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  • Audio CD (5 Dec 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Shitkatapult
  • ASIN: B0000CEWUH
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 298,662 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  2. Contradiction 4:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Steinholz 4:45£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  5. Wooden 5:25£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  8. Repeat Till Overload 2:15£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Cerro Largo 3:37£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Interrupt 20:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Steady Uprising 3:54£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Interrupt 30:55£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Negra Modelio 4:44£0.99  Buy MP3 

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 18 Nov 2005
Format: Audio CD
This album, best described as a collaboration between Apparat (Sascha Ring) and Duplex (John Matze & Chris Callahan, showcases an intricate electronic construction blended seemlessly with acoustic traditions in both vocals and guitar. Rarely does IDM venture into such folk expressions, but Apparat and Duplex achieve a perfect balance between the two. Similar to Efterklang, Apparat - Duplex is one of the few albums that dares to differ - a must buy...
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I've never come across an album that's affected me the way Apparat's 'Duplex' does. It's just so totally emotionally absorbing, tragic, sad, haunting, but still both melodic and somehow firmly driving in it's sound too. Apparat's earlier experimental techno (e.g. 'Multifunctionsebene' and 'TTTrial and Eror') had a much more Autechre-esque feel to them. Here, he moves into a more ambient influenced style of IDM, whilst maintaining certain aspects of the techno his earlier productions showcase (in particular this is evident in 'Repeat Till Overload' and the glitch effects throughout the album). Apparat's interest in a broader range of instruments begins to become apparent in this album too, as we hear saxophones and guitars sweep into the blend.

Duplex's darkest moment is the soul-shaking 'Wooden' (a track used by James Holden to open his legendary 'At the Controls' mix), whilst perhaps it's brightest is the harmonic 'Schallstrom'. Both are superb, but really this album is not just a collection of tunes but a coherent, flowing and brooding blend of beats and sounds, seemingly designed to pull on the heartstrings or provide a soundtrack to our quiet, reflective moments, rather than to get your foot tapping (although it may do that too).

Apparat has produced several albums since this, including the orchestrally orientated 'Walls' and, most recently, the more indie orientated 'The Devil's Walk'. His sound has certainly changed, and both the techno and ambient influence seems to have faded, which suggests there may well never be another album like this one from him. Whilst this is a shame, it makes this purchase all the more indispensible.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By Quik x - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Apparat is tops on my play list. Every song is filled with vivid emotion. I am in my late 20's, and I thought the days of feeling strong emotion from music were over. I have not had an album reach out and grab me emotionally like this since I was a teenager. It's like the way you felt the first few times listening to your first favorite album, before you knew it was. It will effect you weather you want it to or not. Like a good sound-scape to a movie scene. It may not be for everyone, but everyone should listen at least once. MUST HAVE FOR IDM/AMBIENT/TECHNO, AND ELECTRONIC MUSIC LOVERS. PLEASE TRUST ME.
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Very good. 1 Nov 2005
By Rufas Ventimiglia - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This is excellent. The first track, "Granular Bastard", is very powerful and has one of the best examples of buildup and release I've ever heard. "Steinholz" is very cold and gives off a strange aura. I honestly don't want to go through every track, but every one is very innovative and great. I also like the singing in the album and the instruments. This is also better than "Multifunktionsebene" just because of the pure feeling and power behind it. Try it out.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
amazing 19 Oct 2006
By corey swag - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
how has no one reviewed this? i know im not the only one to adore this piece of electronic love. throw on this gem and get intimate with that loved one. for fans of cex, stars as eyes, ellen allien, telefon tel aviv, styrofoam, the notwist, postal service...etc etc
Melodic de-re-fragmentation 6 July 2009
By Emlyn Addison - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
If Seurat had chosen a path of sound instead of light, I imagine it would have yielded something like this. This is particulate art: The disintegration and reintegration of discrete melodic, harmonic and rhythmic elements (that's granular synthesis to those close to the code-crunching musical artform).

This pointillistic music (the track "Wooden", in particular) shimmers and vibrates, curiously and hypnotic, ebbing and flowing in jagged, purposeful utterances.

Apparat's structures are dotted with vocals that are simple, distant, and present, but his focus is keenly instrumental. There is a sense of inescapability about this sound; like a machine that aims to break free--uselessly but beautifully--from its programming.

There is a kinship here with Arovane, Ulrich Schnauss, and later Autechre.
Apparat - Duplex 27 April 2011
By scoundrel - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
One could imagine that Sascha Ring, better known as Apparat, had in mind the organic and electronic when he named his album _Duplex_, because he certainly shares in both. Even though the opening track, "Granular Bastard," is all studio trickery and hissing, skittering percussion, "Contradiction" brings in a simple guitar around which the song builds, with the plaintive vocals coming in later. The winding and rewinding of "Wooden" add a certain melancholy to the track (the airy vocals help as well, of course). "Schallstrom" mixes harpsichord with some crispy rhythms, while "Cerro Largo" reprocesses guitars, sounding similar to Telefon Tel Aviv. The wild jazz saxophone of "Negro Modelo" adds a completely unexpected twist right at the end of the album. Once you move into the _Duplex_, you'll find it hard to leave.
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