to gold. A founding member of the mighty To Rococo Rot (new album due imminently for Domino) and an acclaimed solo performer in his own right, “Falling into Komeit” is Lippok’s first solo release since his astonishing “Open, Close, Open” album for the Raster Noton label a couple of years back. The criminally overlooked band Komeit have released two effervescent acoustic pop album’s for Monika Enterprises (home of Barbara Morgenstern) that somehow managed to deliver a scandinavian airiness to a well-trodden formula of guitars and beautifully harmonised broken vocals. The last of these albums “Falling into Place” charmed everyone who listened to it and persuaded one listener in particular, Mr Lippok, to remix every track from start to finish to deliver what has unexpectedly turned out to be a delicate homespun masterpiece. Lippok has been very careful not to destroy or boldly paint over the distinctive structure of the songs but to keep their character and to create something new that carries along his idea of music in general and Komëit’s music in particular. Every track explores different territory, focusing on his love of electronics, microscopic twitches of sound, driving rhythms and even acid throwbacks. Hard to imagine many other operators out there managing to deliver something that works so beautifully in its entirety, but then Lippok has always been one of those producers who just knows exactly what buttons to press. Awesome.