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Hailing from Reykjavík, Iceland and founded in 1999, Apparat Organ Quartet is a band that originally included the musicians Hörður Bragason, Músikvatur, Úlfur Eldjárn and Jóhann Jóhannsson. They were soon joined by drummer Þorvaldur Gröndal, replaced in 2001 by Arnar Geir Ómarsson, drummer of the Icelandic rock band HAM. Lacking the time to dedicate himself to the group because of his solo projects, Jóhann Jóhannsson left the band in 2012.

The quartet sometimes describe their music as "Machine Rock and Roll" where every note is hand-played, with not a sequencer or computer in sight. The members play keyboards from their collection of jurassic analog machinery, including Russian synthesizers and customized home organs, Italian transistor organs from the 60's, malfunctioning Hammonds, old school vocoders and various circuit-bent Casios and Portasounds.
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Apparat Organ Quartet Discography Tracks

none Various Stereo Rock 'n Roll (as Apparat Organ Quartett) Various - Iceland Airwaves(2xCDr, Comp, Promo) Not On Label none Iceland 2000 Sell This Version
SM/KM 2, sm/km 2 Various Ondula Nova and 2 more… Various - Motorlab #2(CD, Comp) Smekkleysa, Kitchen Motors SM/KM 2, sm/km 2 Iceland 2000 Sell This Version
KM 03 Various Nafnlaust Uppklapp Various - Nart Nibbles(2xCD, Comp, RE) Kitchen Motors KM 03 Iceland 2001 Sell This Version
none Various Romantika Various - Carousel Fanzine Issue 4(CD, Comp, Promo) Carousel Fanzine none Greece 2002 Sell This Version
PRPH-2059 Various Romantica (Live) Various - Sound Of Garden 2(CD, Comp) Philter Records, Inc. PRPH-2059 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
kS-01-2cd Various Romantika Various - Klub Sputnik - The Ultimately Complete Compilation 2001-2003(2xCD, Comp + Box) Oranssi Ry kS-01-2cd Finland 2003 Sell This Version
SONIC 05 Various Stereo Rock'n'Roll Various - Eurosonic 2003(CD, Comp, Promo) SONIC SONIC 05 Switzerland 2003 Sell This Version
none Various Romantica Various - Etoiles Polaires(CD, Promo, Comp) Vooruit none Belgium 2004 Sell This Version
Various Stylophonia Various - Kitchen Motors Family Album / Fjölskyldualbúm Tilraunaeldhússins (Comp) 12 Tónar, Kitchen Motors Iceland 2006 Sell This Version
sonic 11 Various Cruise Control Various - Eurosonic Festival Compilation 10 Years Anniversary 1999-2009(CD, Comp) EBU-UER sonic 11 Switzerland 2009 Sell This Version
none Various Konami and 2 more… Various - Fingerlickin' Good Sounds From Crunchy Frog And Crunchy Tunes(CDr, Comp, Promo) Crunchy Frog none Denmark 2013 Sell This Version
FROG 105-1 Various Cargo Frakt Various - If We Took The Bones Out It Wouldn't Be Crunchy(2xLP, Comp, Ltd, Num, Gat) Crunchy Frog FROG 105-1 Denmark 2014 Sell This Version