Irreversible Entanglements - Who Sent You?
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Based on 42 ratings
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March 20, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
International Anthem / Label
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Moor Mother's passionate, but calm and controlled, delivery over elements of free jazz and industrial sound forces listeners to reflect on some relevant criticisms. The sax and trumpet behind her often solo freely to highlight the urgency or play a quiet lick to emphasize her words, as she generally leaves quite a bit of space for them to riff. On the opening track, she narrates about the nameless ancestors who built this country - "A mountain ain't nothing but a tombstone for fire" ... read more
'Who Sent You?' is a solid, protest jazz EP. The album is a commentary on racial justice in America, and it rightly drips with rage. The album is more or less a fury of rampaging free jazz progressions with angry rants and tormenting mantras layered on top.

Basically, imagine if John Coltrane and Rage Against the Machine made an album together. But Irreversible Entanglements targets are probably more defined than the music of Rage Against the Machine. Where Rage would declare "I won't do ... read more
A tight wound pack of properly pissed off & socially aware free form jazz. This album title might as well be printed in all caps. Even the saxophone sounds white hot pissed.
Fiery free jazz with Zack de la Rocha (just kidding), riffing and venting over the white hot rhythms. Stay on it!

Standouts: The Code Noir/Amina, No Mas, Blues Ideology, Bread Out of Stone

Dropouts: None
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Added on: February 20, 2020