Boomkat Product Review:
To Rococo Rot fellow Robert Lippok’s 2001 Raster Noton CD is here it’s expanded 2016 12” version packing extra material for Japan’s Flau/Raum, revolving the blissed out-out, Mahler sampling ‘Close’ alongside some high grade forays into millennium-era minimalist glitch in the pensile design of ‘Open’ and the open-window atmospheres of the bonus ‘+’
“Robert Lippok is one of the most influential artists of the last 25 years on the Berlin scene. He is a founding member of the mythical To Rococo Rot, one of the most beloved projects by experimental music aficionados of all times that have successfully managed to break the boundaries between post-rock and electronic music.
Open Close Open, the title of Robert Lippok's release, can obviously be seen in the context of daily maxims: instructions you can find on packagings, household appliances, stereo systems and other operating instructions. Nevertheless, Open Close Open also stands in connection with making things like space and perception accessible to yourself - and therefore with the opening of a fictitious memory. On this release, analogue field recordings, digital remains and cultural fragments are condensed into an acoustic space. The call of crows and door slamming noises meet looped sound pieces from a minidisc recorder and samples from a Mahler symphony.”