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Electronic acts Modeselektor and Apparat are capable of making some great sounds together in their joint outing as Moderat: proof of that can be heard in the crisp beats and textures of “Milk”.
But the Berlin producers are undone by a fateful weakness for plaintive male vocalists whose earnest drones crop up repeatedly on their second collaborative album Moderat II.
“I see the damage I’ve done,” one maunders towards the end – an all-too-accurate assessment of the drizzly chillwave that blankets much of the record like soggy grey clouds.
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