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Three albums deep, and Disappears are establishing themselves as more than just that-band-with-that-guy-from-that-other-band, as they proficiently bash out precisely tailored and deceptively sophisticated minimal indie rock with enough attention to detail to keep you noticing new things on repeated listens. Comparisons to the “other band” are inevitable and justified but this is by no means a carbon copy and it certainly doesn't feel like trading off former glories at all. The sense of space that's created by the minimal, repetitive bass and drum grooves gives the guitars a chance to stretch out and laze around all fuzzy and overdriven leaving glowing trails of tastefully anarchic psych abandon. Elsewhere they're up to all sorts. They'll strip everything down all darkwave like one minute, underpin a busy groove with a stream of chiming harmonics the next, churn out sheets of sinister shoegaze guitars with icy one-note leads poking out the next, crank up icy staccato blasts of skeletal Shellac-esque rock the next, or krauty repeato-minimal with Suicide-esque vocals the next. It's all about the songs, too, no unapproachable experimentalism here. The brooding, confident delivery is actually reminding me of the underrated Poison Arrows, actually. Really cool stuff.
6/10 Nathon Customer review, 5th May 2012
Not so sure about this one.
Loved the earlier albums. For me, this one lacks the same kind of intensity.
Maybe I just need to give it a few more listens, but not a single track made it into my 'most played' list whereas I must've listened to 'Magics' (from their Lux album) about a thousand times now.
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