Moderat II

We are happy to announce that the long awaited Moderat ‘II’ album is out now. Producing this album has been an exciting and intensive experience for us.
Thanks to everyone involved! Hope to catch you all during our tour!
Please check for updates & tour dates!

Krieg & Frieden tour

In two days we will start touring K&F and we’re pretty exited about it. It’s a special show with a pretty open concept and quite a bit of improvisation involved. We’ll be playing as a four piece (Violin, Cello, Keys, Electronics) and are accompanied with live visuals by Transforma (

Krieg und Frieden – Music for Theatre

i made a record and i’m quite proud of it. It’s the first record ever that didn’t hurt at some point. It’s full of imperfection because it was made by humans. I decided to not do a single interview, skip the promo marathon and make it available for you asap. This time YOU are the promo machine. Please share if you want to support what i’m doing.
Krieg und Frieden is the theatre soundtrack i wrote last year. We went to the studio and made a bit of a weird record with not many beats and lots of drones. I hope you like it.
I’d like to thank Mäckie and Phillip and everyone who was involved! And i want to thank you for listening to my music for more then a decade! If you stay i’m not gonna leave either.

Apparat / Krieg und Frieden – Music for Theatre will be out on MUTE February 15th (18th).


Influences interview for Bloc.

I had a little conversation with Bloc. about my influences. 90s rave stories, bassdrums and strobe lights… You should check it out and if you’re around you should consider going to the festival next week in london. It’s an amazing lineup!

Krieg & Frieden

I’ve been working on new music for a theatre play opening at Ruhrfestispiele in Recklinghausen next week. It’s for Tolstoi’s “Krieg und Frieden” directed by Sebastian Hartmann featuring Heike Makatsch and lots of amazing actors from Centraltheater Leipzig. I will be performing live with Christoph “Mäckie” Hamann and Philipp Thimm.
Dates are May 10th – 14th. Info here.
(c) painting by Tilo Baumgärtel

Canceled Shows

we are very sorry to have to announce that Jörg, our drummer, broke his arm in an accident after the great (and sold out) show in Paris this Saturday. We have to cancel a number of shows in Swiss and Germany in April and postpone them to November.
But from June onwards all shows will be happening as planned.

Here are the new dates for the April shows in Bern, Aarau, Erlangen, Jena and Berlin:

04.11. CH-Bern – Dachstock
05.11. CH-Aarau – Kiff
06.11. Erlangen – E werk
07.11. Jena – Cassablanca
08.11. Berlin – Berghain

Tickets for the cancelled April shows will still be valid for the new shows in November.

Ash-Black Veil MTV live session

Last December we’ve done a video session at Hebbel Theater in Berlin. Unfortunately you can only see the whole thing if you are watching from Germany so we were happy when we found one of the songs on Youtube. We hope you like it as much as we do.

Download the alternative Candil version!

Apparat – Candil De La Calle (Apparat Dub Mix) by Mute UK
Sascha made an alternative version of Candil De La Calle. It’s on the new Candil EP that comes with a Fennesz and a DJ Koze remix or can be downloaded here!

Summer Festivals

The first bunch of summer festivals just got announced… Lots of updates in the “shows” section and still a lot to come. Stay tuned!

Free Apparat remix of Warren Suicides «Moving Close»

Moving Close (Apparat Rmx) by apparat
This one is for all the ravers out there! 
Download the Apparat remix of Warren Suicides “Moving Close” and make sure to check out their album “World Warren III” on Shitkatapult! The free download will be only available for a few days!