I’ve looked at this selt titled album from Moderat (Modeselektor + Apparat) so many times at Easy Street Records, but never gave it a listen. The CD found it’s way into my hands a few days ago, and after hearing the whole thing, I knew I should share it. Released in 2009, this collaboration presents Modeselektor’s energetic, glitchy sounds paired with Apparat’s more introspective approach. I was impressed by the combination of dark atmospheres, tight rhythms and vocal variety. Overall the album was strong, one weak point being the song “Berlin”, which broke from the continuity of the other tracks and seemed unnecessary in my opinion. That aside, I was inspired, good record for a late night drive..
Moderat is now working on a follow-up album.
- Jimi Jaxon