Robert Rotifer Holding Hands In Petropolis Vinyl LP 2023
1. He's Not Ill
2. That Was The Time
3. Those Dreams Again
4. Chewing On The Bones Of The Sacred Cow
5. Red, Yellow, Orange & Green
6. Change Is In The Air
7. Man In Sandwich Board
8. Slipped In The Rain
In February 1942, having fled persecution but lost all hope in the world, the Jewish Austrian writerStefan Zweig and his second wife Lotte took their own lives in the Brazilian city Petropolis. There is a photo of both of them in bed, dead but still holding hands, that has haunted Robert Rotifer for a long time.
This is Robert Rotifer's 11th record and his first new music since 2019. Having since worked with Helen McCookery book, Louis Philippe & The Night Mail, AndreHeller, Fay Hallam, Swansea Sound and more alongside his day job as a journalist and broadcaster, in the summer of 2022 Rotifer set to work on this new set of songs, calling on friends and collaborators to contribute. Guests include,Ian Buttonon drums, Fay Hallamon keys, Helen McCookerybookand Kenji Kitahamaonadded backing vocals, plus contributions from Amelia Fletcher, and Austrian musiciansErnst MoldenandPaul Pfleger, uniting the two separate musical worlds Rotifer has been moving in since leaving Vienna for the UK some 26 years ago.
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