Artist / Band / Musician
Rock / Experimental / Other
ATP/R • Acuarela Discos
APSE (pronounced /‘apps/) is a cadre of ghosts wailing into the cold New England wind. In recent years the group has channeled itself through ATP Recordings, reaching a larger audience so all can immerse themselves in its dark realms. Its sounds are heard on the tribal atmospheric swamp of Spirit, the drug-addled lo-fi montage Eras, or recently on Climb Up’s more rousing gesture toward the light. The group's live performances - often known for their unmistakable dark intensity and shamanic conjurings - are not to be missed.

Climb Up

2009 ATP/R

7/10 "A massive leap forward.dominated by a refusal to grasp the rules." -Clash

8/10 "Electrifying.another singular album from a singular band." -Under The Radar

"Stark and efficient.[sets] this band apart from any contemporaries." -Boomkat

"A Compelling listen." -Uncut

7/10 "Something new and exciting.you'll never be able to take your eyes off it." -Strange Glue


2006 Acuarela Discos + 2008 ATP/R

"Robert Toher's reverb-cloaked ethereal wail could nestle easily into a latter-day Radiohead or Sigur Ros track, but that grimly apocalyptic rhythm section suggests Drum's Not Dead just as much as In Rainbows" - Pitchfork

"Spirit is the deathnail for the labored beast that is "post-rock," revealing the much more alluring potential that always lurked around its sinister corners." - SPIN

"Spirit is an unrelenting dark Pandora's Box of Delights" - NME

"Thought provoking, challenging and at times horribly beautiful, 'Spirit' is recommended without reservation. 8/10" - RockSound

"Lo-fi, tense and occasionally terrifying.an enviable sense of dramatic narrative" - Uncut

Eras 12" • 2009

All Tomorrow's Parties recording artists Apse have produced an unofficial follow up to their critically-acclaimed debut album Spirit (Acuarela 2006 / All Tomorrow's Parties 2008).

A work recorded and produced entirely at home between the months of January and August 2007, Equation Records proudly presents Eras - an exclusively vinyl-only release limited to 425 copies.

While maintaining common threads with its predecessor, Eras is a highly sophisticated, wildly versatile and strikingly mysterious affair — delving much deeper into the genre-splicing and marching-to-the-beat-of-its-own drum that the band has always been revered for. Each listen encourages a deeper investigation as the album embodies a comprehensive selection of multi-faceted material culled from a larger body of work — blended into a record that can truthfully merit the commonly misplaced maxim: 'a genre all its own'.

The album is due out on February 14th via Equation Records, limited in quantity and exclusively distributed as the vinyl object itself. The record is pressed on 180 gram virgin vinyl, and comes in beautiful packaging including a heavy-gauge card gatefold sleeve, printed inner sleeve with lyrics and artwork, and a charming hand-numbered card insert.


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