Legendary supergroup Moderat amazed on their debut Australian tour
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11.03.2023

Legendary supergroup Moderat amazed on their debut Australian tour

Moderat

The legendary German supergroup Moderat brought their unique sound to Australia

Helmed by Pfadfinderei and the union of producers Apparat and Modeselektor, electronic supergroup Moderat are one of a kind.

No one does electronic quite like the Germans: hailing from Berlin, Moderat have taken over stages including Coachella, Glastonbury and Primavera. Their music is an experience with raw and captivating electronic synths, blended with pop vocals making their music both danceable and captivating.

MORE D4TA, Moderat’s latest creation is the result of hours of experimentation on modular rigs to create a sound that blends the spheres of emotive pop and atmospheric electronics. The result of over two decades of collaboration, their latest album comes after their 2017 hiatus.

As the lights dim and the first notes reverberate through the venue, a sense of anticipation fills the air. Moderat’s music is a hypnotic blend of intricate melodies, thumping basslines, and ethereal vocals, drawing listeners into a world of sonic exploration and emotional resonance. From the haunting beauty of “A New Error” to the adrenaline-fueled energy of “Bad Kingdom,” each track takes on a new dimension in the live setting, enveloping the audience in a whirlwind of sound and emotion.

But it’s not just the music that captivates—it’s the visuals that accompany it. Moderat’s live performances are a feast for the senses, with stunning projections and lighting design that complement the music perfectly. From abstract shapes and patterns to mesmerizing animations and film clips, the visuals add an extra layer of depth and immersion to the experience, transforming the stage into a canvas for artistic expression.

At the heart of Moderat’s live show is the synergy between Modeselektor and Apparat, two visionary artists whose collaborative chemistry is palpable from the moment they step on stage. With Modeselektor’s knack for crafting infectious beats and Apparat’s talent for evocative songwriting, the duo creates a sonic landscape that is both innovative and accessible, pushing the boundaries of electronic music while staying true to their unique aesthetic.

As the performance reaches its climax and the audience is swept away by the pulsating rhythms and captivating visuals, there’s a sense of collective euphoria and unity among the crowd—a recognition that they are witnessing something truly special. For in that moment, Moderat transcends the confines of the stage and becomes something more than just a band—they become a conduit for collective experience and shared emotion, connecting people through the universal language of music and art.