Boomkat Product Review:
To Rococo Rot helmsman Robert Lippok comes good (again) with an engrossing solo album on Raster-Noton, based on a live performance he gave at Villa Massimo in September of last year. The ricocheting marimba tech-noir of 'inphase' sounds like Steve Reich jamming with Monoton, while 'sugarcubes' connects the digital minimalism of R-N with the plangent post-rock moves of Lippok's 90s work, while 'nycycle' and 'whitesuperstructure' offer the warmth of vintage deep house through a sound design of chilly, spotless futurity. The skill and humanity that Lippok puts into his digital synthesis means that even the more conventionally droning, ambient pieces feel fresh and of-the-moment; the long, beautiful closing piece, 'daylightastronomy', is brought to life by the Beatrice Martini's harp contributions. For fans of timelessly emotive but technically advanced electronics, this album is hugely recommended.