The Invisible - Rispah

Cerebral yet instantly accessible
The Invisible - Rispah
Undulating washes of sound, African vocal harmonies, jazzy psychedelic noodles, polyrhythms and trailing Moroder synths wrapped up in a big hairy blanket of skilful musicianship; ‘Rispah’ is an infectious interplay between indie and electronica which is cerebral yet instantly accessible. This density of sound and idea is retained throughout, with minor chords and skittish drumming imbuing everything with urgency and breeziness. The insistent drone of ‘What Happened’ punctuated with glistening guitars and exalted vocals is a tiny treasure, like David Sylvian at his least obscure or Radiohead at their most melodic. Playful and emotional if a touch polite, it’s marked by moments of genuine greatness.

7/10

Words by ANNA WILSON

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