"Black Pawn (B-Sides & Rarities)" which is Part 3 of the "B-Sides & Rarities" series from Apoptygma Berzerk is now out digitally on all streaming services and digital platforms, including Bandcamp.
Find it here on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/7eG8P6aq5xy6tfxBHxn2Y8?si=uuWLF3jMTMGxTmHaa-OXrA
Here on Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/album/black-pawn-b-sides-rarities/1640764903
Here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/music/player/albums/B0BB4BD3N1
And here on Bandcamp: https://pitchblackdrive.bandcamp.com/album/black-pawn-b-sides-rarities
July 9th. sees the vinyl release of the best selling APOP album of all times, "You And Me Against The World".
It will be released on 2xLP (Limited Edition RED VINYL in 400 copies) and 2xLP (Limited Edition CLASSIC BLACK VINYL in 700 copies) as well as on a remastered CD version including for the first time ALL connected singles + bonus tracks, which gives it a 19 track total!
Pre-orders in Europe through:
- Lo-Fi Merchandise: https://www.lo-fi-merchandise.com/collections/apoptygma-berzerk
Pre-orders in USA/Canada/South-America through:
- The Electric Fox: https://theelectricfox.com/collections/apoptygma-berzerk
Pre-orders in Norway through:
- Retro Vinyl: https://www.retrovinyl.no/?collection=synth-elektronica-ebm
Jonas Groth, Stephans younger brother and also keyboarder, co-producer and backing-vocalist in Apoptygma Berzerk, has just released a full album with the Piston Damp moniker that he operates together with Truls Jardar Sønsterud.
Also out on CD, the album can be ordered from POPoNAUT and InfraRot in Germany for all of you in Europe, from The Electric Fox and IsoTank in the USA for you in the US/Canada/South America, and from Retro Vinyl for you in Norway!
Check out Piston Damp here:
iTunes/Apple Music: https://itunes.apple.com/album/id/1568502555
Back in the early 2000's Echo Image was connected to APOP's label, Hard:Drive, and now they are yet again connected as the entire catalog of Echo Image releases have been put out digitally through Pitch Black Drive, the new APOP label!
Finally they have finished their first single, and you can see the video on YouTube here: Piston Damp - "Something In Me" (YouTube Video)
And you can also find it on:
Spotify here: Piston Damp - "Something In Me" (Spotify)
iTunes/Apple Music here: Piston Damp - "Something In Me" (iTunes/Apple Music)
Deezer here: Piston Damp - "Something In Me" (Deezer)
A new single will follow in spring 2021, followed by an album by summer 2021!
"It's Apoptygma Berzerk, Jim - but not as we know it."
APOP reinvents itself - again - with an exciting new sound; different from, but complimentary to, the electro rock future pop stylings of previous releases.
On Exit Popularity Contest (a fix-up of the 12" EPs Stop Feeding The Beast, Videodrome and Xenogenesis), APOP founder Stephan Groth distils the essence of carefully selected pioneers to construct a classic yet refreshingly contemporary sound. Varied and vital, it brings instrumental music back into the spotlight, and after the wildly enthusiastic audience reaction to the sold-out performance in Norway last year, it appears he has tapped into a rich seam of electronic pleasure for a new generation as well as older aficionados.
Always a musical chameleon, Groth pays homage to his roots through emulating the analogue soundscapes of innovators like Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream, Jean-Michel Jarre, Vangelis and Klaus Schulze, and the driving motorik Krautrock rhythms of Neu!, Cluster and La Duesseldorf, all filtered through his own unique Scandinavian sensibility. In doing so he has created a vibrant, colourful 21st century palette on which to blend these classic influences from the Golden Age of electronic music.
Exit Popularity Contest demonstrates an admirable musical purity and sincerity, channeling the best of the past to forge a path into the future.