Apostille – Powerless (4 stars)

Michael Kasparis of Please debuts a synth-loving alter ego

Apostille – Powerless

(Night School Records)

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.

Out now.

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