Album review: Ape School – ‘Ape School’

The sound of one man laptopping

Pop history is littered with enthusiastic loners. They are a forlorn tribe, destined to wander the earth forever, seeking adoration but lacking the imagination to find it. The latest addition is Michael Johnson, whose Ape School debut is a pleasant but pointless saunter through the mind of a musician with more heroes than fans. It’s solid enough: ‘That’s OK’ is delightfully breezy, the firmer ‘My Intention’ recalling Can, Talking Heads and LCD Soundsystem, but why choose this when you could have ‘Future Days’?

Kev Kharas

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