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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

Albums

Apparat Organ Quartet - Original Music From The Film "Screaming Masterpiece" album art Various Romantica Various - Original Music From The Film "Screaming Masterpiece" (Comp) Smekkleysa UK 2005 Sell This Version
DJOOF005 Apparat Organ Quartet - La Biennale Takes A Trip album art Fred Elalouf (aka Oof)* The Anguish Of Space Time Fred Elalouf (aka Oof)* - La Biennale Takes A Trip(CDr, Promo) Ping Pong DJOOF005 France 2005 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Apparat Organ Quartet - Team Yamaha - European Top Music Compilation album art Various Polynesia Various - Team Yamaha - European Top Music Compilation (Maxi, Comp) Muysic For Peoples Finland 2004 Sell This Version

Compilations

none Apparat Organ Quartet - Nart Nibbles album art Various Nafnlaust Uppklapp Various - Nart Nibbles(2xCD, Comp, Ltd) Kitchen Motors none Iceland 1999 Sell This Version
none Apparat Organ Quartet - Iceland Airwaves album art 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 Apparat Organ Quartet - Motorlab #2 album art 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 Apparat Organ Quartet - Nart Nibbles album art Various Nafnlaust Uppklapp Various - Nart Nibbles(2xCD, Comp, RE) Kitchen Motors KM 03 Iceland 2001 Sell This Version
none Apparat Organ Quartet - Carousel Fanzine Issue 4 album art Various Romantika Various - Carousel Fanzine Issue 4(CD, Comp, Promo) Carousel Fanzine none Greece 2002 Sell This Version
PRPH-2059 Apparat Organ Quartet - Sound Of Garden 2 album art Various Romantica (Live) Various - Sound Of Garden 2(CD, Comp) Philter Records, Inc. PRPH-2059 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
kS-01-2cd Apparat Organ Quartet - Klub Sputnik - The Ultimately Complete Compilation 2001-2003 album art 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 Apparat Organ Quartet - Eurosonic 2003 album art Various Stereo Rock'n'Roll Various - Eurosonic 2003(CD, Comp, Promo) SONIC SONIC 05 Switzerland 2003 Sell This Version
none Apparat Organ Quartet - Etoiles Polaires album art Various Romantica Various - Etoiles Polaires(CD, Comp, Promo) Vooruit none Belgium 2004 Sell This Version
Apparat Organ Quartet - Kitchen Motors Family Album / Fjölskyldualbúm Tilraunaeldhússins album art Various Stylophonia Various - Kitchen Motors Family Album / Fjölskyldualbúm Tilraunaeldhússins (Comp) 12 Tónar, Kitchen Motors Iceland 2006 Sell This Version
sonic 11 Apparat Organ Quartet - Eurosonic Festival Compilation 10 Years Anniversary 1999-2009 album art 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 Apparat Organ Quartet - If We Took The Bones Out It Wouldn't Be Crunchy album art 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

Mixes

MINMAG57 / OCT02 Apparat Organ Quartet - Cannabis Cafe album art Various Stereo Rock-N-Roll Various - Cannabis Cafe(CD, Mixed) Ministry (Magazine) MINMAG57 / OCT02 UK 2002 Sell This Version
none Apparat Organ Quartet - The Defectors Weld album art Filthydukes* Stereo Rock And Roll Filthydukes* - The Defectors Weld(CDr, Mixed, Promo) Not On Label none UK Unknown Sell This Version

Videos

none Apparat Organ Quartet - A Campingflight To Lowlands Paradise 2003 album art Various Stereo Rock N Roll Various - A Campingflight To Lowlands Paradise 2003(2xDVD, Comp, Ltd, PAL) Not On Label none Netherlands 2004 Sell This Version