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ll (Deluxe 2 LP)
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II is their second album release
The secret of Modeselektor's and Apparat's collaboration lies in the fact that they never even tried to get close to one another. Modeselektor's thundering bass rumbles in the cellar, Apparat's sensitive and subtle melodies float high in the eaves. The fact that what one assumes to be incompatible actually communicates, is what makes Moderat so unique. Moderat is not just a studio project: they've toured all five continents.
Deluxe 2LP edition features 11 tracks
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Not sure why a band or record label or anyone would cut 3 tracks off an album (especially some of the best ones) and press it as a separate copy.
The album goes through various changes in mood. Near the middle of the record we're hit with the ambient-house 10 minute long "Milk". A gorgeous track that progresses into something quite heavy at the end. This track sets the pace for other heavy instrumental pieces to follow. The album takes a turn with "Damage Done". A song that wouldn't feel out of place on an Apparat record like "Devil's Walk". If you purchase the deluxe album it includes the track "Last Time" which is certainly worth the extra $.
So far, Moderat II is the best work from both Modeselektor and Apparat. Enjoy!
That hasn't been what Moderat has done. Moderat (1 part Apparat and 2 parts Modeselektor, shake vigorously) have come out with another gorgeous installment of their nature of sound. Without repeating their first album in an obvious way, this second creation makes for a lovely companion to the first. Their atmospherics & texture are frequently changing, and the songs' structures can be some of the most complicated in the genre: using both electronic and organic instrumentation, showing solid knowledge of syncopation, alternate chords, use of drones, and in taking one sonic idea through many landscapes with their unceasing attention to detail in their effects.
Perhaps the strength of their work is not only their honed electronic wizardry, but also, the inclusion of guest vocalists/lyricists (like Busdriver or Delle from the first album), which gives them another medium, structure, or style to work with, work around, and be influenced by. Two of the tracks are a bit brief, running around 90 seconds, but even these interludes reveal refreshing little worlds of ambient texture.Read more ›
Been a huge fan of these guys for a while now&Couldn't wait for them to return. This LP just shows that 2Different groups can come together, coexist &Make UnbelievableMusic.
It's a shame they aren't that big in the U.S. YET. If you're tired of the same old EDM that most people are into these day; you gotta check these guys out, they will not dissapoint.
Sascha Ring, better known as Apparat, and one half of Moderat, has recently released Krieg und Frieden (Music for Theatre) on Mute, which has immediately piqued my interest, as the album gravitated more towards the cinematic and modern classical compositions that I often crave. The second half of the project is of course the German Modeselektor duo, consisting of Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary. These two have been dropping bass heavy beats since 2005, with releases mostly on Ellen Allien’s BPitch Control, until Modeselektor launched their very own, Monkeytown Records in 2009. The second release by the collaborative moniker Moderat makes an appearance on Monkeytown once again; there’s also a double CD version featuring a continuous mix of “A Couple Of Favorites During The Production Of II“, including tracks by Jon Hopkins, Dark Sky, Head High, Anstam, and Atoms For Peace.Read more ›
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It took me a little time to get into this album, but it has become one of my favorites.Published 2 months ago by Ben Hohne
Only a few reviews on this album? Have I lost it, or are music connoisseurs more concerned with trash put out by Beever and Hannah Montana? Read morePublished 18 months ago by ItsDave