Releases / Albums

HVOB
ROCCO

15 March 2019 / PIAS

  1. 1. 2nd World
  2. 2. Eraser
  3. 3. Bloom
  4. 4. Butter
  5. 5. Sync
  6. 6. A List
  7. 7. Panama
  8. 8. Zinc
  9. 9. Alaska
  10. 10.Shinichi
  11. 11.Kante
  12. 12.Go?
  13. 13.Tykwer
Artists: HVOB

HVOB and [PIAS] Recordings announce ROCCO - an extended album to counteract a fast moving world.

ROCCO is the Viennese electronic duo’s fourth album, but first to span over 13 tracks and multiple records/discs. 

Like the previous two HVOB releases, ROCCO also takes a conceptual approach. Following the multimedia-based art project "Trialog" in 2015 and the cross-genre collaboration "Silk" in 2017, ROCCO relates 13 separate but dramaturgically connected narratives about letting go, farewells and new beginnings. The arc spans the entire format and uses the available space for an impressively diverse journey through the sound world of HVOB, from the fragility of the the track „Bloom" to the rawness of „Butter".

HVOB have chosen the double album as a conscious statement for conceptional substance and artistic self-confidence, in contrast to the growing trend of disposable, fast-paced music consumption. In providing an extended platform to navigate their highly personal narrative, they invite the audience to listen with consideration, ignoring the barrage of online information we are thrown every day and facilitating complete immersion in an isolated journey of musical storytelling.

It is safe to say that ROCCO is a landmark achievement for Anna Müller and Paul Wallner as the band announce their signing to [PIAS] Recordings.

The first single from the album - the anthemic opening track "2nd World" - is released on November 27th 2018, followed by "Bloom" in January 2019.

Straight after the release of the album HVOB will embark upon their next world tour. The first European dates have already been confirmed, with more to follow.  2019 will also once again bring them to America,  Asia,  Australia and Africa.

29/03 Razzmatazz Barcelona
30/03 Cool Stage Madrid
04/04 Posthof Linz
05/04 Kaufleuten Zurich
06/04 Tunnel Milano
07/04 LKA Longhorn Stuttgart
09/04 Le Trabendo Paris
11/04 Live Music Hall Cologne
12/04 Paradiso Noord Amsterdam
13/04 Electric Brixton London
14/04 De Helling Utrecht
16/04 AB Box Brussels
18/04 Docks Hamburg
19/04 Funkhaus Berlin
20/04 VEGA Copenhagen
21/04 UT Connewitz Leipzig
23/04 Progresja Warsaw
25/04 Roxy Prague
26/04 Akvárium Budapest
27/04 Orpheum Graz
28/04 Muffathalle Munich
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