One Inch Badge presents
Wed 19 Oct 2011 | 7.30pm doors | £13.50 + bf
8.15pm When Saints Go Machine
Apparat comes to the Arches, Glasgow as part of his first full scale tour with a four-piece band, recreating his ambient, techno-driven electronica live on stage.
Moving from a provincial east German town to Berlin in 1997 (“one of the best decisions I ever made”), talented producer Sascha Ring was soon collaborating with BPitch founder Ellen Allien and releasing tracks under his moniker Apparat. 2007 album Walls, featuring Arcadia and You Don’t Know Me, was released on Allien’s label to huge critical acclaim, and cementing his hallmark combination of “the mechanized pulse and sonic possibilities of techno with good old bliss-out dreams” (Pitchfork).
Around the same time, Ring had been working on Moderat, a collaboration with the Modeselektor boys which officially started in 2002 with an EP. Finally releasing their self-titled debut in 2009, they quickly became known as one of the best electronic live acts around (being voted such by Resident Advisor in 2009), with tracks such as Rusty Nails and Seamonkey from their self-titled debut album fast becoming standard inclusions in the mixtapes of the electronic cognescenti.
His fourth album The Devil’s Walk, released earlier this year, followed a stunning and highly-rated DJ Kicks compilation, betraying Ring’s talent at both creating and curating huge, elegiac dark clouds of emotional electronica.
Support comes from When Saints Go Machine, the Danish electro-pop act probably best known for their 2009 track Fail Forever. Their beautiful new single Parix is taken from their Konkylie album, released in May this year.
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Legendary international acts, cult festivals and the most exciting new bands collide at one of the city’s most eclectic live venues.
It’s perhaps natural that, as one of the nation’s most unusual live music venues, our programme spans rock, pop, indie, electronica, soul, jazz, country, metal, folk, and the many sub-genres inbetween. The unique atmosphere and space of the building means it’s often used for anything from intimate acoustic gigs to stage-diving, sweaty rammies and slick, spectacular international concerts.
Supporting the best examples of the known and the not-so-known, the Arches stage is host to everything from the latest stars of leftfield pop, such as Grimes and Chvrches, to alternative indie rock acts such as Peace and Yeasayer, prog and rock heroes such as The Fall, Swans and Dinosaur Jnr, and cutting edge electronic talent, from Rustie to James Blake.
We also regularly plays host to international legends – from Martha Reeves to Ben E. King to Jane Birkin – and provide the perfect multi-room setting for various festivals, from Celtic Connections to the Glasgow Jazz Festival. In 2012, the hallowed arches played hosted to the UK-wide Africa Express tour, featuring Damon Albarn, Baaba Maal and a trainload of world music stars, and in 2013, the building was transformed into a sonic Cineplex for our own co-curated cult event the Glasgow Music and Film Festival, featuring live film scores and AV sets from Jeff Mills, Dieter Moebius and Raime.
“A classical gig in the vaults of Scotland’s dance mecca might sound an odd prospect, but the Arches proved the perfect setting”
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