MODERAT ANNOUNCES TOUR DATES
NEW ALBUM III TRACK LISTING REVEALED VIA MONKEYTOWN RECORDS
Coinciding with a Spring 2016 tour Moderat return with their new album III.
Intent on creating something that contrasted their own individual projects, Moderat — the trio comprised of Gernot Bronsert, Sebastian Szary (aka Modeselektor) and Sascha Ring (aka Apparat) — complete the trilogy with III.
III pairs an emotional pull with sensual imagery, creating dynamic sound and depth with sophisticated lyrics and themes as they direct their gaze inward. Apparat gives unfiltered insight into his personal take on the journey we call life – he is opening up, discussing his shadow, his fears and doubts. Modeselektor reach another level, develop an intoxicating energy with their distinct rhythmical textures.
One of the best parts of Moderat is their use of electronics to achieve orchestral diversity. With III, they update the songwriting tradition with an intriguing palette, born of careful attention and skill, informed by their experiences with sounds of nearly 25 years of sub-and-club culture. These three were initially brought together by Berlin’s now legendary rave scene and with this as their common foundation as individuals, III signifies Moderat’s maturation in modern pop and mastery of the group.
Moderat’s III is out April 1, 2016 on Monkeytown Records.
The trio will take their impressive live show all over Europe and North America in support of this release.
MODERAT III IS READY FOR PRE-ORDER NOW!
Gatefold 2LP *
Limited Box Set **
* incl. download voucher
** incl. 3xCD, 3xLP (exclusive remixes, instrumentals and outtakes)
The passion to move beyond already existing sounds and styles united Sascha (Apparat) , Gernot and Szary (Modeselektor) into a lasting artistic friendship and the supergroup of Moderat. Having turned out to be an indispensable part of Europe´s festival scene, they have been collaborating since 2002. It took them until 2009 to develop the unique sound of Moderat. Walloping bass lines and twitching beats on one side of the sonic spectrum, Apparat´s delicate voice on the other: precisely the harsh contrast allows both acts to collobarate. With the very special visuals of Pfadfinderei, Moderat toured three continents. In 2013 Modeselektor and Apparat met again. The emotional and stylistic spectrum of their music grew wider: Moderat throw highly energetic breakbeats, powerful basslines, subtle hip-hop grooves, organic tribal sounds and emotional festival anthems in their musical fusion reactor. Being crowned by “Bad Kingdom” as their biggest hit so far, the album charted in the Top10 of the annual best-of-the-year-lists of most major online and offline music magazines. II charted in the Top 100 of all major European territories.
Recovering from the craze of the world tour which kept them on the road for almost a year, Moderat started working on their third album in 2015. Being their most mature work to date, it deals with the global breakbeat continuum to a lesser extent. They direct their gaze inward, wondering: Where do we stand as humans, as men, as artists, as dads? Apparat’s lyrics give an unfiltered insight into his personal take on the journey we call life. Modeselektor reach another level, developing an intoxinating energy with their unique rhythmical textures.
Some say that contraditions create believable characters, and you will find a lot of contraditions in the music of Moderat: fun and profundness, ecstasy and melancholy. Within the frenzy of the strobe lights, Moderat do not only make you sweat. They might make you shed a tear as well.
MODERAT III TOUR DATES:
March 29 Amsterdam (NL), Paradiso
March 30 Leipzig (DE), Werk 2
March 31 Munich (DE), Muffathalle
April 1 Wiesbaden (DE), Schlachthof
April 2 London (GB), St John of Hackney
April 3 Bristol (GB), Marble Factory
April 5 Glasgow (GB), ABC
April 6 Dublin (IE), Victar Street
April 7 Brighton (GB), Corn Exchange
April 8 Brussels (BE), Cirque Royale
April 9 Hamburg (DE), Docks
April 10 Copenhagen (DK), VegaApril 21 Poznan (PL), Hala 2 MTP
April 22 Warsaw (PL), Progresja
April 23 Wroclaw (PL), Eter
April 24 Budapest (HU), Akvarium
April 26 Graz (AT), Orpheum
April 27 Zurich (CH), X-TRA
April 28 Milan (IT), Alcatraz
April 29 Rome (IT), Spazio900
Mai 1 Toulouse (FR), Le Bikini
Mai 2 Bordeaux (FR), Le Rocher Palmer
Mai 3 Nantes (FR), Stereolux
Mai 5 Lausanne (CH), LesDocksMai 7 Basel (CH), Volkshaus
Mai 8 Stuttgart (DE), LKA Longhorn
Mai 19 New York (US), Webster Hall
Mai 20 Montreal (CA), Metropolis
Mai 21 Chicago (US), Concord Music Hall
Mai 23 Vancouver (CA), Vogue Theatre
Mai 24 Seattle (US), The Showbox
Mai 26 Los Angeles (US), The Fonda Theatre
Mai 27 San Diego (US), The Observatory North Park
Mai 28 Bradley (US), Lightning in a Bottle Festival
June 5 Berlin (DE), Columbiahalle
August 13 Bochum (DE), Jahrhunderthalle Ritournelle www.ruhrtriennale.de
Tickets available now via: http://moderat.fm/live
III TRACK LISTING:
01 – Eating Hooks
02 – Running
03 – Finder
04 – Ghostmother
05 – Reminder
06 – The Fool
07 – Intruder
08 – Animal Trails
09 – Ethereal