Moderat is an electronic music project that originated in Berlin, Germany. The collaboration started between Sascha Ring, also known as Apparat, and Modeselektor members, Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary.
Moderat’s first release was an EP, Auf Kosten der Gesundheit, in 2002. Their first full length album, Moderat, was released seven years later due to creative disagreements and different opinions on how they should work.The album received mostly favorable reviews. NOW magazine gave the album 4 out of 5 points describing it as “quite creative and surprisingly catchy”, and Urb 5 out of 5, praising it for being “extremely beautiful and catchy”.
In 2009, the readers of the online electronic music magazine, Resident Advisor, voted Moderat “The #1 Live Act Of The Year”.In 2010, they were voted “The #7 Live Act” by the readers of the same website. Moderat toured Europe throughout the summer and autumn of 2010, playing mostly festivals.
Moderat’s second album, II was released on August 2, 2013 digitally and August 6, 2013 physically through Monkeytown Records and Mute in the United States. The first video from II was “Bad Kingdom,” an illustrated piece directed and produced by Pfadfinderei about a young British man in 1966 London traversing a greedy underworld.
On March 29th 2016 Moderat’s third album III was released in Germany. A month before a video to Reminder was released on youtube.