Today, we draw light on music in film and visuals – the significance of it, the need for it, and the sheer confusion we would endure without it (just imagine, for a moment, trying to make any sense of a movie without sound?!) So, as you can expect we’re particularly keen to share the news of a very exciting limited edition vinyl boxset release from sound-scapist, Apparat (aka Sascha Ring). Due out via Mute on April 16, 2021, Soundtracks offers a collection of four of the artist’s recent compositional projects for film and theatre.


In anticipation of this special release, enjoy ‘Joel’, taken from the Dämonen soundtrack.

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Soundtracks features the award-winning soundtrack for Capri-Revolution (2018, director: Mario Martone), made with frequent collaborator Philipp Thimm. Capri-Revolution was awarded Best Soundtrack at the 75th Venice Film Festival (2018), Best Soundtrack by The Academy of Italian Cinema at the David di Donatello Awards (2019), and Best Score at the 2019 Bari International Film Festival. The film itself features Ring and Thimm in cameo roles.


Dämonen is the soundtrack to Apparat’s second collaboration with influential German theatre director Sebastian Hartmann (their first, Krieg und Frieden (Music for Theatre) was released by Mute in 2013). Written with Thimm and Christoph Hamann, the soundtrack is based on Hartmann’s theatrical production of Dostoevsky’s Demons and was re-recorded and arranged for stand-alone release.

Equals Sessions collates music from Equals (2015, director: Drake Doremus), winner of the Soundtrack Stars Award at the 72nd Venice Film Festival (2015). This new presentation sees parts of the score (the full film score was originally written by Ring, Nackt, and Dustin O’Halloran), re-arranged, re-recorded, and updated by Ring and Philipp Thimm in 2020.


Stay Still – again written with Philipp Thimm – is the soundtrack to Elisa Mishto’s debut feature film, Stay Still (2019). The soundtrack includes an alternate version of ‘Bad Kingdom’, originally recorded by Moderat (Ring with Sebastian Szary and Gernot Bronsert of Modeselektor). You can listen to ‘Bad Kingdom (Lulu’s Version)’ HERE.


Apparat’s most recent album, LP5 (2019) was Grammy-nominated and his previous solo release, Krieg und Frieden (Music for Theatre) continued his ongoing work as a composer for theatre, film, and television. In recent years his music has been used as the theme tune for the Dark TV series (‘Goodbye’, from The Devil’s Walk) and featured in Breaking Bad, Nikita, and many more productions.


This is the first time these four soundtracks will be available on vinyl. The beautiful four-piece vinyl box set will include a 16-page booklet – this will be a popular one so we recommend you pre-order it via the link below.


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