Electronic Elegance

This month’s guest is Sascha Ring. He first released an album as Apparat back in 2001, on Shitkatapult, a label he runs with Marco Haas.

Since Multifunktionsebene he has created Duplex (2003), Walls (2007, The Devil's Walk (2010), and now LP5. This album is Apparat’s first release since 2013’s Krieg und Frieden (Music for Theatre) – a music adaption based on a score for a theatrical production of War and Peace.Krieg und Frieden (Music for Theatre). –  and follows two studio albums by Moderat, the trio he founded with Modeselektor.

From ethereal techno to deep orchestral pop ballads, Apparat‘s music is the epitome of electronic elegance. This album saw him embrace a more holistic approach to production.

“It’s called LP5 because I didn’t wanna make up a bullshit title and a story to go with it. It is about music and only that. And about trying to find that joy in making music again. That moment when things just seem to happen magically on it’s own and all you do is trying to not get in the way. LP5 is the result of many little ideas, bits & pieces and lots of recording sessions. It has moments of early Apparat nerdyness, hints of Moderat, some film score and, as usual, a lot of trial and error.”