A week before its release, NPR brings us the streaming of “The Devil's Walk”, the fifth album by Sascha Ring, alias Apparat. Recorded between Mexico and Europe, it's the record on which the German goes all pop, rather than continuing with his expansive electronica. So we get ten humid and melancholic compositions with majestic arrangements, played solemnly. The languid tone of Ring's voice is more important than ever, gravitating between complex passages full of fragile piano play and impressive string sections that bring a shoe-gaze feel to the whole album. Mute will release it on the 26th of September, so press play and decide whether it deserves a spot on your record shelves.