Featuring Mew’s Jonas Bjerre, Guy Berryman from Coldplay, A-ha’s Magne Furuholmen and songwriter/producer Martin Terefe, Apparatjik made their debut single, ‘Electric Eye’, available for free via their official website yesterday.
Only the second track to emerge from the project, they don’t make it easy to find, and when you do it’s possible you’ll be put off by the fact that it’s a nine minute track split into three parts. Okay, it’s not going to be up everyone’s street, but trust me, it is worth a listen. Starting off very Mew-like, it takes a weirder turn about a third of the way in, and again two minutes from the end.
It’s an intriguing taste of a project that could turn out to be the best thing ever or head down a route of impenetrable self-indulgence. It’ll be fun finding out.