We finally have an explanation for at least one piece of WTFery (the cube) on Apparatjik’s official site, but I’ll leave the music chord equations, Vimeos, and photos to die-hard fans/cryptologists of the Coldplay/Mew/A-Ha side project. Bassist Guy Berryman, Mew’s Jonas Bjerre, Martin Terefe, and A-Ha’s Magne Furuholmen are planning to follow up their free, 9-minute single, “Electric Eye,” with the release of their as-yet-untitled debut album, as well as an unusual live performance in a glass cube.
In a post from his official site, Terefe, aka Martin A, announced that the band’s debut will be released on the first of February (“the same day as their first show”) before also dropping the bizarre bit about a “glass cube” concert. So what’s this David Blaine-esque stunt all about?
Here’s a description from the CTM Festival site (where their inaugural live gig will presumably occur):
Inspired by the Bauhaus movement, the ‘Bauhaus Bühne’, and Lazlo Moholy-Nagy’s work ‘Light-Space-Modulator’ from 1930 in particular, this first ever performance of Apparatjik will take place inside a specially constructed cube at the WMF on Monday, February 1st, 2010.
Okay, somebody please YouTube this thing. (Thanks for the tip, Catherine!)