SASCHA RING, the German electronica artist who plies his trade as Apparat, is set to release a limited edition four-album box set through Mute in mid-April collecting together a quartet of his recent soundtrack works.
It’s the first time these soundtracks will have been available on vinyl, and this rather lush edition will also include a 16-page booklet.
Soundtracks features the award winning soundtrack for Capri-Revolution, Mario Martone’s 2018 feature made with collaborator Philipp Thimm. Apparat’s work on this project was awarded Best Soundtrack at the 75th Venice Film Festival that year, Best Soundtrack by The Academy of Italian Cinema at the David di Donatello Awards in 2019, and Best Score at the 2019 Bari International Film Festival. The film itself features Ring and Thimm in cameo roles.
Also included is the soundtrack to Dämonen, Apparat’s second collaboration with influential German theatre director Sebastian Hartmann. The soundtrack is based on Hartmann’s theatrical production of Dostoevsky’s Demons, and was re-recorded and arranged for stand-alone release. You can hear “Joel”, from Dämonen, below.
The third disc, Equals Sessions, collates music from Equals, Drake Doremus’ 2015 film, winner of the Soundtrack Stars Award at the 72nd Venice Film Festival in 2015. This new presentation sees parts of the score (the full film score was originally written by Ring, Nackt and Dustin O’Halloran), re-arranged, re-recorded and updated by Sascha and Philipp last year.
Stay Still, again written with Philipp, is the soundtrack to Elisa Mishto’s debut feature, Stay Still (2019). The soundtrack includes an alternate version of ‘Bad Kingdom’, originally recorded by Moderat (Ring with Sebastian Szary and Gernot Bronsert of Modeselektor).
Apparat’s most recent album, LP5 (2019) was Grammy nominated and his previous solo release, Krieg und Frieden (Music for Theatre) continues his composition for theatre, film and television. In recent years his music has been used as the theme tune for the television series Dark and has featured in Breaking Bad, Nikita and more.
Apparat’s Soundtracks will be released as a limited 4xLP box by Mute on April 16th; you can pre-order it here.