There's been quite a lot of 'Sonic cathedral of sound' type critical acclaim for 'Speculation', the eighth album from Berlin tri o To Rococo Rot. Some of it must surely be due to the irony of Germans doing krautrock - as opposed to the minimalist techno which the Kompakt label has become renowned for - but the idea that somehow it's a perfect hybrid of The Man Machine and Tortoise's Standards is quite simply wrong I'm afraid.
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