To Rococo Rot

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To Rococo Rot
Origin Berlin, Germany
Genres IDM
Experimental techno
Years active 1995 – present
Labels Kitty-Yo
City Slang
Domino Records
Associated acts Tarwater
Members Robert Lippok
Ronald Lippok
Stefan Schneider

To Rococo Rot is a Berlin-based trio who combine electronic and acoustic elements to create instrumental post-rock and electronic music. The group is composed of bass guitarist Stefan Schneider (ex-member of Düsseldorf-based group, Kreidler) and brothers Robert (guitar, electronics) and Ronald Lippok (drums, effects). Ronald Lippok has also gained praise for his work in Tarwater. The band's name is a palindrome, as it can be spelled the same both forwards and backwards.

The group's first album, To Rococo Rot, was released in 1996 in the form of an untitled picture disc. It was subsequently reissued on CD by Kitty Yo. The more widely distributed Veiculo, released by the UK independent label City Slang, appeared the following year. In 1997, the group recorded an album's worth of material with the producer David Moufang. Following a move to Mute Records, the band released The Amateur View in 1999 and Music Is a Hungry Ghost in 2001, followed by the critically acclaimed Hotel Morgen in 2004. Speculation was released in March 2010, and their latest full-length album, Instrument, was released in July 2014.



Title Release date Notes Label
To Rococo Rot January 12, 1996 Kitty-Yo
Veiculo February 20, 1997 City Slang Records
The Amateur View April 26, 1999 City Slang Records
Music is a Hungry Ghost April 30, 2001 Collaboration with I-Sound City Slang Records
Kölner Brett November 26, 2001 Staubgold
Hotel Morgen April 19, 2004 Domino Records
Taken From Vinyl November 27, 2006 Enhanced CD with 12 previously vinyl-only tracks and a video for 'Telema' Staubgold
ABC One Two Three October 21, 2007 Music resulting from a commission related to the 50th anniversary of the Helvetica typeface. Domino Records
Speculation March 8, 2010 Domino Records
Instrument April 2014 featuring Arto Lindsay City Slang Records


Title Release date Notes Label
Paris 25 February 10, 1998 City Slang Records
TRRD July 1998 With D Soul Static Sound
Pantone October 15, 2001 With I-Sound City Slang Records


Title Release date Album Label
"She Understands the Dynamics" April 27, 1998 Fat Cat Records
"Telema" March 29, 1999 From The Amateur View City Slang Records
"Cars" September 20, 1999 From The Amateur View City Slang Records
"Jacky" April 18, 2000 Sub Pop Records
"Cosimo" June 21, 2004 From Hotel Morgen Domino Records

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