Free jazz collective IrreversibleEntanglements will release their new album, Who Sent You?, on March20th via InternationalAnthem/DonGiovanni. Following “warm and heady” (Stereogum) lead single “No Más,” today they present new track, “Bread Out Of Stone.” The album’s closer, “Bread Out Of Stone” captures Irreversible Entanglements in a rare, simmered mode, coming down from 40 minutes channeling a significant plume of fire. Bass, drums and hand percussion creep as poet/MC MoorMother whispers down a list of metaphysical magic words – a recipe for how they’ve been able to use their instruments and implements to “make bread from stone.”
Listen to Irreversible Entanglements’ “Bread Out of Stone” –
Irreversible Entanglements is CamaeAyewa (aka Moor Mother), saxophonist KeirNeuringer, trumpeter AquilesNavarro, bassist LukeStewart, and drummer TcheserHolmes. Who Sent You? is the punk-rocking of jazz and the mystification of the avant-garde. This record weaves kinetic soul fusion, dreamy yet harrowing poetry, and intricate rhythms into warmth-giving tapestries that comfort and conceal, confront and coerce all at once.
Where the band’s self-titled debut was all explosive noisy anthems and glorious cosmic bluster, Who Sent You? is a focused and patient ritual. Irreversible Entanglements take their time in between these grooves, stalking the war-torn streets of the Deep South and post-Columbian apocalypses—taking their time to dream up an amalgamation that sounds truly euphoric. More than the sum of its parts—war-like basslines, haunting saxophone, cyberpunk brass, the unwieldy storm of drums, and the oracular phyletic incantations of Ayewa—Who Sent You? is an entire holistic jam of “infinite possibilities coming back around,” a sprawling meditation, a reminder of the forms and traumas of the past, and the shape and vision of Afrotopian sounds to come.
Irreversible Entanglements will celebrate the release of Who Sent You? at Chicago’s Co-Prosperity Sphere on March31st. Then, they will appear at Iowa City’s Mission Creek Festival and Atlanta’s Jazz Festival.