Apparatjik is a Swedish word for the Russian originated term apparatchik which describes "people who cause bureaucratic bottlenecks in otherwise efficient organizations."
Apparatjik is the recently formed band consisting of Coldplay bassist Guy Berryman, guitarist/keyboardist Magne Furuholmen of a-ha, singer/guitarist Jonas Bjerre of Mew, and producer Martin Terefe. This interesting mix of artists and sounds has created a band with a light synthesizer driven sound and unstressed vocal lines. Apparatjik has a gentle melodic sound that after only a few listens has created an anticipation and a want for more material.
Apparatjik released a studio album earlier this year titled "We Are Here" and has recently released a free EP available through download at their slightly confusing website. If you are a fan of Coldplay, a-ha, Mew or melodic synthesizers in general give this free download a listen. Here is a link to the Apparatjik free download site (note: you need to fill in your name, email, and nation and you will receive an email with the download attached).
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