:: A MARVELLOUS MASTERPIECE!
Just a couple of days left to bear till the second Moderat record will finally drop. The electronic supergroup is comprised of Sascha Ring bka Apparat and his long-time friends & producers Sebastian Szary and Gernot Bronsert, better known as Modeselektor. Fusing their respective musical styles – just as they did with the likes of their project names, Moderat released their brilliant self-titled debut in 2009 via Ellen Alien’s BPitch Control. Some years have passed, and last January the group finally announced the follow-up to be coming this summer. It’s simply entitled Moderat II and will be released on August 02, 2013 via Modeselektor’s own label Monkeytown Records. The record will be available as standard CD and LP [MTR035] as well as exclusive Deluxe Edition CD and 2xLP vinyl [MTR036]. The deluxe version includes the bonus track Last Night alongside a mediabook, the LP version will be offered as limited edition colour vinyl in the Monkeytown Records webshop. Preorder all versions here.
Moderat II is exclusively streaming over at NPR.org. Head over and give a proper listen, I’m pretty sure you’ll love it!
Watch above the above official music video for the record’s first single Bad Kingdom. It’s a hand-drawn imagery telling a story of corruption and greed, produced and directed by the Berlin-based design collective Pfadfinderei. (Illustrated by Bernado Maldonado Morales, Daavid Mörtl, Benedikt Rugar, Arne Jysch and Moritz Friedrich.) Bad Kingdom was released as limited 10″ vinyl single and digital download on June 28 via Monkeytown [MTR034]. Both include an instrumental version of the marvellous track, the 10″ is exclusively available via the label webshop. Moderat will be touring with a new live show from August 02 going on throughout the year all over Europe with some gigs in the US. Check out the entire touring schedule below.
Cover Art [Standard & Deluxe Edition]:
01. The Mark (Interlude)
02. Bad Kingdom
04. Let In The Light
08. Clouded (Interlude)
10. Damage Done
11. This Time
12. Last Time (Bonus Track) [Deluxe Version]
13. Bad Kingdom (Video) [Deluxe Version]
Upcoming Tour Dates:
Fri 02 Aug 2013 // London, United Kingdom // Eastern Electrics Festival
Fri 09 Aug 2013 // Helsinki, Finland // Flow Festival
Sat 10 Aug 2013 // Saalburg, Germany // SonneMondSterne Festival
Sun 11 Aug 2013 // Hamburg, Germany // Kampnagel
Sat 17 Aug 2013 // Amsterdam, Netherlands // Lowlands Festival
Sat 24 Aug 2013 // Katowice, Poland // Tauron Nowa Muzyka
Wed 28 Aug 2013 // Seattle, United States // Neptune Theater
>> The full touring schedule is available here.
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