Irreversible Entanglements – Open the Gates (International Anthem, LP/CD/digital)

More impressive than the music on »Open the Gates« may be the fact that this album was recorded in just one day. The group Irreversible Entanglements, led by Camae Ayewa aka Moor Mother, came together in January of this year to record a jazz album that is both open in style and self-confident, embedding Ayewa's rap-inspired spoken word performance in an eclectic panorama of advanced musical ideas. As she herself so aptly says in the first track: »It's energy time!«