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APPARAT – Uk and European tour + New Album released on Mute!

| On 07, Jul 2011


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).

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.

The Devil’s Walk is released on 26 September 2011 on Mute


  Apparat – Black Water by Mute UK



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 Muzyka

9 Sep – Germany – Berlin Festival at Tempelhof

23 Sep – Germany – Hamburg – Übel&Gefaehrlich at Reeperbahnfestival

24 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 Arches

21 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 – Rockhal

31 Oct – Germany – Leipzig – Centraltheater 

1 Nov – Switz – Zürich – Kaufleuten 

2 Nov – Germany – Frankfurt – Mousonturm 

3 Nov – Italy – Turin – club to club festival

4 Nov – Italy – Rome – Circolo degli Artisti

5 Nov – Italy – Bologna – Link Club

8 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:

The Devil’s Walk Tracklisting

Sweet Unrest

Song Of Los

Black Water


Candil De La Calle

The Soft Voices Die


Ash/Black Veil

A Bang In The Void

Your House Is My World