Background/Info: Hailing from Budapest (Hungary), Gábor Csontos, Ádám Szakács and Ákos Szénási set up Apsürde in 2006. “See Me Coming” is the first EP from their forthcoming album. The EP features the title song plus an extra song and 4 remixes.
Content: Apsürde claims to be inspired by Depeche Mode and that’s an aspect of the sound you directly will recognize. Even if the singer’s timbre of voice has something close to Dave Gahan.
Remixes were done by Forteba and Tom Kreiner while there’s also an “8Bit Remix” plus an acoustic version (which is somewhat cinematographic-like) accomplished by Apsürde.
+ + + : Apsürde is just one more Depeche Mode-clone although it seems to be one emulating their idols with conviction and style. The songs are well-crafted revealing this magic 80s touch. It’s a sensual and danceable EP empowered by great vocals. I even dare to say that especially the title song sounds better than numerous Depeche Mode songs from the last years. There also is a great remix of the title song by Forteba.
– – – : I expect a bit more from the remixes. “See Me Coming” is a promising EP, but sounds as one of the endless releases influences by Depeche Mode.
Conclusion: If you’re into synth-pop and you like Depeche Mode, Apsürde definitely is worthy of examination. I’m looking out for the announced full length.
Best songs: “See Me Coming”, “See Me Coming – Forteba Remix”.