There are a number of reference points when talking about German electronic music. Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream, and when it comes to the underground, Moderat. Made up of the Berlin based music producers Gernot Bronsert, Sascha Ring and Sebastian Szarzy, also known as Modeselektor and Apparat, they have released three studio albums that have gone down in history as some of the most creative in the genre.
On September 27th, Moderat will bring their live show to Birmingham’s O2 Institute, with the following day seeing them play The Albert Hall in Manchester. Moderat’s live performances have always been spectacular, with live instrumentation and vocals bringing together all the elements of their ever present but updated sound since their reunion twelve years after first meeting.
Fusing break beat with other musical sounds as far apart as acoustic and synth pop, Moderat first created a collection of tracks in 2002 for their debut album, which when released, rocketed them to international recognition at light speed. This year, Moderat completed their trilogy album with the third LP in the series, simply named III. Having topped the charts in Austria, Switzerland, Italy and Holland, it is clear the trio are still at the top of their game, which will be reflected in their live shows that will be coming to Manchester and Birmingham in September.
Words by Josh Plews
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