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jueves, 10 de mayo de 2018

Apparat Organ Quartet • Apparat Organ Quartet



Hailing from Reykjavik, Iceland, Apparat Organ Quartet is, despite the name, a 5 piece band: 4 keyboardists and 1 drummer.
Formed by Jóhann Jóhannsson in September of 1999, the band was initially motivated by a desire to play early minimalist works in concert, but instead they started to compose their own music which slowly evolved from experimental improvisations to their current sound.
They sometimes describe their music as „Machine Rock and Roll“, and indeed the band’s sound veers between pulsing floor-fillers and headbanging anthems, served with a mixture of Kraftwerk-inspired electronics, Daft Punk-like Robot voices and hard-rock beats. Every note in Apparat Organ Quartet is hand-played, with is not a sequencer or computer in sight. In concert and on record, the band plays keyboards from their extensive collection of Jurassic analog machinery, including Russian synths and customized home organs, ARP’s, Farfisas, malfunctioning Hammonds, vocoders and various circuit-bent Casios and Portasounds.
Apparat Organ Quartet released their first album in 2002. Although it enjoyed only a limited release, the album received enthusiastic praise from critics and has since built up a sizable cult following. It took the band 8 whole years to record the follow-up, Pólýfónía, but the wait seems to have paid off, as the release was greeted with rave reviews in the Icelandic press. The album’s elaborate packaging was widely acclaimed and designer Siggi Eggertson received the Icelandic Music Award for best design.
In 2011, the band signed a deal with Crunchy Frog to release the album worldwide.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apparat_Organ_Quartet


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Procedente de Reykjavik, Islandia, el Apparat Organ Quartet es, a pesar del nombre, una banda de 5 piezas: 4 tecladistas y 1 baterista.Formado por Jóhann Jóhannsson en septiembre de 1999, la banda inicialmente se sintió motivada por el deseo de tocar en las primeras obras minimalistas en concierto, pero en su lugar comenzaron a componer su propia música que evolucionó lentamente de improvisaciones experimentales a su sonido actual.A veces describen su música como "Machine Rock and Roll" y, de hecho, el sonido de la banda oscila entre los pulsantes rellenos de piso y los himnos de headbanging, servidos con una mezcla de electrónica inspirada en Kraftwerk, voces de Daft Punk-like Robot y hard-rock beats. Cada nota en Apparat Organ Quartet se juega a mano, con un secuenciador o computadora a la vista. En concierto y en disco, la banda toca teclados de su extensa colección de maquinaria analógica jurásica, incluidos sintetizadores rusos y órganos domésticos personalizados, ARP, Farfisas, mal funcionamiento de Hammonds, vocoders y varios Casios y Portasounds doblados por circuito.Apparat Organ Quartet lanzó su primer álbum en 2002. Aunque solo disfrutó de un lanzamiento limitado, el álbum recibió el elogio entusiasta de los críticos y desde entonces ha acumulado un considerable número de seguidores de culto. Le tomó a la banda 8 años enteros registrar el seguimiento, Pólýfónía, pero la espera parece haber valido la pena, ya que el lanzamiento fue recibido con críticas entusiastas en la prensa islandesa. El empaque elaborado del álbum fue ampliamente aclamado y el diseñador Siggi Eggertson recibió el Premio de la Música de Islandia al mejor diseño.En 2011, la banda firmó un acuerdo con Crunchy Frog para lanzar el álbum en todo el mundo.




Tracklist:
Romantika     4:42
Stereo Rock & Roll     4:17
The Anguish Of Space-Time     6:10
Cruise Control     3:38
Ondula Nova     5:25
Global Capital     5:21
Seremonia     5:00
Charlie Tango # 2     7:23
Sofðu Litla Vél     5:29









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2 comentarios:

  1. A note of appreciation from me to your blog is long overdue. I so much appreciate many of the fine things you offer. I have admired the work of Johann Johannsson for many years and this one has not been easy for me to find. Thank you so much for all you do.

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    1. Hi Cap. Thank you very much for your comment. There is a huge amount of good musicians, who unfortunately have little diffusion, and that is the idea of this blog: spread both known artists and those of low profile, and of course within my personal taste :D
      Regards!

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