Photo by: Phil Sharp

Watch the kaleidoscopic video for lead track ‘Dawan’ now.

Apparat, aka Sascha Ring, will return this March with his first studio album in six years, LP5. The album is his first solo release since 2013’s Krieg und Frieden (Music for Theatre), though in that time he recorded two albums with Moderat, the trio he founded with Modeselektor’s Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary.

Ring explains that it was only due to this collaboration that he felt able to return to his Apparat moniker, “I was only able to make the record this way because Moderat exists”, he says.

“Having a huge stage with Moderat gave me a setting for grand gestures and meant I could unburden Apparat from these aspirations”, Ring explains. “I don’t have to write big pop hymns here; I can just immerse myself in the details and the structures.”

The album sees the producer collaborating with cellist Philipp Thimm, and incorporates trombone, trumpet and saxophone, a harp, a double bass and other strings.

LP5 arrives on March 22 via Mute and is available to pre-order now. Check out the album artwork and tracklist below.

Apparat will also tour Europe in support of the album, with two UK dates at Brighton’s Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts on April 26 and London’s Barbican on April 27. Full details below.

Tracklist:

01. ‘Voi_Do’
02. ‘Dawan’
03. ‘Laminar Flow’
04. ‘Heroist’
05. ‘Means Of Entry’
06. ‘Brandenburg’
07. ‘Caronte’
08. ‘Eq_Break’
09. ‘Outlier’
10. ‘In Gravitas’

Apparat Live Tour 2019:

April 3 – Prague @ Spectaculare festival – NEW
April 5 – Naples @ Teatro Acacia
April 6 – Bologna @ Estragon
April 7 – Milano @ Alcatraz
April 10 – Riga @ Palladium
April 11 – Vilnius @ Loftas Art Factory
April 12 – Kiev @ Film Studios
April 16 – München @ Alte Kongresshalle
April 17 – Paris @ La Gaite Lyrique – SOLD OUT
April 18 – Hamburg @ Kampnagel
April 19 – Rotterdam @ Motel Mozaique
April 20 – Amsterdam @ Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ
April 23 – Leipzig @ Täubchenthal
April 26 – Brighton @ Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts
April 27 – London @ Barbican
April 28 – Brussels @ AB
May 3 – Llubljana @ Kino Šiška
May 4 – Krems @ Donau Festival
May 10 – Berlin @ Tempodrom
May 17 – Moscow @ Izvestia Hall – RESCHEDULED
May 18 – St. Petersburg @ Aurora
May 30 – Barcelona @ Primavera Sound Festival
Jun 22 – Katowise @ Tauron Nowa Muzyka
July 26 – Lugano @ Roam Festival
August 10 – Basel @ Kaserne Open Air

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