Though I obviously already owned all the Simon & Garfunkel studio albums (if you don’t you should be ashamed 😜), I couldn’t resist this box set in near mint condish I found for cheap in a local second hand store today. Technically of course I didn’t need to buy their albums again but I really needed to... haha. I have a problem I know. 🤔🤪 Right now I listen to the Bookends album. Damn it’s nice. America is one of the best songs ever in my humble opinion. What’s your favorite s&g song/album? 🤔🖖🏼 #simonandgarfunkel#boxset
🇩🇪 I'm back with the colored cellophane to set the mood again, this time to some German electronica. We all now Germans are e x c e l l e n t at this massive genre. According to the Internet (very reliable source) Germany has the "largest electronic music scene in the world". So it's no wonder that one of the greatest electro super-groups happens to come from Berlin. Moderat consist of 2 parts Modeselektor & 1 part Apparat, two brilliant acts on their own but much like Run The Jewels, when they merge they create the most magical & exhilarating music.
Ok, ok so you do a face when you hear the word techno (or not, then good for you). But please do not associate &/or mistake this broad (it has so many subgenres, it's ridiculous) & amazing genre with other genres or bands that solely base their whole act on "beat drops" (no names mentioned but I think you know exactly what type of music I mean). Moderat makes the most pleasurable minimal techno with hints of ambient mixed with electronica & dark pop. Add to that Apparat's transcending voice & it's bound to make you move not only your feet BUT OH HERE IT COMES; Your mind. 🔮
I could never pick a favorite out of their three albums, I love them all in different ways. But if you don't know where to start I usually say this to customers & let them make up their mind:
- "Moderat" is their most accessible. Got some great electro-pop tracks mixed with some really complex songs.
- "II" is more ethereal, refined. Beautiful but still with an edge.
- And the one I'm holding "III" just got it all.
To sum up: definitely one of my favorite electronica bands from the past 15 years. Are you familiar with Moderat? If so, do you prefer them as a super-group or as solo acts? 💚💙 #moderat