- Format: VINYL
- Have: YES
- Released: 2022
Moderat's 4th album has more fantastic music by the band, but the album cover design and website use a typeface with upside down characters and altered glyphs.
This DLX album just arrived today in the post.I hadn't noticed the typeface used for this album because I hadn't seen it up close until now. Take a look at the website navigation text: Notice the 'S' as it is upside down. Several of the uppercase glyphs are upside down, but even more of the lowercase letters are as well, specifically the z, s, and the a is all wonky.
Discogs has notes that the album was created with several themes were on their minds about data during the pandemic.
Cover art design by PFA Studios in Berlin https://www.discogs.com/artist/10951964-PFA-Studios
During the 2022 tour in Europe, custom glow in the dark vinyl records were pressed for sale on tour.
- Fast Land 3:39
- Easy Prey 4:26
- Drum Glow 4:44
- Soft Edit 1:24
- Undo Redo 4:38
- Neon Rats 7:30
- More Love 4:36
- Numb Bell 5:23
- Doom Hype 4:06
- Copy Copy 4:23
First noticed earlier today:
More about this album on Discogs:
Licensed To – Monkeytown Records
Phonographic Copyright ℗ – Moderat
Copyright © – Moderat
Published By – Monkeytown Publishing
Published By – It's Complicated Publishing
Published By – Random Noize Musick
Mastered At – Calyx Mastering
Mastered At – Pauler Acoustics
Artwork [Artwork By] – PFA Studios
Engineer [Additional Engineering By] – Felix Zoepf
Lyrics By [Lyrics Written By] – Elisa Mishto (tracks: A1, A3 to B5), Sascha Ring
Mastered By – Bo Kondren
Mastered By [DMM] – H. P.*
Written-By, Producer [Produced By] – Gernot Bronsert, Sascha Ring, Sebastian Szary
Deluxe edition and 180 gram heavy vinyl per label website. Released in a die-cut outer sleeve, contains a printed inner sleeve with lyrics, and a fold-out Leporello poster. Some copies include a hype sticker. Preordered copies were shipped to customers one week earlier than the official release date.
Autographed versions were available for 24 hours only by leaving the comment CLEAN_MY_MEMORY during the preorder process.
Track A1 is an extended vinyl-exclusive edit, with a length of 5:08 compared to 3:39 on CD/digital releases.
The album title "More D4ta" is an anagram of Moderat 4 - to state this as the 4th album by the band. It also refers to the time when Moderat made this record: the corona pandemic when everything moved more and more into the digital world. Therefore is the release title on front, spine, back, inner sleeve, label side A and B and poster: "MORE D4TA".
Artist name on hype sticker: "MODER4T"
Artist name on back, inner and poster: "MODERAT"
Written and produced [in] Berlin [in] 2021.
Sebastian Szary & Gernot Bronsert published by Monkeytown Publishing
Elisa Mishto & Sascha Ring published by It's Complicated / Random Noize Musick
©+℗ 2022 Moderat
Second mastering studio and credit are derived from the runout etchings. '1I' is mirrored.
[Additional notes are via the Discogs website on this release]