9 Songs, 42 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Rich in delicate textures and rough-trundling beats, Moderat's third LP sustains their reputation for crafting electronic works with a human touch. This time, Apparat provides a plethora of emotive multi-timbre vocals that reach out from the ether he has dreamed up with fellow Berliners Modeselektor. The mix is hypnotic over the stutter-step of "Running," and made woozy by the glitchy distortions of "Reminder." But “Intruder”—with its melodramatic piano hits, luminous synth chords, and Reichian rhythms—exemplifies the album's gauzy air of mystery, with lyrics depicting an alternate world that emerges only in sleep.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Rich in delicate textures and rough-trundling beats, Moderat's third LP sustains their reputation for crafting electronic works with a human touch. This time, Apparat provides a plethora of emotive multi-timbre vocals that reach out from the ether he has dreamed up with fellow Berliners Modeselektor. The mix is hypnotic over the stutter-step of "Running," and made woozy by the glitchy distortions of "Reminder." But “Intruder”—with its melodramatic piano hits, luminous synth chords, and Reichian rhythms—exemplifies the album's gauzy air of mystery, with lyrics depicting an alternate world that emerges only in sleep.

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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5

29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Moderat is Sick

Mocket Ran,

Not a huge fan of Album one but 2 is amazing and if Reminder is any indication this is going to be mind-blowing

Brilliant!

Adamalthus,

I became a huge fan after seeing them live at Moogfest 2014. If 'Reminder' is any indication then III will be amazing.

High Hopes

RarianaGrariande,

If Reminder is any indication, this will be amazing. Can't wait to see them in NY

About Moderat

Described by one critic as a "minimal techno supergroup," Moderat consists of Sascha Ring, better known as Apparat, and the duo of Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary, better known as Modeselektor, with the three first working together in 2003. The trio released the 12" Auf Kosten der Gesundheit (consisting of four tracks and a series of locked grooves) on Ellen Allien's BPitch Control, but they placed Moderat on a shelf for several years. They put together a stylistically varied and often frantic self-titled album, featuring guest vocals from Paul St. Hilaire and Eased, and released it on BPitch in April 2009. Worldwide tours and festival appearances occurred under the Moderat name for the next four years, but the group didn't return to the studio until 2013 when the album II was released by Mute Records in North America and appeared elsewhere on Monkeytown. The album sold briskly for an electronic release, reaching number ten on the German charts and respectively peaking at 11 and 23 in Switzerland and Austria. Two EPs, Last Time and Bad Kingdom Remixes, landed in 2014 before the group returned to the album format two years later with the aptly titled III. Live, recorded at a sold-out concert that took place in Berlin on June 5, 2016, appeared in November. ~ Andy Kellman

  • ORIGIN
    Germany
  • FORMED
    2003

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