TOTW: Moderat_A New Error

A New Error by Moderat continues this month’s trend by featuring a wonky sequence that first leads and then underpins the majority of the track. As more instrumentation is added, it drives into the background, becoming a bed for the other instruments to play off. It’s removal halfway through the track creates a sparse void, which allows the aggressiveness of the base line to shine through. 

A New Error demonstrates the versatility of a looping sequence when used creatively. Once it’s in the listeners head, it can stay the driving force of a track even if its removed completely:



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TOTW: Jon Hopkins_ Abandon Window (Moderat Remix)

Jon Hopkins album Immunity is dark and layered with wonderful textures that are open for Remixing and Abandon Window (Previously a TOTW track) has been given this honour by Moderat.

Keeping the Original stripped down sound Moderat manage to create something that manages to stay faithful whilst adding a more rhythmic club aesthetic from the get go:

TOTW:Moderat_Les Grandes Marches

Moderat haven’t released an album since there debut in 2009 and from what they have said in the past it didn’t look hopeful that they would.

Made from two successful acts (Apparat, Modeselektor) it was reported that their opinions on music creation and how to do it, resulted in a seven year gap between their first EP and their album.

So it was a surprise to hear that they are working together again on a new album last month. Something I greatly anticipate.

I think its partly due to the two styles of electronica and methods of creating it that make Moderat so good, You get the Beats of Modeselektor with the evolving organic sounds of Apparat, resulting in music that is original and yet catchy. It has made their album, although ancient by electronica standards, still as forward thinking and fresh as ever.

Here’s an instrumental track from the album entitled Les Grandes Marches: