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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

Instruments & Performance

Apparat Organ Quartet - Screaming Masterpiece album art Various Various - Screaming Masterpiece Soda Pictures Iceland 2005 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

SM/KM 2, sm/km 2 Apparat Organ Quartet - Motorlab #2 album art Various Various - Motorlab #2(CD, Comp) Smekkleysa, Kitchen Motors SM/KM 2, sm/km 2 Iceland 2000 Sell This Version
DS45-CD34 Apparat Organ Quartet - Romantika album art Apparat Organ Quartet Macht Parat Den Apparat Apparat Organ Quartet - Romantika(CD, Single) Duophonic Super 45s DS45-CD34 UK 2003 Sell This Version
Apparat Organ Quartet - Apparat Organ Quartet album art Apparat Organ Quartet Apparat Organ Quartet - Apparat Organ Quartet (Album) 12 Tónar Iceland 2005 Sell This Version
TPLP703 CD Apparat Organ Quartet - Original Music From The Film "Screaming Masterpiece" album art Various Romantika Various - Original Music From The Film "Screaming Masterpiece"(CD) One Little Indian TPLP703 CD UK 2005 Sell This Version
Apparat Organ Quartet - Pólýfónía album art Apparat Organ Quartet Apparat Organ Quartet - Pólýfónía (Album) 12 Tónar Iceland 2010 Sell This Version

Production

DS45-CD34 Apparat Organ Quartet - Romantika album art Apparat Organ Quartet Apparat Organ Quartet - Romantika(CD, Single) Duophonic Super 45s DS45-CD34 UK 2003 Sell This Version
Apparat Organ Quartet - Apparat Organ Quartet album art Apparat Organ Quartet Apparat Organ Quartet - Apparat Organ Quartet (Album) 12 Tónar Iceland 2005 Sell This Version
Apparat Organ Quartet - Pólýfónía album art Apparat Organ Quartet Apparat Organ Quartet - Pólýfónía (Album) 12 Tónar Iceland 2010 Sell This Version