Excellent new obscurity from the label that debuted with an Alec Empire 3CD box. "Rope's mainman is Janek Siegele, who had 10 years of classical music education, but used to frustrate teachers by trying to improvise everything from boogie woogie to Thelonious Monk. Influenced in part by classical composers like Olivier Messiaen, Stravinsky, Ravel, Dubussy, Prokoliev, Isang Hyun right through to the Beastie Boys. Basically the antithesis of uninventive so-called 'alternative' rock and grunge. Style: relaxed, electronic, dubby, vibrant."