Reviewed by Karina Abbott
Moderat’s “III” is a hypnotic, all-encompassing album experience. The music has so many layers, it is both ambient and energetic, and all of the songs are dynamic and entertaining to listen to. I recommend getting the whole experience by listening to the album through headphones from beginning to end, that way you can allow it to fill you up during whatever you’re doing, be it going for a jog through a mountain forest or meditating in a serenity garden. Moderat originally formed in 2002, when Sascha Ring (aka Apparat) and Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary (aka Modeselektor) came together to record an EP. The group broke up before an album could be recorded, but they came back together in 2008 and have been recording albums ever since. The three gentleman are from Berlin, Germany, and their unique form of electronic music gives that away from the start of the very first song. Known for its legendary techno/electronic music scene, Berlin has more techno and electro clubs than any other city, there is really nothing else quite like it in the world. “III” is also one of a kind, so give it a listen if you get the chance. My favorite tracks were “Running”, “Eating Hooks”, and “The Fool”, but all of the songs are brilliant.
FCC Violations: Clean
RIYL: Carousel, Beacon, Terranova
Favorite Tracks: 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 9