III is the third studio album by electronic trio Moderat. It was released on April 1, 2016.
II is the second studio album by Moderat. It is part of a trilogy that includes Moderat and III. II Q&A. Show all albums by Moderat.
Moderat, the Berlin based electronic supergroup formed by Apparat & Modeselektor, happily announce their highly anticipated 2nd studio album „II to be released on August 2nd worldwide via Monkeytown Records. Quote Moderat: Moderat are Gernot, Szary & Sascha. 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 hihats and tape machines while hanging out in the studio.
Both Modeselektor and Apparat – the two German acts that form this collaborative project – have had long careers at the forefront of progressive electronic music. They've changed the face of techno, in fact, elevating drum programming to an intellectual level, yet still keeping things gloriously ravey. There's little about 'II' which sounds new.
In regard to Moderat’s most recent album, Sascha Ring told there was a little bit of therapy involved in the process. Ring, better known as Apparat, has more or less become the frontman of the electronic collaboration, and the interview shows how draining the role is for him. Sure, it must be cathartic because he has the ability to channel his emotions into his work, and directly through his voice. But he explains that when he couldn’t sing in the way he felt II demanded, he’d beat himself up for it.
Moderat II, the sequel to 2009's Moderat, will be out August 2 digitally and August 6 physically through Monkeytown Records.
|A1||The Mark (Interlude)||1:36|
|B1||Let In The Light||4:14|
- Lyrics By – Sascha Ring, Sisi Brambell
- Written-By, Producer – Gernot Bronsert, Sascha Ring, Sebastian Szary
NotesRegular edition, center fold
|MTR035CD||Moderat||II (CD, Album)||Monkeytown Records||MTR035CD||Germany||2013|
|MTR036CDJP, MTR036CD||Moderat||II (CD, Album, Dlx, Boo)||Monkeytown Records, Monkeytown Records||MTR036CDJP, MTR036CD||Japan||2013|
|MTR036CD||Moderat||II (CD, Album, Dlx, Ltd, Boo)||Monkeytown Records||MTR036CD||Germany||2013|
|MTR036LP||Moderat||II (2xLP, Album, Dlx, Gat)||Monkeytown Records||MTR036LP||Germany||2013|
|MTR035DWW||Moderat||II (11xFile, MP3, Album, 320)||Monkeytown Records||MTR035DWW||Germany||2013|