LP5 is the Berlin artist's first solo album in six years, following Krieg und Frieden ("Music For Theatre"), also via Mute, in 2013. Just as he's done with previous work, he has collaborated with cellist Philipp Thimm. Other instrumentation includes trombone, trumpet, saxophone, harp, double bass, and strings. The record was captured over endless group improvisations and orchestral sessions, recorded in Berlin at AP4, JRS, Vox-Ton, and Hansa Studios.
"I was only able to make the record this way because Moderat exists. Having a huge stage with Moderat gave me a setting for grand gestures and meant I could unburden Apparat from these aspirations. I don't have to write big pop hymns here; I can just immerse myself in the details and the structures." — Apparat
Coinciding with the announcement, Apparat and Mute have revealed the album's first single and accompanied music video, "DAWAN." You can check out the video below, with pre-order for LP5 here.
A few weeks after the launch of LP5, Apparat will head out on an extensive tour across Europe, U.K., Spain, and Russia (full dates).
03. LAMINAR FLOW
05. MEANS OF ENTRY
10. IN GRAVITAS
LP5 LP lands in March.