Rotor Post Video for “Volllast”; New LP Fünf out Now

rotor (Photo by Björn Mager)

I’m a little sad to admit that Rotor‘s aptly-titled fifth album, Fünf, is out now (on Noisolution) and I’ve yet to hear it. Having so thoroughly dug 2010’s 4 (review here) and the subsequent Festaal Kreuzberg live outing (review here) when they were released, the latest was one to look forward to. The good news is that the Berlin-based instrumental four-piece have a new video up now for the track “Volllast” from the record, and it finds their heavy, progressive sound well intact.

Rotor have been on tour in Europe since Nov. 11, heralding the arrival of their first offering in five years and first with two guitarists, and have already been confirmed for Desertfest London and Freak Valley next year. Doesn’t seem unreasonable to think they’ll have more fest appearances and other touring in the works, but in addition to the current run, they’ll also play Freak Valley‘s X-mas Fest on Dec. 19 with TuberWucanDed Orse and Green Orbit.

The video, like the song, starts out serenely enough. A white van pulls up, foldout chairs and a table with a plant on it are laid out, and some unplugged guitar interplay ensues. Then the motorcycles go by and all hell breaks loose. No, seriously. The song stomps out some of the heaviest riffing I’ve heard from Rotor and the video hits it no less fervently. Booze is poured into open mouths, ladies wrap their arms around the bellies of riders, fires are lit, hedonism is had. In watching the clip last night, The Patient Mrs. commented, “What an odd celebration of masculinity.” And fairly enough.

Nonetheless, it looks like it was a damn good time to make, and though it’s been up for a minute at this point, I didn’t want to let any longer pass without giving it due attention.


Rotor, “Volllast” official video

Rotor.2015 Tour (remaining dates):
19.11.2015 – AT Salzburg, Rockhouse Bar
20.11.2015 – AT Linz, Kapu
21.11.2015 – DE Chemnitz, Zukunft
27.11.2015 – DE Dresden, Groovestation
29.11.2015 – DE Berlin, Lido
19.12.2015 – DE Siegen, Freak Valley X-Mas Fest

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2 Responses to “Rotor Post Video for “Volllast”; New LP Fünf out Now”

  1. MrH says:

    Thanks for the heads up on this…

  2. arne says:

    Duuuude, please get in touch with me.
    You need to hear more of this album…

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