The debut album of Desolate has arrived and it's not a letdown whatsoever. What you get here is some quality ambient dub with a heavy dose of future garage influence. The sound explored on this release showcases minimalism achieved flawlessly by Sven Weisemann, delving deep into a variety of aural textures and drums that groove in the same vein as beats in dubstep. As with all people that approach making music like this, they will definitely face a lot of negative criticism from a few dipshits saying "This is just another Burial clone, let's sweep this album under the carpet.". Though I can understand the comparison, why would people make out that it's a bad thing? How can having more than one act that sounds like Burial possibly be bad?
Although the comparison can easily be drawn, I wouldn't say that The Invisible Insurrection is a direct copy of anything by Burial. The sound explored is varied and the emotive feel that I gathered from the album came off a lot different to how I felt when I listened to Burial. The textures aren't all dark and grimy - instead they come across more spacey, making you feel like some sort of futuristic space trooper, as opposed to a homeless dude drunkenly basking in his own piss in London. It's an enticing sound, and once you're in the grips of the first track, you'll be held captive until the very end, where you'll be released and probably have a whole different outlook on the world around you. Much like those people that were held captive by the Taleban. Well, the ones that didn't get gruesomely executed, anyway.
If you're upset because it's winter, or if you're thinking "Man, I can't fucking wait until it's winter", just give this album a spin. You'll be glad you did, as I assure you that this, in combination with a cup of coffee, will warm your body, heart and soul. You'll definitely be coming back to this album. Even if you forget about it, it sure as hell won't forget about you.