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by Moderat
II by Moderat
Released: Aug 2013
Label: Mute
Modeselektor and Apparat would seem to have radically different agendas. The former are irrepressible party-starters who mix up techno, bass music and hip-hop; the latter uses IDM as a springboard for dreamy melancholia. On their second album together, they reconcile their approaches into a dramatic sound that combines tremendous might with heartbreaking intimacy. Apparat's vocals take cues from Thom Yorke and James Blake; the trio's intricate rhythms and immense bass suggest Burial in 3D Imax.
Philip Sherburne