Robert Rotifer – Holding Hands In Petropolis – CD

Band: Robert Rotifer

Label: Gare Du Nord

Format: CD

Catalogue Number: GDNCD071



In February 1942, having fled persecution but lost all hope in the world, the Jewish Austrian writer
Stefan Zweig and his second wife Lotte took their own lives in the Brazilian city Petrópolis. 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 McCookerybook, Louis Philippe & The Night Mail, André Heller, 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 Button on drums, Fay Hallam on keys, Helen McCookerybook and Kenji
Kitahama on added backing vocals, plus contributions from Amelia Fletcher, and Austrian
musicians Ernst Molden and Paul Pfleger, uniting the two separate musical worlds Rotifer has been
moving in since leaving Vienna for the UK some 26 years ago.

He’s Not Ill
That Was The Time
Those Dreams Again
Chewing On The Bones Of The Sacred Cow
Red, Yellow, Orange & Green
Change Is In The Air
Man In Sandwich Board
Slipped In The Rain

GENRE: Psych/Pop/Indie
BARCODE: 9501863299637
RELEASE DATE: 15/09/2023

Additional information

Weight 0.250 kg