Apparat Organ Quartet & Canon Blue: Awesome!

Canon Blue – 1463 Indian Summer (Des Moines)

Canon Blue is the alias of Nashville‘s Daniel James, a multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and touring member of the Danish band Efterklang. Written while touring with that group, and recorded during off hours at its Copenhagen studio, Rumspringa is anything but a casual side project. It’s an orchestral pop masterpiece with intricate arrangements, cascading melodies and emotional depth.

Apparat Organ Quartet – 123 Forever

If Kraftwerk made an album in 2011, it would probably sound like Pólýfónía — great for driving the Autobahn, the back roads or the Internet. A playful set of mostly instrumental synth-rock, it combines analog synths, organs and other vintage keyboards with driving drums and occasional vocodered vocals. This was my go-to record of 2011 whenever I needed a jolt of energy or my mood uplifted.

Summaries from NPR.ORG

~ by castleqwayr on December 14, 2011.

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