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Apostille - Virile Strain Transmission - The Blank Tapes 08

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1. Born Defective
2. The Final Travels
3. Meditations On Desire
4. Friday I Was In Love
5. Slow Giving
6. LA River
7. Two Years Have Passed

Virile Strain Transmission is the new cassette only E.P from our friend Apostille, the recording name for the solo work of Night School instigator Michael Kasparis and follows on from 2015’s debut album ‘Powerless’.

We first met Michael when he worked in Rough Trade in London back in 2012 and was our initial point of contact when we started getting our records in stores.

Apostille follows up his album Powerless with a diversion into cut up techniques, belligerent techno, acid-fried rhythms and surprising melancholic touches. Given the opportunity to expand his pallet, and referencing some of the more intense features of his live performances, Kasparis stretches out across the spool and blows cobwebs off various aspects of his sound. Vocals are sublimated below swathes of distortion, crisp drum machines and acidic basslines, while subtler, more still moments punctuate the energy.

Here is what Michael had to say about the release.

“Virile Strain Transmission was an attempt to erase the contagion of doubt from “apostille’s” psychic apparatus, by magnifying each element. It was also an attempt to pull apart the practices which had become ingrained: once you learn something it becomes a crutch,
a means to support yourself in unknown terrain.

I was interested in being in unknown terrain without a crutch, up shit creek paddle-less. Learning tricks of the trade builds up your resistance to change, but eventually doubt breaks the surface, makes you question what you’re doing. Doubts have no mercy. They’re always there, sometimes buried, sometimes a full-blown rash.

Virile Strain Transmission was an attempt to learn by unlearning, to explore all the doubts I had, blow them out of proportion, examine them and be without mercy.

Thanks to Blank Editions for giving me the chance.”

Listen to the opening track, 'Born Defective' here

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- Edition of 100 cassette tapes

- 7 Tracks | 31 Minutes

- 3 Colour J Card On Natural Stock

- Download Code

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