III, takes all this to sublime extremes.
The key challenge in the crowded electronic music arena is to create a sound that is universal in appeal without being too widely imitated, and Berlin’s Moderat have come up with the perfect equation. An all-star crew of electronic heavies teaming Sascha Ring aka Apparat and Modeselektor mainmen Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary, Moderat are an exceptionally smooth yet crushing clash between the varied strands of all things IDM-related. With roots in everything from grime and hip-hop to techno and electro, the trio make fleetingly apparent the root sources of their heady mixes while pushing for a none-of-the-above melange whose creative textures are as catchy as they come but invite chin-scratchingly close listening as well. Their recent album,