To Rococo Rot started out life in mid-'90s Berlin making soundtracks for art galleries, and history finds itself repeating with the latest outing for TRR bass player/knob-twiddler Stefan Schneider. Involved in another antagonistic trio in which each member brings their own particular ideas and ideals, here Schneider hooks up with electro-pop songsmith Barbara Morgenstern and Polish jazz-drummer-turned-minidisc-frier Paul Wirkus, as September Collective. The triumvirate got together in 2002 to compose songs for a series of exhibitions in Cologne, Wuppertal, and Düsseldorf; these compositions form their debut self-titled set, now released on the Pastels' fabulous Geographic imprint. The playful, sentimental, strangely beautiful electro-tonal songs herein are easily comparable to the tunes and tones contained on the latest record for the-busiest-man-in-Scottish-jazz Bill Wells, Pick Up Sticks. Given that that disc found both Schneider and Morgenstern collaborating with the swinging Scotsman, perhaps it both the similarity and the comparison, really is inevitable. Across this beautifully restrained 32-minute outing, September Collective trade in the gentlest, nicest, sweetest electro minimalism. "Gardna" is a prime candidate for such nice adjectives, a cut in which, in the midst of a milling mist of wishy-washy static, gorgeous keyboard chords and plaintive programming make for some surprisingly beautiful ambience,evoking some pastoral Polish common as Wirkus peaks static into cutesy ersatz bird-chirps that carol across the newly born morn.