Chennai grooved to the Eletronica act of Apparat on the evening of August 28th at the Indo-German Urban Mela. As part of the collaborative celebration of the "Germany and India 2011-2012: Infinite Opportunities", to mark 60 years of diplomatic ties between the two, this tour has already presented richly textured, emotional electronica and heavy sci-fi soul in Mumbai and Kolkata before enthralling the audience in Chennai.
Commenting with delight after his performance, Sascha Ring - from Apparat said, "It has been great performing in India so far and the crowd here at Chennai is simply amazing! They seemed to enjoy to the core as I played new songs (and some older ones) with a live band. It gives me immense pleasure to have performed live here as it's hard to transform a computer record for the stage."
Presenting "Apparat" is part of the ongoing effort of the Goethe-Institut to promote intercultural music exchange. The need for Electronic music in Chennai is manifested by a soaring public interest for some festivals (examples in this context are the "Go:Madras - Electronic Music Festival 2012" or the "Saarang Festival", both in Chennai) and local trendy DJs (for instance Shiva Moon, Ajmal or Tanseer), mainly creating their own songs.
For followers of evolving acts in electronic music, Apparat was a sure shot treat for Chennaiites. Often described as the missing link between Steve Reich and Radiohead; and after following the wide success of the 2011 album "The Devil's Walk", Apparat (Sascha Ring) will now perform in Delhi on 30th August 2012 at Blue Frog.