IRREVERSIBLE ENTANGLEMENTS: Who Sent You?: LP

Why am I reviewing spoken-word jazz in a punk magazine? Well, like the best punk records, Who Sent You? has an anti-cop song and a spirit of rebellion. It sounds like it’s being played by people who are killing some time before their insurgent political group has a meeting. Irreversible Entanglements are from Philly and feature Camae Ayewa of Moor Mother on vocals. She’s got a deep, ominous voice that rides over the band’s dark and funky take on classic jazz. The results are moody and cinematic, grounded yet powerful, and one hundred percent cool. It’s jazz for people who throw Molotov cocktails. We could all throw a couple of those these days. –Chris Terry (International Anthem, intlanthem.bandcamp.com)