Apparat, 'The Devil's Walk' (Mute)

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The Devil's Walk
Critical Mass
Release Date: September 27, 2011
Label: mute

by Garrett Kamps

Apparat's Sascha Ring has opened for Radiohead (as one half of Moderat), released 2007's acclaimed full-lengthWalls, and helped shape modern techno by cofounding the Shitkatapult label (apparently there'sa German word for everything). Now, likeJames Blake's recent work,The Devil's Walk creates a compelling mix of programming virtuosity, songcraft, and plaintive vocals, with spastic blips fluttering amid languid string washes, while a ?mechanical scrim obscures and accentuates the underlying emotions. If Say Anything were made today, John Cusack might blare "Black Water" from his portable, solar-powered, high-end MP3-bazooka tube.

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