Apostille – Powerless
- David Pollock
- 28 April 2015
Michael Kasparis of Please debuts a synth-loving alter ego
Fusing crisply executed synth basslines with the vocal aesthetic of a man recording his voice in a broom cupboard with a tape recorder, this debut album from the electronic alias of Glasgow’s Michael Kasparis (Please) reminds variously of Frank Tovey’s Fad Gadget, Genesis P Orridge’s best work with Throbbing Gristle, and often – unexpectedly – of the bright, upbeat pop sensibility of early Depeche Mode. Highly recommended for synth and electronic obsessives.