Apparat reveal full scale Euro tour & FREE MP3


Apparat announces details of the first full scale tour as a four-piece band, with UK dates including London’s Scala on 25 July, and dates across the UK in October (full details below). Download the track ‘Black Water’ for free below, its lifted from their album The Devil’s Walk.

It is safe to say that any electronic music enthusiast will have come across Berlin artist Sascha Ring at some point. Whether it be via the releases of his first three albums under Apparat, through the music of electronic supergroup Moderat, through his collaborations with other music greats such as Ellen Allien, or at one of his epic live club or festival performances, Sascha’s restless presence within the field of electronic music is unavoidable and elementary to the evolution of the genre. The past year has seen Sacha’s creative focus return once again to Apparat. For the album, which was conceived during a trip to Mexico in early 2010, Sascha enlisted the talents of Joshua Eustis (of Telefon Tel Aviv) and Fredo Noguerira to help him write the music in a makeshift studio in the small town of Sayulita. After experiencing a lull in creative productivity induced by his return to Europe, it was upon meeting Patrick “Nackt” Christensen (formerly of electro-goth outfit Warren Suicide,) that Sacha became re-inspired. With the Nackt on board as a co-producer they re-worked the Mexican material taking it in a new and more esoteric direction, arriving at the majestic finished product that is The Devil’s Walk. As an early track to be taken from the album, Black Water is a striking composition, compelling not only in its emotional content and aural beauty, but also in its capacity to represent Apparat’s eclectic make-up and their aptitude for breaking down electronic boundaries. As the mastermind behind Apparat’s evolution, Sascha approaches many of the mechanics of techno music; richly textured layers, sombre melodies and entrancing dynamics and revises them to produce an orchestral work, driven by fervent emotion rather than mechanical rhythm. His melancholic vocal supplements guitars, keyboards and drums. Together they are suggestive of the progression from studio computer production to stage performance with a live band. Within The Devil’s Walk, Sascha has evidently transcended both his love for techno and his expert programming skills to investigate an unknown musical realm. Apparat prove they have the faculty to captivate listeners everywhere.

9 July – Netherlands – Amsterdam, Westerunie Pitch
15 July – Germany – Graifenhainichen Melt festival
23 July – Italy – Rome – M.I.T. festival
25 July – UK – London – Scala
6 August – Austria – Salzburg – Stuck Festival
13 August – Italy – Noto (SR) – NOT Fest 2011
19 August – Belgium – Hasselt Pukkelpop – Festival
27 August – Poland – Katowice – 5 Tauron Festival Nowa Muzyka9 Sep – Germany – Berlin Festival at Tempelhof
23 Sep – Germany – Hamburg – Übel&Gefaehrlich at Reeperbahnfestival24 Sep – Italy – Padova – Teatro Geox
8 Oct – France – Caen – Nordik Impakt festival at Auditorium Ecole
9 Oct – France – Tourcoing – Le Grand Mix
10 Oct – France – Cenon – Le Rocher De Palmer
11 Oct – France – Angers – Le Chabada
12 Oct – France – Paris – La Gaite Lyrique
14 Oct – UK – Bristol – Arnolfini
15 Oct – Slovakia – Bratislava – Electronic Beats at MMC
16 Oct – UK – Brighton – The Haunt
17 Oct – UK – Leeds – Brudenell Social Club
18 Oct – UK – Manchester – The Ruby Lounge
19 Oct – UK – Glasgow – The Arches21 Oct – Netherlands – Amsterdam – Paradiso
22 Oct – Netherlands – Nijmegen – Doornroosje
23 Oct – Belgium – Brussels – Ancienne Belgique
28 Oct – Hungary – Budapest – Electronic Beats Festival (TBC!! )30 Oct – Luxemburg – Rockhal31 Oct – Germany – Leipzig – Centraltheater
1 Nov – Switz – Zürich – Kaufleuten
2 Nov – Germany – Frankfurt – Mousonturm
3 Nov – Italy – Turin – club to club festiva
l4 Nov – Italy – Rome – Circolo degli Artisti5 Nov – Italy – Bologna – Link Club8 Nov – Austria – Vienna – Flex
9 Nov – Germany – Munich – Kammerspiele
10 Nov – Germany – Stuttgart – Waagenhallen
11 Nov – Germany – Heidelberg – Karlstorbahnhof at Enjoy Jazz
12 Nov – Germany – Dresden – Beatpol Tickets for the Scala are priced at £15 plus booking fee, and available from: Tickets for the October UK shows are available from:

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