Apparat Organ Quartet - Polyfonia

Electronic disorder
With Bjórk and Sigur Rós having achieved international acclaim, it’s little surprise that other Icelandic artists tap into similar sounds. These guys display elements of electronic disorder, although create a very different finished product, with a heavy retro leaning extending back thirty years when keyboards were creating a new phase in rock n roll. The problem you have though is taking them seriously. In its more profound moments, ‘Pólýfónía’ comes on like Jean-Michel Jarre but then too often enters the slapstick of The Buggles. Occasional hints of krautrock rescue it from the absolute brink, although there remains a troubled aftertaste.

5/10

Words by TC

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