Apparat Organ Quartet - Polyfonia

Electronic disorder
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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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