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ARTIST
TITLE
Silizium EP
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
STRIKE 053CD STRIKE 053CD
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RELEASE DATE
5/3/2005

2011 repress. Originally recorded for a Peel Session at the BBC in 2004, Silizium EP is a full-length release from Berlin-based Apparat. "A balance between things that you know people will like and things that you think people will like" is what John Peel had to say on his homepage about Apparat's music programming concept. John Peel passed away a few months later from a heart attack while vacationing in Peru. Apparat (Sascha Ring) could only find a more fitting farewell mood with the rerecording of his session: a sonic dedication to a huge mentor from Shitkatapult and their people. Apparat is known as a fluctuating mood-maker by way of his computer companion, swinging the composer's stick with emotion and conducting pieces of lonely melancholic beauty with godly discretion. New strings are thanks to the violin and cello of Kathrin Pfänder and Lisa Stepf aka Complexácord, whose soul-drenched expression lets your mind sway, as they harmonize with dreamlike perfection. It reminds one once again of the experimental modus operandi combining classical instruments with electronic music. Singer Raz Ohara and clarinet/sax player Hormel Eastwood find their chosen virtuous and emotional space on this promising cloud. What remains are warm dark drops of elegiac pop that pour down the back of your heart. Also includes remixes from Bus, Telefon Tel Aviv, and Rechenzentrum.