Moderat, the Berlin based electronic supergroup formed by Apparat & Modeselektor, happily announce their second studio album, II, to be released digitally on August 2nd and physically August 6th.
Alongside standard CD and single LP formats, Moderat will release II in an exclusive Deluxe Edition 2xCD and 2xLP vinyl for fans and collectors. The Monkeytown Records webshop will exclusively offer a limited edition color vinyl version of the Deluxe Edition 2xLP vinyl.
"Moderat is Gernot, Szary and 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.
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.
After spending 6 intense months in the studio we just finished our 2nd album. It's simply called Moderat II and we aged about 10 years while making it. We still think it was worth the trouble. Not seeing any sunshine or daylight for a long time, we can‚Äòt wait to go on tour in August and play the new stuff live. Once again, we cooperated with our friends from Pfadfinderei to create the new live show and the album artwork. To follow the cover design of the debut album and create a design series, we asked Siriusmo, who had already been drawing the punching woman of the first Moderat album.
We wanted the new Moderat album to follow the design of the debut album and we wanted to create a design series, so we asked Siriusmo, who drew the punching woman of the first Moderat album, to come up with a similarly unique follow up. At the same time we wanted it to be a bit more colorful, so that you would see it is a progression."
Following the release of their new album, Moderat will embark on a world tour with details to be announced in the coming weeks. During their April 2009 - December 2010 touring in support of Moderat's self-titled debut album, the band played 79 shows in 28 countries including Germany, UK, USA, Canada, Mexico, France, Russia, Spain, Korea, Japan, Netherlands, Portugal, Italy, Belgium, Greece, Denmark and many more. Moderat have also supported Radiohead on the band's concerts in Poland and Czech Republic. As a result of the extended touring, the band was voted by readers of various media worldwide, including Groove Magazine, Resident Advisor, De-Bug and more as "Live Act of the Year."
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