The Amateur View
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Vinyl reissue of 1997 album with cd version featuring bonus tracks. 'The Amateur View' opened a new chapter in the To Rococo Rot experience. It features input from textural nyc turntablist I-sound (on the glitch-funk gem 'a little asphalt here and there') and SoulStaticSound label majordomo Darryl Moore (on 'this sandy piece'). This is easily to rococo rot 's most experimental venture. But the group's second proper album also proves to be its most accessible offering. Winsome songcraft and unforgettable melodies mark such tracks as 'telema,' 'cars,' 'die dinge des lebens,' and 'greenwich,' as the gentle electro-funk currents of 'she loves animals' and 'I am in the world with you' pull the listener into the disc's bobbing, bubbly grooves. The amateur view is not merely to rococo rot's masterpiece but a watershed work, certain to entice many newcomers into the electronica fold.