My friend Bryan Byczek tweeted yesterday about this new track from Apparat, the German electronic musician, and I’ve been listening to it a lot ever since. The single, titled A Violent Sky, is taken from his upcoming album Krieg und Frieden (Music for Theatre), which is based on Sebastian Hartmann’s theatre production of Tolstoy’s War & Peace. Pretty heady concept, no? The track itself is a real winner though, with a looping piano as the backbeat, and Apparat’s voice gliding over the top of everything. Really looking forward to this album, especially if this is any indication of it’s quality. The album comes out February 15th on Mute Records.
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