Sunday, December 9, 2007

Logo #127: Apoptygma Berzerk

More Norwegians, this time those of the up-tempo electro variety - this "crop circle" symbol, designed by Christian Bloom, Halvor Bodin and band founder/lead singer Stephan Groth in 1999, first appeared on the cover of the Apoptygma Berzerk album "Welcome to Earth" in 2000. "Shine On" is really a rather good track, with its references to Placebo, Nam June Paik and one of Iggy Pop's better songs, "The Endless Sea," as is their utterly brilliant cover of Kim Wilde's "Cambodia," which fits really well on a mixtape between New Order's "Love Vigilantes" and Paul Hardcastle's uplifting hit "19" (not to be confused with the single about Edgar Allan Poe's wife, "13").

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