After the collaboration with DJ/producer I-Sound, To Rococo Rot opened their music up to embrace the use of dub and scratching. It was a valuable experiment proving that they are ahead of the game in the crowded electronica scene. 'Hotel Morgen' sees them go it alone again which means a return to a more minimalist sound. However, it's also considerably warmer than much of their previous work and is blessed with those moments of tangible sadness that the best of the exponents of this kind of music regularly deliver. Those initially disorientating noises which sound like malfunctioning electrical equipment soon become strangely addictive; the melodies holding the key to the heart of the machine. 'Overhead' and 'Koku' contain hints of their German forerfathers Kraftwerk, 'She Tended To Forget' adds piano and harp and the influence of jazz often finds its way into the mix. As electronica albums go, this one is very much a "grower".