Moderat (the combined forces of Aparat and Modeselektor) is well on their way to building up hype for their upcoming record, III. Earlier this year they released a teaser for the album, only 45 seconds of heart poundingly righteous beats and a list of stops on their 2016 tour. Now they’ve shared the first single off of III and it is everything Moderat fans could have dreamed of. In addition to releasing the single, “Reminder”, Moderat joined forces with SEHSUCHT Berlin, Pfadfinderei and longtime visual collaborator, Mate Steinforth to create a truly unique visual accompaniment to the track.
The idea behind the video was to use both gaming and virtual reality aesthetics to create a more intimate experience for viewers/listeners. In the video, the main character is a teenager who works day and night mining crystals to offer to an immortal being. Within the less than 3.5 minutes of the song, a captivating story unfolds. The haunting vocals, complex, layered and tribal percussion, and incredible build up during the chorus:
Burning bridges light my way
create a stunning piece of musical art.