Spindizzy - Apoptygma Berzerk - Harmonizer
Label: Playground Music Scandinavia - none,SubSpace Communications - none • Format: CDr Album, Promo • Country: Sweden • Genre: Electronic • Style: Electro, Synth-pop
Harmonizer is the fourth studio album by Norwegian futurepop band Apoptygma Berzerk. All tracks are written by Stephan Groth. Harmonizer has been described by fellow bandmember Geir Bratland as Stephan's most personal album [ citation needed ]. Many of the lyrics were heavily influenced by Stephan's divorce with his ex-wife Cathrine and the relationship with their daughter Iben [ citation needed ]. Stylistically, the album has been described is a highly polished blend of EBMelectronic dance music and synthpop [ citation needed ].
It was heavily criticized upon its release as Apoptygma Berzerk's "sellout" album [ citation needed ]a title later given to Stephan's follow-up album, " You and Me Against the World [ citation needed ]which saw an even more radical change in style, heading towards a s rock influence.
Harmonizer did well on the German charts [ citation needed ]the album's singles "Suffer in Silence", "Until the End of the World" and "Unicorn" fared well on the charts [ citation needed ].
The band managed to obtain a contract deal with Warner, Spindizzy - Apoptygma Berzerk - Harmonizer major label which previously formed a contract with Stephan's then-newly established label "Hard:Drive" after his departure from the band Tatra, which went bankrupt in Stephan even appeared on a mainstream Norwegian music show due to the popularity of the "Suffer in Silence" single [ citation needed ]. The album was produced by Stephan Groth and his old friend Alon Cohen.
Though Cohen has recently worked with mainstream rock and hip-hop artists and bands, he had done work in the EBM genre in the early s under the moniker Defcon 4 and had lived in Norway for a brief amount of time. Alon was also thought to have been responsible for much of the album's distinctive sound, though Stephan still retained a high degree of artistic control. Ted Skogmann Spindizzy - Apoptygma Berzerk - Harmonizer to leave the band shortly after the album's release and though he appears on the album, playing guitar on the "Until the End of the World" track and on the "Suffer In Silence" single edit, he has not returned to the band since.
For the tour and for Apop's third single "Unicorn", he was replaced by Angel, a former Kovenant guitarist who helped give the same aggressive attitude on stage. Fredrik Brarud was also included into the band to play live drums which added another dimension to the music. He has stuck with the band since, along with Angel. The Harmonizer tour took Apop all over the world, even into more dangerous zones such as Israel where they performed "Non-Stop Violence" to an ecstatic crowd of fans.
A concert at The Grosse Freiheit in Too Many Faces - Ace Frehley - Anomaly Deluxe, Germany was filmed and released on a DVD along with a documentary and all the videos from the album called The Harmonizer DVD which also included the Spindizzy - Apoptygma Berzerk - Harmonizer EPwhich included a new video version Poltergeist - Disco Ensemble - Magic Recoveries the track which was a stylistic change as it added drums and guitar on top of the original track.
It also included a lot of remixes and two b-sides. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the Apoptygma Berzerk album. This article does not cite any sources. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.
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