Apoptose is a one-man ambient project from Germany. His project has released a handful of full-length albums and has appeared on numerous compilations. The first album, NORDLAND, was released May 2000 in an edition of 1000 embossed 6-panel digipaks. In 2001 there was a second edition of 1000 copies with small color-changes on the digipak and the CD labelprint. The music is influenced by the cold, barren, dark landscapes of northern countries and the "human consciousness that is not easily accessible, the dark-side of our mind that you find below the surface.