The Invisible’s key strength has always been their ability to skilfully fuse opposites, forging soundscapes that somehow managed to sound understated yet anthemic on their self-titled debut, and simultaneously introverted and expansive on follow-up ‘Rispah’.
Sadly that magic is often absent on ‘Patience’, which boasts several colourless, uninspired tracks. ‘Save You’ in particular sounds like a phoned-in Hot Chip B-side, though fortunately even the poor tracks are buoyed by singer Dave Okumu’s eerie, downtrodden vocals.
‘Memories’ is the standout here — a slow-burning, melancholic gem crafted from plaintive, reverb-tinged percussion and simple looped synths — that recalls The Invisible at their best.
Words: Benji Taylor