Choose LifeUpset The Rhythm
UTR 090 LP
***Alongside running his own acclaimed DIY record label Night School Records, Glasgow native, MICHAEL KASPARIS has spent the last few years making forays into the realm of hardcore punk with his groups ANXIETY and THE LOWEST FORM. Throughout all this, his solo electronic venture, APOSTILLE has continued to evolve with each twist and turn of the world. His audacious 2015 debut album Powerless self-released through Night School set the template by hooking up his honest delivery to some manic expositions in electronic pop. At once minimal and courageous with intent to connect, Apostille songs race off with unchecked abandon, skittering drum machines, thick walls of sequenced synth and decidedly elastic basslines. Choose Life is both the album Apostille chose to make and had to make. He dialed down the clown, built up a new-found confidence in his voice and melody in general, and began to feel more at home in the refuge of pop music. Recorded with LEWIS COOK (Happy Meals, The Cosmic Dead) at his home studio Full Ashram, Choose Life came together in serial fashion through 2017 with Kasparis calling in when each new song was ready to commit to tape. Mastered by MIKEY YOUNG.