On sale：tape $250
Details：ltd 100. C40 Album. Lithographed + Letterpressed Sleeve insert.
Press release (Goaty Tapes)：Recorded in Nunhead. Michael Kasparis aka Apostille, trance-pop zombie and kind-eyed record clerk blow-up doll, drifts between industrial sub-circuits: afflicted synth-pop, grim beats, dour night-stalker energies, electro-punk steamers.
He plays synthesizers like felt-tipped markers, bending the tedium of minimal synth into figure eights and stussy S’s. Keyboards bleed into each other, kick drums blister, melodies dry. Some parts remind me of jabbing a magic marker into the table and watching ink run and crust over.
Apostille sings too, like someone who finds it amusing. There are definitely some pretty raw and dark moments here; London remains a grey and unrelenting shit hole. But I also hear something vaguely farcical, like he’s deflecting some seriousness for the sake of the groove.