Record of the Day n°10: Moderat - II Missing You - Records of Yesteryear
I discovered Moderat late. And was disappointed to have just missed one of their tours at the time. I still haven't seen them live yet but it's certainly on the list.
I LOVE all their work to date. I cannot fault a track.
This is emotion-filled, atmospheric, dark vibey, ethereal, rolling-sometimes-thumping music to get lost in - without the high BPM unless you're going for one of the remixes.
Album II starts with a short interlude of spacey-type-filler sound then kicks, banging and thumping, into Bad Kingdom, my favourite of all the tracks. Great vocals, melancholy dark lyrics and a heart pumping baseline, for me, this is one of those tracks you play again and again until you've over-dosed and have to take some time out.
The rest of the album doesn't disappoint.
Versions is beautifully crafted and perfect if you want to shut all the curtains, turn off the lights and just dance - swaying/fast/punchy/some-sort-of-express-yourself-get-it-out-of-your-system dancing. And the drop... YES!
Let in the Light provides a little light to proceedings. Milk just rolls on and on and gets bassier and darker as it goes. You need Therapy after it, which balances slightly more uplifting notes with an ongoing strong bass and beat.
Gita is more about the beautiful vocals and a lighter melody offset to slightly crazed notes of ongoing twistedness. Another interlude Clouded before dark, strangling Ilona.
Damage Done is slow paced and considered, regretful vocals to take us finally to This Time which nicely seals the deal alternating between pure chords and swelling bass laced with an ethereal despairing (or hopeful depending on your interpretation) cry.
Afterwards you can have a whisky or go listen to some disco to lighten up depending on how you feel. #dancemusic #electronicmusic #electronica #moderat #musicblogger #musicblog #recordoftheday