“A battle is won by him who is firmly resolved to win it”, wrote Leo Tolstoy.

Apparat, it seems, has taken that bromide to heart, pulling out the stops for his forthcoming seventh studio LP. As Resident Advisor report, the seasoned producer will release new album Krieg Und Frieden in February – and the whole thing is inspired by Tolstoy’s 1869 epic War And Peace.

Krieg Und Frieden takes its cues from director Sebastian Hartmann’s theatrical adaptation of the novel, commissioned by German arts festival Ruhrfestspiele. Apparat subsequently spent a month working with a 30 piece instrumental ensemble to record a soundtrack for the show, and, after some studio tweaking, has now readied the recording for commercial release.

According to German producer, the album is “a bit of a weird record not many beats and lots of drones…It’s the first record ever that didn’t hurt at some point. It’s full of imperfection because it was made by humans.” Fingers crossed this is going to be on trend in 2013: we’d love to see a Modeselektor rerub of Anna KareninaLeowave, anybody?

Mute will handle the release of the LP, which is primed to drop on February 15. Album track ‘A Violent Sky’ is available to stream/download below.



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