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Moderat – II

August 6th, 2013
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No Way as Way

II is the obviously named second full-length album from Moderat, the German duo comprised of Sebastian Szary of Modeskeletor and Apparat, the pseudonym of Sascha Ring that close followers may recognize from his recent Krieg und Frieden theatrical score project. This musical brain-link, as is often the case, forms something that neither artist could have come up with on his own. Moderat’s first album was lauded for its blend of unique beauty and catchy song structures and the artists continue along these lines with II. The album opens on a rainy day interlude that leads straight into “Bad Kingdom,” a punchy IDM track that gives off an unusually sobering message: this is not what you wanted.
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WATCH: Moderat (Modeselektor & Apparat) Release New Video for Song “Bad Kingdom”

June 29th, 2013

Moderat, consisting of Apparat and Modeselektor, have released the video for their single “Bad Kingdom”. The song, which will be featured on their upcoming album, II, uses an interesting approach to give listeners a symbolic message.
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Apparat – Krieg und Frieden (Music for Theatre)

February 25th, 2013
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German-born musician Sascha Ring, or Apparat, has come from a history of dance-oriented music to dabble in ambient sound crafting. Millions of unwitting listeners have already tuned into his work on a number of television shows that feature Apparat music, but very few of them know about Krieg und Frieden (Music for Theatre). In fact, no one really seems to know much about it. This, our latest album from Apparat, is a record released as covertly as possible. Ring decided to forego any kind of promotion for his latest work, opting instead to have it finished and released as soon as possible. The music itself is almost as quiet as the launch was, predominantly composed slow and hazy ambient tunes. It’s an unconventional album in many ways, not least of which being the fact that it is actually a score.

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By Sean Taras Posted in Reviews

artmApparat Announces New Album Krieg Und Frieden (Music For Theatre) For February 2013 Release

January 9th, 2013

German electronic artist Apparat (Sascha Ring) will be releasing his latest album Krieg und Frieden (Music for Theatre) on February 19, based on Sebastian Hartmann’s theater production of Tolstoy’s War & Peace.  A downloadable single “A Violent Sky’ is available below to get a taste of the album. Read more…

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Apparat Announce First Ever Full Band Tour Dates for Spring 2012

March 3rd, 2012

Electro artist Sascha Ring a.k.a. Apparat released his fourth studio album, The Devil’s Walk late last year. Now he is going on tour with his full band. Find tour dates after the jump.

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KCRW Announce SXSW 2012 Showcases and Radio Day Stage Performances

February 20th, 2012

LA’s public radio station KCRW (89.9 FM and KCRW.com) is throwing two huge showcases on Wednesday, March 14 smack-dab in the middle of SXSW! They’re bringing big acts known for their great live shows, including Alabama Shakes, HoneyHoney, & BBC Sound of 2012 winner Michael Kiwanuka for their afternoon showcase and Kimbra, Band of Skulls, ApparatOberhofer, & more for their nighttime showcase, at Haven on Colorado & 5th.

It looks like the showcases will be open to anyone with a festival badge or wristband, with no RSVP needed. Read on to see the full lineup!

3 PM-6 PM Wednesday, March 14 at the Austin Convention Center (Radio Day Stage, 4th Floor Ballroom D) 500 E. Cesar Chavez St. Austin, TX 78701 Read more…

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Apparat – The Devil’s Walk

September 30th, 2011

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Hell Never Sounded So Good

Hailing from Deutschland, Berlin bound electro producer Sascha “Apparat” Ring began his career crafting techno beats for the dance floor. Tired of an archetypical style of music, he parleyed his musical focus unto ambient oriented soundscapes. Now in his 10th year of putting out tunes, he brings his latest installment, The Devil’s Walk. Read more…

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Apparat Premieres Video for “Black Water”

August 20th, 2011

German electronic musician Sascha Ring, AKA Apparat, recently premiered a video for “Black Water,” a track that comes from his upcoming album, The Devil’s Walk, out September 27 on Mute Records. Read more…

By Nick Vadala Posted in News

Moderat – Moderat/Modeselektor – Happy Birthday

July 25th, 2009

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The Berlin Wall of Sound

In the 1990s, Underworld crammed unfamiliar ideas and arrangements into trance, and became critical darlings for it. The latter half of the Aughts finds Modeselektor—Berlin duo Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary—earning a similar reputation with the minimal techno incubated at Teutonic labels like Kompakt, Shitkatapult, and their own home Bpitch Control. Read more…

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