A lot has changed for the Berlin based musician since the release of his last studio album in 2013. His collaborative work as Moderat with members of Modeselektor has been a commercial and touring hit, in some ways eclipsing Apparat’s success as a solo artist. And while Moderat goes for big, arena filling kinetic dance pop, LP5 is a welcomed step back into the sublime, more subtle arrangements of electronic music. As noted by the artist:
“Having a huge stage with Moderat gave me a setting for grand gestures and meant I could unburden Apparat from these aspirations. I don’t have to write big pop hymns here; I can just immerse myself in the details and the structures.”
You must listen.
Release Date: 3/25/2019
Play: 1, 2, 6, 10
RIYL: Moderat, Jon Hopkins, M83, Four Tet