ALBUM REVIEW: The Dodos – Individ | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: Tuesday 10th February

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After a series of albums that dabbled in new sounds and instrumentation – the vibraphone-heavy Time To Die, or the electrified Carrier, a tribute to former touring member and Women guitarist Christopher Reimer – on their sixth full-length The Dodos seem to have arrived somewhere close to where they started. Individ accordingly places the focus firmly back on the raw, physical power of the core duo of Meric Long and Logan Kroeber in a way they’ve avoided since their breakthrough release Visiter.

Of course, their travels have changed their playing plenty, with Long’s guitar playing having grown knottier and tougher with time, and as such Individ’s most powerful moments arrive when Long and Kroeber go full throttle, as on exhilarating opener Precipitation.

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