Apparatjik, the supergroup of Magne F (A-ha), Guy Berryman (Coldplay), Jonas Bjerre (MEW) and Martin Terefe (songwriter and producer of Jason Mraz, Mary J Blige, KT Tunstall, Martha Wainwright and Cat Stevens & more), have announced the follow up to 2009's We Are Here will be entitled Square Peg In A Round Hole.
Unlike traditional album releases, the whole thing has been released already via their Facebook page in the form of a first draft. It comes with an open invitation to fans and other artists to collaborate, remix and add ideas to the album, with the final version of the album hitting the shelves on February 21st
"Apparatjik is chiefly a conduit for creative trip-wiring: first you find out how a thing works, then you break it. all children learn this way. all adults too. on the new album we have collaborated with other artists and now we want to invite our fans and other musicians to contribute by commenting, voting for ideas or taking raw elements from the album and work with, embellish and submit back to us. we have collaborated with our fans in this way for visual projects like 'everybody is a pixel' at the Neue Nationgalerie in Berlin and our new iPad magazine 'apparatjik world'. this time we'll try with music."
The group are also set to bring 'Apparatjik World' (iPad Magazine/new album/live performances) to 11 cities starting mid 2012 including London, Oslo and Copenhagen and their first dates in the US. More on that soon.