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The Invisible - 'Rispah'

11 tracks, 49.30 Ninja Tune on June 11, 2012 10:53

'Rispah' is out now in Europe (6/12 in North America) on CD and download (LP released 9 July)

Buy at Ninjashop: http://bit.ly/M7MTDh
Buy at Amazon: http://glnk.it/1a9
Download on iTunes: http://glnk.it/1av

'Rispah', the sophomore album by The Invisible and their first for Ninja Tune, is out now.

The album, "a love letter to grief” following the passing of singer Dave Okumu's mother, is imbued with an inevitable melancholy but defined by a sense of hope. Throughout, the band reveal their rich creativity and musicianship. Echoes run through these songs of African music (including beautifully-woven-in samples of the singers from Okumu's mother's funeral), psalm tones and devotional music, In A Silent Way-era Miles Davis, hints of minimal classical composers such as Steve Reich and the wilder more psychedelic end of hip hop and related electronic musics.

Nothing is ever included for the sake of it, no attempt is made to patronise or sell the audience short. It's a record brimming with real emotion and restless intelligence, a record to get lost in.

“Quite simply one of the best British albums of 2012 to date, and a record which will no doubt stand the test of time. Mind blowingly good.” - Music Week
"An innovative, intensely personal and passionately vital second album." - Metro 4/5
"Few albums this year will touch the listener with the same quiet majesty." Clash
''Irrespective of genre or decade, 'Rispah' is an astonishing tsunami of emotion which above all, makes you feel alive." - The Fly 4.5/5
"A stirring, stately, eerie piece of music that sounds as ancient as it does futuristic.. Remarkable." The Times 4/5
“The Invisible have realised a set that is both contemplative and cathartic, maintaining a significant emotional hold on the listener long after finishing...Records like this don’t need to be forced upon the listening public. Rispah is brilliant enough for the listening public to find it naturally” - BBC

Released by: Ninja Tune
Release/catalogue number: ZENDNL188
Release date: Jun 11, 2012

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