Apparatjik - We Are Here

by Matthew C. Miller on Feb 1, 2010 at 12:12 AM
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Apparatjik - We Are Here


Indeed, the peculiarity of this supergroup has arrived enFull - CD (or download). And not a moment too soon. Apparatjik have been well at work since we first reported on it way back in October of 2008.

We Are Here is an appreciable mix of electronica-inspired, 'strange-pop.'  If you were into Mew before this supergroup formed, you should be well - 'er should I say mal-adjusted to the "uniqueness" of Apparatjik. I cannot pin-point much Coldplay influence, but I do hear Mags' signature artsieness throughout.

We are Here was released on Feb, 1, 2010. Interestingly, it's the date of their first show (apparently A-Ha could not book a show for the night).
If you can't make it to the show: this is for you.

Many of the songs are very good given Magne A. (Magne F. of A-Ha) is currently on the Ending on a High Note farewell tour in support of the final A-Ha album Foot of the Mountain. The Apparatjik boys must be diligent digital worker droids!

We Are Here is availiable both as a CD/DVD release pre-order (for £15 or $23.9158) which also includes an instant download and a download only option (for £8 or $12.7551) which includes a credit of £8 (or $12.7551) toward The Bolshevic Box when the pre-order for that set is readied.


Apparatjik - "Snow Chrystals" Video




Apparatjik - We Are Here - Track Listing:

1. Deadbeat 
2. Datascroller
3. Snow Crystals
4. Supersonic Sound
5. Arrow and Bow
6. In A Quiet Corner
7. Josie
8. Antlers
9. Electric Eye
10. Look Kids
11. Quiz Show


...and another great song, "Ferreting" found on the Amazon Tribe - Songs for Survival Soundtrack.


Apparatjik - The Band

Apparatjik is:

bassist Guy Berryman from Coldplay,
singer/guitarist Jonas Bjerre of Mew,
guitarist/keyboardist Magne Furuholmen from a-ha,
and producer Martin Terefe


Apparatjik defined:

Apparatjik's literal translation is 'agent of the apparatus'. Apparatjik is the Swedish word for apparatchik, which is a word of Russian origin and is used to describe 'people who cause bureaucratic bottlenecks in otherwise efficient organizations'. Apparatjik's female fan's are known as Apparat-chicks.


Apparatjik enLink:
Facebook enApparatjik


P.S. - please keep all of this to yourself. ...especially don't tell these goobers that you have the actual track list, name of the album and cover artwork.

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