Four years after releasing their first self-titled album, Berlin electronic tinkerers Apparat and Modeselektor are embarking on their second LP journey, slated for release on August 2. It’s called, simply, II.
The guys have always made a good pair, with Modeselektor’s beatsmithery and Apparat’s lush and complicated soundscapes. For their upcoming album they released this statement:
“We have known each other for 12 years now, and during that time we haven’t really changed that much: We are still three guys mostly talking about hi-hats and tape machines while hanging out in the studio. Moderat as a fusion of Modeselektor and Apparat is a mutual path that hasn’t been and will never be easy. It’s simply more than ‘just’ making music together. It is, again and again, an experiment of exploring our similarities and differences and interlacing them into something new and exciting.”
Sounds intriguing. While we wait for the countless months, let’s reminisce with their lovely 2009 collab “Rusty Nails.”