III

New video and single from Moderat: “Reminder”

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.

 

Modeselektor + Apparat = Moderat: announce new album!

Moderat is the joint creative forces of  duo Gernot Bronsert, Sebastian Szary (Modeselektor) and Sascha Ring (Apparat). Together they’ve already released the first two of their trilogy and now have announced the release of the third and final installment. III will be out April 1st on Mute/Monkeytown and to satiate fans, they’ve released an album trailer:

 

 

III is an introspective collection of electronic pieces that spotlights Apparat’s lyrical abilities, offering listeners an intimate look into Sascha Ring. The scaffolding is the complex rhythms and sounds created by beatmakers, Modeselektor. This is the final chapter of Moderat’s trilogy, harnessing the work, creativity and experience of the trio’s time together which began years ago in Berlin. You can now pre-order III on iTunes.

A few days before release, the trio will begin their album tour:

 

Mon. March 28 – Paris, FR @ L’Olympia
Tue. March 29 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
Wed. March 30 – Leipzig, DE @ Werk 2
Thu. March 31 – Munich, DE @ Muffathalle
Fri. April 1 – Wiesbaden, DE @ Schlachthof
Sat. April 2 – London, UK @ St John of Hackney
Sun. April 3 – Bristol, UK @ Marble Factory
Tue. April 5 – Glasgow, UK @ ABC
Wed. April 6 – Dublin, IE @ Victar Street
Thu. April 7 – Brighton, UK @ Corn Exchange
Fri. April 8 – Brussels, BE @ Cirque Royale
Sat. April 9 – Hamburg, DE @ Docks
Sun. April 10 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
Thu. April 21 – Poznan, PL @ Hala 2 MTP
Fri. April 22 – Warsaw, PL @ Progresja
Sat. April 23 – Wroclaw, PL @ Eter
Sun. April 24 – Budapest, HU @ TBA
Tue. April 26 – Graz, AT @ Orpheum
Wed. April 27 – Zurich, CH @ X-TRA
Thu. April 28 – Milan, IT @ Alcatraz
Fri. April 29 – Rome, IT @ Spazio900
Sat. April 30 – Marseille, FR @ Cabaret Aléatoire
Sun. May 1 – Toulouse, FR @ Le Bikini
Mon. May 2 – Bordeaux, FR @ Le Rocher Palmer
Tue. May 3 – Nantes, FR @ Stereolux
Thu. May 5 – Lausanne, CH @ LesDocks
Sat. May 7 – Basel, CH @ Volkshaus
Sun. May 8 – Stuttgart, DE @ LKA Longhorn
Fri. May 19 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Sat. May 20 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
Sun. May 21 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
Mon. May 23 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
Tue. May 24 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
Thu. May 26 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
Fri. May 27 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
Sat. May 28 – Bradley, CA @ Lightning in a Bottle Festival
Sun. June 5 – Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle
Sat. August 13 – Bochum, DE @ Jahrhunderthalle Ritournelle