Boomkat Product Review:
Edging closer towards fully-orchestrated songs with every release, "Silizium" is a perfect mini-album follow-up to last year's acclaimed "Duplex" , building itself around a core of tracks originally recorded for the late John Peel back in May 2004 and adding contributions from Raz Ohara on vocals, beautifully arranged strings from Kathrin Pfander and Saxophone from Hormel Eastwood. The release also features remixes from Telefon Tel Aviv, Rechenzentrum and Bus. The title track rests at the core of this set, vastly expanding Sascha Ring's sonic vocabulary into one fully aware of its acoustic surroundings, integrating a weave of strings into a delicately fractured electronic underlay. Beautiful music taking Murcof and Max Richter for influence, imbuing them with a specially modified Apparat agenda. Raz Ohara's Vocals feature on three of these new tracks and go even further to illustrate Sascha's compositional prowess, the intricacies and fluctuations of the production never stealing the limelight from the harmonies that just work so well. This is another scene-stealing release from Apparat, marking himself apart from the stale formulaic disciplines IDM has struggled to free itself from over the last year or so. Buy without hesitation.