Apparat follows up his 2006 collaboration with Ellen Allien ‘Orchestra of Bubbles’ with a new solo LP. ‘Walls’ will be released in late May.
The Berlin laptopper apparently honed the material for the record over two years, in between live dates with Ellen Allien and solo shows. “This record isn't really a focused and conceptual production," Apparat told RA. "It's more of a 'last two years of Apparat compilation.' That's why there's so much different stuff on it, a lot of different influences. When I worked with Ellen we had a certain amount of time and a plan of what we wanted to do. When I made ‘Walls’ I just collected some of the best ideas out of a folder with around seventy unfinished tracks and finished them."
The fourteen-track album promises cellos and vibraphones on ‘Not a Number’, pop on ‘Bassis’ and even bluesy rock on ‘Hailin’ from the Edge’. The album includes a number of vocal cuts, including four tracks sung by Raz Ohara (who featured on Apparat’s ‘Sizilium’ EP) and three tracks sung, for the first time, by Apparat himself. What does he sing like? The press release states that he “whips up a golden falsetto that could give Thom Yorke a run for his money.” Check out the evidence on ‘Arcadia’ over at Apparat’s MySpace. Sounds about right to us.
Look out also for a 12” vinyl also in May, Apparat’s ‘Hold On’ featuring vocals by Raz Ohara. It’ll be backed by Chris de Luca vs. Phon.o and Modeselektor remixes.
Berliners can look forward to a record release party at the Volksbühne on the May 27th with Apparat, Ellen Allien, T.Raumschmiere, Chris de Luca vs. Phon.o, Transforma and Telefon Tel Aviv in attendance.
1 Not a Number
2 Hailin From the Edge – feat. Raz Ohara on vocals
3 Useless Information
5 Holdon – feat. Raz Ohara on vocals
6 Fractales pt.1
7 Fractales pt.2
8 Birds – feat. Apparat on vocals
9 Arcadia – feat. Apparat on vocals
10 You Don’t Know Me
11 Headup – feat. Raz Ohara on vocals
12 Over and Over – feat. Raz Ohara on vocals
13 Like Porcelain
Apparat ‘Walls’ is out on Shitkatapult on May 25th 2007.