Bob Sweeney


‘no más’! irreversible entanglements drop new track

February 4, 2020
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Punk is expressed through words, instruments, and attitude. It takes many forms and needn’t be relegated to the sounds of “rock” music. Irreversible Entanglements is a perfect example of the punk spirit made manifest in other, non-rock spaces. Made up of Camae Ayewa (a.k.a. Moor Mother), bassist Luke Stewart, saxophonist Keir Neuringer, drummer Tcheser Holmes and trumpeter Aquiles Navarro, Irreversible Entanglements rages against the machine and machinations of the oppressive powers-that-be, with sounds rooted in free jazz and spoken-word poetry.

Today, they’ve announced their new album, Who Sent You? and they’re giving us a taste of what’s to come with the first single and video for “No Mas.” The song itself a bold declaration of resistance via the Black imagination. The video for the song, directed by Imani Nikyah Dennison, was shot on location in Johannesburg, South Africa, and features spacesuit helmet-clad Black astronauts as shepherds, lovers, and everyday pedestrians — symbols of escaping Earth and heading to liberation, in the tradition of Sun Ra and the late Ras G’s Afrikan Space Program. In imagining this liberated future during Black History Month, Moor Mother speaks into existence a reality where life is lived unfettered: “No mas…no longer, under your gaze.” We’re just about ready to blast off.

Irreversible Entanglements’ Who Sent You? is dropping in mid-March on Don Giovanni/International Anthem