Sascha Ring is an artist with class, despite the look of poverty that has been showing lately. After sweeping their last two projects, along with Modeselektor and Moderat thugs and their eternal mix for the series "DJ Kicks", Apparat headset hangs momentarily big news under his arm. In April announced it would no longer hide his talent behind the apple of your laptop to form a new band and wielding instruments associated with rock. His signing with the label Mute to deliver a new album and tour presentation comes at a point of maturity of the talented German musician. Some regret their flight from the dance floor, others will stand and applaud warmly. Either way, something we can all agree: Apparat is a wizard when it comes to electronic billing Creek emotional bone, from clubbing to walk to the purist of all life. Different resources, very emotional intelligence. Apparat Band will perform on Saturday 18 in the SonarHall (Sonar by Day). You can buy tickets here .
At this point in the film, we all know the unique Sascha Ring. For at or b know what walking footwear. There are those who have been planted in the small architectural marvel idm was "Walls" (Shitkatapult, 07). Others choose to stay with the snapshot of his most danceable, in that seductive Ellen Allien project called "Orchestra of Bubbles" (Bpitch, 06). Almost everyone can agree that "moderate" (Bpitch, 09) was conceived one of the most interesting projects of the past decade in terms of cutting edge electronics are concerned. Although for the vast majority still remain recorded fragments of colossal mix "DJ Kicks" (! K7, 10) in our consciousness, a lesson in how to fuse techno and dubstep with infinite class. Its yet another project to record a new job with his new band where acoustic instruments are the protagonists. His time at this year's Sonar festival will serve to calibrate its staging. Bet on the winning horse.
MOM, I WANT TO PLAY IN A BAND
Sascha Ring is like a child with new shoes. After the flood of good reviews for its mix of mythological home! K7 and a more remarkable tour to promote it, its new fad exist under the umbrella of the label Mute will be his new home. Many changes in a short period of time. "Long ago I've been making music, about twelve years now. I've always been step by step, sometimes making small steps while other times I have taken some bigger. For example, the draft Moderat was a big step, we wanted to do something great and a good manager and in the end I think the thing went pretty well. It was definitely a highlight in my career to play with these guys (Modeselektor), as with Ellen Alien ago years. Both experiences taught me that I prefer to be accompanied on stage. I think it's much better to play live with more people on stage to share this exciting time. Also, I could make a childhood dream, as as a kid I always wanted to play in a band and play drums, "reveals an affable and communicative Sascha the other side of the phone.
In short, the guy had his punk spirit when I was a kid, like most of my neighbors. Her drive to surface the idea of the band and his signature on the contract with Mute did the rest. "I finished the album with the band around last Christmas. The truth is that it was very hard work has brought me occupied about two years. Then I handed the disk to my manager, Daniel Meteo. He liked it, and now is an independent label Mute seemed good to us both sides together and remove the goods from the band. "
HANG THE DJ
It's not all flowers and happy ending stories with Apparat decision to launch a new artistic journey. In indomitable artistic spirit, we add one more event that has tipped the balance. Like any change is there something that Sasha has left behind. "I was tired of electronic music for two reasons: first of myself playing the same thing and then the clubs in general electronics. I can say one thing very clear, no never tread a club just for fun. It is true that sometimes the meetings are worthwhile, but in 90% of cases I think it's just a room with people who want to merge to run riot drugs and find someone to fuck. As a musician, such scenes do not at all satisfactory, "he pulls out a Apparat released.
"I can not understand how there are DJs," he continues, "that may be twenty years of his career doing the same. The truth is that I'm not a very good dj, but not these guys understand that for every weekend are clicking up 7 in the morning ... must be something more, do not. "Because for a server has more reason than a saint and the Teuton is encouraged to crack, I insist with a statement something tricky but quite logical . How is it possible that after a successful "DJ Kicks" suddenly a cloudy toxic air so sweet a moment? Apparat replied emphatically that "it is logical. I think I've more or less tired when I reached my peak as a DJ. The mix of live presentation went very well, people responded well. Therefore it is best to leave ! For me it is an option to keep doing this simply because it works, you know I think many artists do not take responsibility for his work as DJ and are always blowing up the scene by clicking and doing this for years. It's pretty sad actually pisses me off so much and I do not want to step on the clubs. "
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Clarify the reasons and missed the German artist, what better to focus on the juicy new project up to. Meet the three remaining members: Nackt (also co-produced the disc) is responsible for the guitars, piano and keyboards. Ben Lauber, piano and synths also. Wahner Jörg command the percussion. The quartet has already prepared the first album for the hot month of August. Track number one tucked in the least: not the same band that formed to play live "Walls". The reason is "because the project of 'Walls' was more electronic. Now it's different because the idea is not to use the computer on stage, or at least play a whole song just using a laptop. Our idea is to play on stage as a band either. He obviously has electronic essence, we will not deny it, but retains a more human nature and therefore is a more intense, "clarifies Sascha.
Already adequately engaged in conversation about the details of this project, points out that "the reason I started this project is very easy, very instrumental album sounds, say that there is an equivalence in the use of computers and acoustic instruments. Therefore would sound like crap if you just took the stage with a laptop. As I said, I find it essential to be clothed with colleagues on stage and make something special happen. " Since the early interview about the new project, unfortunately we have not enjoyed a promotion in order to issue a first verdict and thirst quencher. The only advance of that we had was that of the officially published "Ash" and "Black Veil". A preview of what will be the rest of the album? "Indeed, the sound of the album is definitely similar to the theme of 'Ash'. Contains vocal conveys warmth and intensity and is never entirely electronic. The rest of the songs we wrote based on 'Ash', always looking for the human analog sounds and more possible. "
Indeed, to humanize electronics has always been a personal challenge of Apparat. A differential which of course was present at the conception and production of the disc. The artist himself shelled us that "I started writing all the songs when I was touring with Moderat. I then tried to move the new creations to the study, but did not work, perhaps because it was the right time. Then I went to Mexico also toured with Moderat and got into the study with Telefon Tel Aviv (unfortunately the only survivor) to rework the songs. It worked better and ended up in Berlin and refined. In the beginning was more electronics and the rest of the instrumental band, but eventually we all did everything plan was more in free will. We spent some time in the studio, always trying to perfect the sound to limits obsessive like coming home and discard everything done during that day. "
Two elements stand out in the new purpose of the tireless artist. On the one hand the use of instruments 'real' and another voice (although Mr. Ring and has shown it is able to do before, as in the great song "Rusty Nails" Moderat). On the first point states that "it was very hard face of real instruments again, refine it for hours and blended with the rest of the band. That got me thinking of all the energy he needed me this new project and the important value it meant to do. It's good to remind me, because now it seems that the music downloads no longer has any value. Play back instruments like the piano has been a great contrast. " Regarding his voice so often missed, it is quite clear: "Yes, every day is an instrument, but because almost force me to use it!" He says laughing, referring to his friends. "People around me forces me to always use more. The truth is that using it makes the songs take a more serious turn, makes the charges more realistic piece of music. Over time I have become much more confident in their use, say that I have no fear or respect as both a few years ago. "
With regard to direct to us in Sonar, the expectation could not be higher. "We're still polishing the details, because the show is being transformed as we played. We will be on stage four. I play guitar and bass sometimes . Say you will not be fiddling with the laptop. It will be a show look cinematic and very emotional. So let's dispense with the visual. We want everything to be very organic, so we do not want multimedia on stage. "Seek me in the front row.
Apparat Band will perform on Saturday 18 in the SonarHall (Sonar by Day)