Boomkat Product Review:
"it's an unqualified success..minimal,tactile..like lonely broadcasts from the edge of town". David Keenan: Wire 10/01. Following the recent full-length collaboration between To Rococo Rot and I-Sound, Berlin’s finest return with this gloriously understated album of pure and refined electronic compositions. A concept album in the loosest sense of the word, Kolner Brett is the name of a Cologne housing project that combines living and working spaces for which To Rococo were asked to supply a "musical translation". Each of the 12 tracks on offer corresponds to the 12 space modules contained within the buildings. But make no mistake, this isn’t an academic release, the glory of tracks like the 5th installment here bring to mind To Rococo Rot at their finest, with Veiculo-era 3-way pieces, the electronic pulses of Robert, the refined and modulated rhythms of Ronald and the subtle bass reverberations of Stephan – all pieced together to create a soothing and remarkably fresh sub-acoustic wall of calm. The classically-based underlay of many of the tracks also recollects Robert Lippok’s astonishing Open, Close Open release for Raster Noton.