The highly revered German experimentalist Apparat took to his facebook page this afternoon to share a new track entitled A Violet Sky, taken from his forthcoming album Krieg und Frieden (Music for Theatre) which will be released via Mute on February 15th. As with his previous album The Devil’s Walk, Apparat’s vocals feature prominently on the sombre track. Listen to it after the jump.
In the facebook post, Apparat also explained that the album consists of a soundtrack he composed for Sebastian Hartmann’s theatre production of Leo Tolstoy’s canonical novel War and Peace. Here’s the full post:
“Hi, 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 than a decade! If you stay i’m not gonna leave either.”
Shortly before posting the track, Apparat addressed his fans on facebook offering to answer any questions they had. Inevitably, the thread got totally swamped, however he did share some info, including a confirmation that Moderat will tour this year, that he wakes up too late for breakfast, he’s a fan of Sofia Coppola films that it took him over a month to record his DJ Kicks mix. When a fan asked ‘What stops you from breaking the rules?’, he responded “i’ve been to jail when i was young. i’m trying to not break rules anymore”
Listen to A Violet Sky here: