We’re only a few days away from the release of Instrument, the brand new album from Berlin based trio To Rococo Rot. The album will see the light of day on July 21st via City Slang.
Founded in the 90’s by brothers Robert and Ronald Lippok and Stefan Schneide, and with eight albums under their belt, To Rococo Rot are adding vocals to an album for the first time. “I don’t know how it came but it came quite naturally. A lot of our music people say is longing for vocals,” said Robert Lippok. “We never felt like that but when we were in the rehearsal room and played the stuff we could hear these voices. Maybe because there were about 40 old pianos and when we played, all the strings of the pianos resonated. That made us feel that there should be a new and another element in this music. There was no discussion about it”. And also very naturally for them, To Rococo Rot recruited No Wave pioneer Arto Lindsay, who was himself a fan of the band. “He was totally into the idea from the first second on,” said Lippok “I really like the combination of the way he plays the guitar and the beauty of his voice. It’s magic how these two worlds come together”.
Lindsay guests on three tracks, ‘Many Descriptions’, ‘Classify’ and ‘The Longest Escalator in the World’. To Rococo Rot have premiered a befittingly beautiful video for the track ‘Classify’, made by Orson Sieverding & Pola Sieverding. Watch it below.
Coinciding with the release of Instrument, To Rococo Rot are playing a show on July 21st in London at Cafe Oto.