Monkeytown Records

Moderat – Live


Monkeytown Records

Moderat – Live


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Long-touted as one of electronic music’s must-see acts, Moderat closes out 2016 with a live release to commemorate their career peak. The sleeve art for Live, recorded in a sold-out hometown show in Berlin in June of this year, features a layered representation of the figures on the covers of previous albums I, II, and III, a clear flagging of the synthesis achieved on III.

Moderat "Live" LP comes in a manually assembled cardboard box featuring a hand-pulled screen print adaption of the last Moderat Live CD cover. It includes the photobook "in my eyes" by Birgit Kaulfuss. – PopMatters and Monkeytown Records 

“Live may not be the full experience, but it is a full experience, spanning the entirety of Moderat’s still-young catalogue, with particular emphasis on III. 

The results range from spellbinding to propulsive, and most places in between. Moderat give their all to the ecstatic Berlin crowd, whose cheering forms the interstitial matter in between the 14 tracks of this fluid set list. “Eating Hooks” is expanded into a nearly ten-minute-long trance: after the album version concludes, the trio then segues into the Siriusmo remix of the song, extending the impact of Ring’s climactic vocal delivery (“Under my skin / Lies the world feeding / The cure of myself”). The crowd goes appropriately nuts for a pitch-perfect rendition of “Bad Kingdom” that has Szary and Bronsert injecting spastic rhythmic interruptions into the beat. Best of all is the elongated closer “No. 22”, whose tantric main riff caps off the performance masterfully. It’s impossible not to imagine the waves of bodies dancing along to the music. If Live is the sound of Moderat in 2016, then it’s safe to say that 2016 was Moderat’s year.” – Pop Matters

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Monkeytown Records


2 × Vinyl, 12"

Box Set, Album, Reissue



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Electro, Techno, IDM, Ambient

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