Moderat discuss their upcoming hiatus, final Berlin concert

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  • Modeselektor and Apparat's last scheduled show as a trio happens at Berlin's Kindl-Bühne Wuhlheidein in early September.
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  • Moderat, the longtime collaboration between Modeselektor, AKA Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary, and Apparat, AKA Sascha Ring, will take an indefinite hiatus after they finish their current world tour. The Berlin trio, who've talked in recent months about going on hiatus, went into more detail on the matter in an article published last week in the magazine LOLA. "Moderat was planned as a recovery project from our individual ones," Ring says, to which Bronsert responds: "And now we have to recover from Moderat! We're all clear about a hiatus for the time being. It doesn't have a set timeframe; we don't yet know when we will continue with Moderat, and we also can't say 'if.' So this Berlin concert will be like the end of an era!" Moderat's final show—for now, at least—will take place at Berlin's sprawling open-air venue Kindl-Bühne Wuhlheide on Saturday, September 2nd. Mount Kimbie, whose next album, Love What Survives, comes out days later on Warp, will support. (Mark Ernestus' Ndagga Rhythm Force was the original supporting act, but the group had to cancel.) Bronsert says, "To play Wuhlheide was always our dream. We want it to be a grand finale." While the artists are well-loved for the Modeselektor and Apparat projects, Moderat propelled them to even greater heights of popularity as both a studio partnership and a globe-trotting live act. Their collaborative output has included a trilogy of albums, the most recent being last year's III.