Me and Moderat

21 11 2010

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted here on the blog, but I’ve got an IDM treat for you today (followed by a new track by me, inspired by them). Moderat is the collaborative project of Apparat and Modeselektor, two German artists based out of Berlin. The self-titled album Moderat, by Moderat, is pretty sensational. You definitely have to give it a chance to develop, particularly so you can hear the synth of Rusty Nails. It’s so cool. My favorites include:

Rusty Nails

A New Error

And now for my track, called ModerAAAATTTT:

http://soundcloud.com/markedfeatures/moderaaaatttt





Plaid, Double Figure (album)

23 04 2010

I’ve been hooked on this album by Plaid for the last couple weeks (coinciding with the first couple weeks I’ve had my new car (!), a 2003 Pontiac Vibe (!!), with a cd player (!!!)). They’re really great at, as a comment on the video below puts it, “moody electronic music.” It reminds me of Lusine but moodier, or Telepopmusik without vocals. It’s pretty sensational stuff. The second video is much more upbeat, IDM-style. It’s got crazy percussion, with a smooth driving synth and atmospheric pings. Somehow it just comes together. If I started making music, this is definitely a vein I’d like to try.

Plaid – Eyen

Plaid – Zala