No-one's sure who the person behind Invisible Minds is, but that hasn’t stopped them spiking in popularity since the release of debut single ‘Yo Mae Leh’ at the back-end of 2017. Now Moshi Moshi have gone and snapped up their debut LP. Make Up Your Own Stories is a varied listen - some tracks are relatively straightforward indie-pop in the mould of new-era Tame Impala, but others like ‘905 Users!’ are wacky beat experiments ala Iglooghost or Daedelus.
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Oh thank the lord. Here I sit on the regular Wednesday morning trawl through this week's promos. Bad album after bad album.... and do you think I like my reputation as Norman Records resident grump? The Chris Sutton of our premises? I'm a happy sort really - it's them not me causing all this grief and upset. So just when I'm about to give up I hear 'Yo Mae Leh' the opening track on this debut LP by 'mysterious' entity Invisible Minds (aka Tim Green). It's one of those little earworms that will do really well with the current lack of attention span in music listening. It will sound as good blasting from a club, 6 music or your phone speaker. Somewhere between Four Tet and Bicep I guess. Totally infectious.
It would be easy for Green to fill the album with similar moments but what follows is a mixed bag of similarly catchy earworms like Blurtooth with it's 'I saw you dancing' refrain repeated ad nauseum, some boards of Canada style soft shoe electronica ('Charilla'). Like a lot of dance producers Green has the issue of how to incorporate vocals into his work. Hayley Hutchinson sounds pretty darn lovely on the afore mentioned Charilla - her floating voice perfectly entwined whereas Howard Hobbs is less successful on Jump Jet bringing the album a bit into more conservative coffee table territory. Not to do Hobbs a disservice though as he's much more effective on the Bibio ish 'The Cut Girl'.
The album does seem almost like a showcase of what Green can do, he mined various strands of dance music with mixed but often stunning results. I'd give it a listen if I were you.
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