Robert Lippok: Open Close Open 12″ EP (Raster-Noton, 2001/reissue raum, 2016)August 26, 2016 at 9:01 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment
To Rococo Rot’s Robert Lippok originally released this CD EP on Raster-Noton in 2001, and now flau sub-label raum is giving it a long-awaited vinyl issue with a bonus track. In some ways, it sounds similar to what you’d expect an early ’00s clicks’n’cuts release to sound like; at times it seems to be suspended in mid-air while little bubbles and micro-dots form in place of typical percussion. “Close”, however, sounds like a lost Fenn O’Berg session, with cinematic strings surrounded by fluttering, chirping glitches. The bonus track exquisitely surrounds pianos with decaying waves of static, ending with what sounds like people playing at a beach. A nice hidden gem, good choice for a rediscovery.