Apparat Organ Quartet on Exclaim! TV

Between shows during Canadian Music Week in Toronto Apparat Organ Quartet stopped by Exclaim! TV and did a session. A stripped down version of Pentatronik with some of all their synths, machines, keyboards and other gizmos. Enjoy and don’t forget that the band will be performing at the upcoming All Tomorrow’s Parties in Iceland.

Go to Exclaim! TV or watch the session below.


Three Crunchy Frog artists invade Canada

Thee Attacks, Shiny Darkly and Apparat Organ Quartet are playing must-see shows at the Canadian Music Week! So if you are in Toronto, check them out. And don’t forget the Crunchy Frog and Friends Official Showcase at The Garrison!



Crunchy Christmas coming up

Crunchy Frog loves Christmas. So we have decided to throw you all an amazing Christmas party. It will take place at Pumpehuset, the 8th of December, and we´ve got a whole bunch of cool stuff going on. First of all we will give you 9 bands including “Apparat Organ Quartet”– coming all the way from Iceland,“Powersolo” and even “Beta Satan”. We will give you awesome DJ´s and you will also receive a free beer when you enter the doors of Pumpehuset. Furthermore there will be extremely cheap n´crunchy merchandise for sale, so if you are looking for a awesome Christmas present to give to your mother in law, you may find it here as well. All this fun, and christmas joy will only cost you 150 danish kroner.

Ohhh  – and if you have children we suggest you drag them to Pumpehuset in the morning – because we´ve also arranged at Crunchy Kids Xmas Manité, were Hr.Skæg and Ramasjang Rally stars Powersolo will be performing.

And speaking about fun, we have a competition for you as well. Answer the following question, and win 2 tickets to this awesome night:

“The Raveonettes, Sterling, Powersolo and Thee Attacks have all released a Christmas song on Crunchy Frog. What’s the name of these 4 songs?”

If you know the answer please write an e-mail to jakobl (at) and you will be a part of a draw were you can win 2 tickets for the show.

Check out the facebook event for Crunchy Christmas 2012 and Crunchy Kids Xmas Matiné and read more.

Buy your tickets HERE.

Live performance on KEXP

A couple of weeks ago Apparat Organ Quartet visited Seattle and the awesome radio station KEXP for a live session. If you didn't remembered to tune in you had the pictures from the session to enjoy – and now a video! The full live session were filmed and you can watch this kick ass performance and look forward to Iceland Airwaves Music Festival – we do!

Apparat Organ Quartet will play a KEXP session in Seattle

Reykjavik Calling returns to Seattle on Friday, October 12th for a third year of exciting performances by some of the best musicians and bands emerging from Seattle and Iceland. One of the bands playing at this years event will be our very own Apparat Organ Quartet.

This concert will be a special one. In an effort to explore creative ways for different cultures to collaborate, Apparat Organ Quartet will be working with Seattle autor Ryan Boudinot

Sounds like something you don´t wanna miss? So if you find yourself in Seattle this Friday – come by.


When NME reviewed Pólýfónía in November, they called it icy and brilliantly foreboding future-rock. Sírírus Alfa is without a doubt one of the best tracks of the album, and now New Wave Films’ Ryan Simpson has teamed up with the only quartet with five members in the world. Probably also the only organ quartet that draws comparisons to both Kraftwerk and Motörhead… Ok, nevermind – here it is, a great trip into outer space.

You can read more about New Wave Films right here.  And you can buy the sweeeet AOQ tune right here. Enjoy!

We Love Gabi & Klaus

How can you not love a DJ Team with this facebook-picture on their site? This Freiburg DJ Team clearly rock like it was neunzehnneunundneunzig!

Gabi & Klaus

Check them out at Fez Buch.

Behind the moniker we find Caro who, although a journo (haha), is an all round great gal from southern Germany and Matze, who is one of the forces behind the very nice and very Crunchy friendly mailorder service Flight 13 and the excellent feinschmecker label Rock Island (with limited edition releases by Crunchsters PowerSolo, Heavy Trash and the Tremolo Beer Gut).



From the Archives: NPR categorizes Apparat Organ Quartet as one of the five “must-hear discoveries” of 2011! (by Camilla 13. December 2011)

In case you didn’t know or have a hard time keeping up with the discovering of new exellent music – Apparat Organ Quartet’s album Pólýfonía is now on your list of must-hear-albums! NPR has listed Apparat Organ Quartet under the category “5 must-hear discoveries of 2011” and we couldn’t agree more! Check out the article right here.

Boys and girls, here is Apparat Organ Quartet with the amazing track “123 Forever”. Enjoy!

Directed, filmed and edited by Gerda Klotz
Scenography and props by Gerda Klotz & Sabine Maislinger
Produced by Joy & Thunder

From the Archives: Apparat Organ Quartet’s album Pólyfónía gets awesome reviews! (by Camilla 25. November 2011)

Check these out!

NME 7/10
“The result is a clean, efficient, piston-pumping, Teutonic sound of robots doing serious damage to bands with beards and banjos – icy and brilliantly foreboding future-rock.”

MusicOMH 4/5

“They may rightfully claim to have invented the organ quartet, but Apparat Organ Quartet have somehow managed the impossible, and squeezed a dozen genres out of four organs and produced an album that’s not only interesting and listenable but really enjoyable, whether you’re a geek on their par or an electro novice.”

Subba-cultcha 8/10

“We know what you’ve been thinking. ‘Man, organs are f**king cool and all, but one organ just isn’t enough. We need more. More!!’ Well, anonymous organ freaks of the internet, your day has come.” “Surprisingly wonderful.”

Also check out these crunchy and smothering remarks from magazines like:

Mojo 3/5

“…return with a belated second album that fuses Kraftwerkian vocoders and electronics with Neu! rhythms and a never-less-than-playful sense of kitsch pop melody.”

Uncut Magazine 3/5

“…there’s still fun to be had marvelling at the sheer diversity of analogue weaponry on display.”

Time Out Magazine 3/5

“And for those who’ve never heard of them, AOQ are five vintage synthesizer nerds who create experimental, occasionally incredible synth-prog odysseys…”

Well, what are you waiting for?! Go get the album yourself!