RIYL: Moderat, Apparat, Siriusmo, Clark, Pantha du Prince

Label: Monkeytown Records

Berlin based Modeselektor returns with an 8 track LP after two years in the making. The quote below sums up everything that I could say about it, so I’ll get down to the logistics of the limited releases. Bleep usually does a limited pressing for them, which this time is limited to 200 pressings. It’s been out for a few days so I’m sure it will sell out soon. Bleep and bandcamp also have a limited picture disc available which looks pretty sweet. Buy it now has the Bleep link, and the bandcamp link is right here.

This is the new album by Modeselektor. It has been in the works for two years and was made within a month. It’s a record offering essential Modeselektor, a record formed by experience, self confidence and the usual madness. It raises a question and answers it straight away. „Who Else” is yet another counteraction to boredom and formulaic approaches. Hear Modeselektor casually kicking against the pricks. Somebody’s gotta do it. Who else?

Technical knowledge and craftsmanship have improved their creative process, but in the studio they are driven by the same old things. It’s the quest for the beat they haven’t made yet, the eternal hunt for the perfect mix. No bass drum sounds like the other on this record, no snare repeats itself in a different track. Each hi-hat is tailor-made, no synth sound recycled on another occasion. This isn’t one of those predictable techno records, and that’s what makes it such an effort: the endless search for new sounds while always bearing in mind that less is more.

„Who Else” represents the sound of Berlin in all its ambivalence. It is a record freed from outside pressure, only driven by a personal ambition to once more put out a great album. We’re happy they made it and looking forward to see them back on stage.

The Details

Bleep Exclusive:
Limited to 200
Pressed on lilac coloured vinyl
Includes poster artwork with download code
Estimated Shipping: 21.02.19
MTR096

Bandcamp:
Limited 1x LP picture vinyl gatefold edition with fully printed inner sleeve incl. poster with download code.

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Price $28.49

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