Boomkat Product Review:
*Excellent new single from To Rococo Rot, featuring remixes from Shackleton and Traversable Wormhole* Heralding a forthcoming To Rococo Rot album on the horizon, the group offer the African-tinged 'Forwardness' backed with remixes from Shackleton and Traversable Wormhole. We find the band in fresh and supple form, with the brothers Lippok accompanied by Stefan Schneider and the legendary Jochen Irmler to construct a delicately nuanced but directly simple track in their timeless fashion. In the hands of Traversable Wormhole however, this becomes a kinetic Brooklyn/Berlin thrust, keeping the trickling Afro-melodic lead but adding layers of industrialized percussion warped around menacingly minimal piano keys. Meanwhile Shackleton is offered the task of remixing 'Fridays'. He gives a killer bass-sunken version, featuring claustrophobic subs to provide a dark counterpoint to breezy chords and fractured organ stabs while bare bones percussion carves the swing out of clean open space. His arrangements are refined beyond the dancefloor to the same class he occupied with his excellent Harmonia refit recently. Strictly limited copies!