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Music Is a Hungry Ghost

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To Rococo Rot may not be the only band melding aesthetics both organic and digital these days - it seems that everyone from Luke Vibert to BT has gone the route of musical cyborg genetics. But the German brothers Lippok, alongside Kriedler bassist Stefan Schneider and New York native producer I-Sound (aka Craig Williamson), have the science down to an art.

Music is a Hungry Ghost, the Berliners' fourth album to date, manages to fuse the two in a sublime manner that avoids the pratfall of kitschy overstatement. Weaving a spell around the listener, digital washes of sound pulse in (and out of) time with Schneider's bass licks and guest violinist Alexander Balanescu's eerie bowing. Although To Rococo Rot takes obvious cues from labelmates Pan Sonic and foundational "glitch" artist Oval (hiccuping CD skips and gurgles sweep through "A Number of Things") the human warmth they bring to a song (for those of us who remember when a song wasn't just a DJ-spun "track") elevates them to the hypnotic levels initially elevated by fellow Kraut rockers Can and Neu!. "From Dream to Daylight," a track on which Balanescu shines, and the most obvious nod to the sounds of Chicago's current post-rock scene, fiddles with an ambient bongo groove, paddling in a transcendental groove to rest atop coy whispers of violin and subtle percussive licks. Even those who tend to shy away from the abstract will find that most songs here eventually congeal into something coherent to groove to.

Adrienne Day -- From URB Magazine

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. A Number of Things
  2. For A Moment
  3. How We Never Went To Bed
  4. First
  5. From Dream To Daylight
  6. Your Secrets, A Few Words
  7. Along The Route
  8. Overhead
  9. Kotu
  10. Pantone
  11. Mazda In The Mist
  12. She Tended To Forget
  13. The Trance Of Travel

Product details

  • Audio CD (May 8, 2001)
  • Original Release Date: 2001
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Mute U.S.
  • ASIN: B00005CCC6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #510,411 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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