Moderat, it’s German, pronounced MOE-duh-ROT, is the electronic project of members of Apparat and Modeselektor. You see what they did there with the band names. III is the third album of this Berlin-based group of experienced electronic music producers/ex-ravers. Some describe their sound as minimal techno or micro house, whatever that means to you. There is deep wobbly bass, there is glitchy-ness, there are eerie noises, and there are floaty, mournful vocals.
The crisp production and the foreboding mood run through the full album. The single off the album is “Reminder,” but there are many intriguing head-bobbers throughout. III is an accomplishment that even experienced music-makers like Moderat would be proud of.
Recommended If You Like: Apparat, Four Tet, The xx, Booka Shade, Run_Return, German IDM
Recommended Tracks: 5 (Reminder), 2 (Running), 4 (Ghostmother)
Do Not Play: None
Written by Meredith Vacek on 05/03/16