Invisible makes an odd brand of slow-core soundtrack music,
bringing an indie rock sensibility together with acoustic guitar,
feedback and violin tailor made for isolation tank electronic trancing.
What's unusual about their effort is how engaging the album is for
music that sounds forever retreating into obscure rhythms; like
watching a song peel into its constituent parts and then merging
into one note held in an echo chamber. Somehow, they pull it off
marvelously, a dreamy collision of The Microphones, Rachel's,
"A Yellow Jacket" has a Sigur Ros gloss in its
slow unraveling into a watery instrumental static that's too hypnotic
to be noise. Better still, the piercing trumpet pieces that ebb
like sonar throughout, give the song a gates of heaven hugeness
that's beautifully immersing. The untitled track serves straight
up country folk in a Bedhead haze though the lyrics and overriding
arc of the song have a distinct gospel tint. If Invisible aren't
going to engulf you, I gather they hope to uplift you in that Jason
Spaceman Jesus-via-heroin sort of way.
Although Invisible shift from instrumentals to downswept acoustic
balladry from one song to the next, the EP's mood remains a constant,
well-developed chamber ambience full of well coordinated bliss dispersal.
It's even better to pop on their website and check out their gift
for audio-visual synchronicity, with images that cycle and swim
in shifting layers of intimate reaction to the music. An outstanding
EP, Invisible make the kind of music that makes you want to stop
the world and melt in.
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3. Verdict Swings
4. A Yellow Jacket
5. Sweet Love 500
6. Faults By Which
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