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I won't give any spoilers for those who haven't watched it yet, but that was a sweet use of Apparat's "Goodbye" in Sunday night's Breakng Bad Season 4 finale (the episode that was appropriately titled "face off"). The song comes from Apparat's new album The Devil's Walk which was released on 9/27 via Mute. The album's inspiration/theme is also fitting for for the meth-fueled AMC show and the big scene the song was part of. As NPR points out:

Many electronic musicians cross over into mainstream pop and rock, but Sascha Ring -- a.k.a. Apparat -- crafts his own unique style of somber yet majestic music. With his latest record, the German producer may find himself reaching a broader audience than ever. The Devil's Walk, Apparat's fourth album, creates a soundscape that's subtle and melancholy, yet also uplifting and cinematic.

The Devil's Walk, out Sept. 27, began during a lengthy trip Apparat took in 2010 to Mexico, where he worked in a makeshift studio in the town of Sayulita. The album became fully realized later in recording studios located in Europe. The cross-continental journey and combination of cultures helped to define and inspire the right blend of cold electronics with warm strings and keys, along with a dreamlike vocal that drifts in throughout.

Apparat is currently touring Europe. You can listen to the song and view all tour dates, below...

Apparat - Goodbye

Apparat --- 2011 Tour Dates
10/10/11 Cenon La Rocher De Palmer FR
10/11/11 Anders Le Chabada FR
10/12/11 Paris La Gaite Lyrique FR
10/14/11 Bristol Arnolfini UK
10/15/11 Bratislava Electronic Beats Festival @ MMC SK
10/16/11 Brighton The Haunt UK
10/17/11 Leeds The Wardrobe UK
10/18/11 Manchester The Ruby Lounge UK
10/19/11 Glasgow The Arches UK
10/20/11 London Koko UK
10/21/11 Amsterdam Paradiso NL
10/22/11 Nijmegen Doornroosje NL
10/23/11 Brussels Ancienne Belgique BE
10/28/11 Budapest Electronic Beats Festival @ Teatrum HU
10/30/11 Luxembourg Rockhal LU
10/31/11 Leipzig Centraltheater DE
11/01/11 Zurich Kaufleuten CH
11/02/11 Frankfurt Mousonturm DE
11/03/11 Turin Club To Club Festival IT
11/04/11 Rome Circolo degli Artisti IT
11/05/11 Bologna Link Club IT
11/07/11 Prague Roxy CZ
11/08/11 Vienna Flex AT
11/09/11 Munich Kammerspiele DE
11/10/11 Stuttgart Waagenhallen DE
11/11/11 Heidelberg Enjoy Jazz Festival DE
11/12/11 Dresden Beatpol DE
11/25/11 Tokyo Unit JP
11/30/11 Perth Bakery AU
12/02/11 Melbourne Hifi Bar AU
12/04/11 NSW Subsonic Festival AU
12/09/11 Barcelona Sala Apolo ES
12/15/11 Istanbul Babylon TR
12/16/11 Istanbul Babylon TR
12/19/11 Berlin HAU DEBU

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