Taken from Moderat's single "Reminder"
Release date: February 19, 2016
...a rebellious teenager slaves away in a dystopian world, harvesting crystals from a vast grey landscape. This sparkling bounty is given as an offering to a tribal deity, who resides in a shrine guarded by sentinels with green glowing masks, where he is constantly under attack from an army of drones…
Take a moment to imagine what it would be like to live in that world.
The new video for "Reminder" - the first single from the upcoming album "Moderat III" - will take you there!
PFADFINDEREI, Moderat’s long-time creative partner for visual works, came up with the innovative idea of using gaming aesthetic and VR production tools to make the experience truly, and uniquely, immersive and invited SEHSUCHT Berlin, to realize the full scope of this ambitious project.
Mate Steinforth and the SEHSUCHT Berlin team developed the imaginative, politically charged narrative.
Produced by SEHSUCHT Berlin
Written and directed by Mate Steinforth
Initial concept, co-art direction and graphics by PFADFINDEREI
SFX by Volker Pannes / Shakeup
"Reminder" & "Reminder - Remixes" are out now.
Earlier this month, Modeselektor and Apparat's collaborative project Moderat coursed through speakers with a new single titled "Reminder." Now, that same track has been treated to some accompanying visuals.
The clip adopts a videogame-esque aesthetic to tell the story of a rebellious teenage crystal slave in a dystopian future. The drama unfolds as he attempts to deliver the sparkling goods to an ominous deity who is constantly under attack.
Dark, gritty and beautifully animated with virtual reality production tools, it's a politically charged offering to accompany the pop-tinged electro tune.
"Reminder" appears on Moderat's upcoming album III, which is out April 1 through Mute/Monkeytown.