Rispah - The Invisible
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  1. Jul 7, 2013
    8
    London band and industry stalwarts likely had something different planned out for the followup to their Mercury-nominated self-titled 2009 debut, but as it always does, life interfered. During the recording process, singer/guitarist Dave Okumu's mother passed away, and the Kenyan lamentations that women sang during the funeral inform much of the mood here melancholy after the instrumentalLondon band and industry stalwarts likely had something different planned out for the followup to their Mercury-nominated self-titled 2009 debut, but as it always does, life interfered. During the recording process, singer/guitarist Dave Okumu's mother passed away, and the Kenyan lamentations that women sang during the funeral inform much of the mood here melancholy after the instrumental "A Particle of Love", joyous as the album's outro during "Protection." This is a much more introspective and haunted effort, seamlessly sequenced, and smoldering with the band's incredibly tight chemistry. The more upbeat songs from the debut are missed, but they are still capable of keeping true to their sound while pushing things forward. A sensational album that definitely needs to be more widely heard. Expand
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  1. Oct 12, 2012
    60
    The album's slow, soporific pace can mean it sounds similar from song to song, but Okumu's voice pivots everything. [Jul 2012, p.104]
  2. Aug 23, 2012
    70
    This cohesive collection is an eerie and nuanced collection that will reward the listener with multiple listens.
  3. Jul 16, 2012
    80
    Rispah strikes as a truly unique entry in the band's catalogue: rarely is such close-quarters confession expressed in such musically fitting, yet simultaneously innovative terms.