ALBUM REVIEW: Irreversible Entanglements – Open The Gates | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 12.11.21






Recorded in one day at the start of 2021, Open The Gates is the sound of one of the best groups working in music today (on one of the best labels out there, no less) reacting to and embracing tumult, chaos and possibility, maintaining the communal ethos that has fuelled them whilst casting their scope further.

The increased role of synthesisers on pieces like Keys To Creation and the side-spanning epic Water Meditation might be the headline change, but the increased exploration of space within Irreversible Entanglements playing and the bold post-bop melodicism found on tracks like Lágrimas Del Mar, makes this expansive collection perhaps their most accessible studio release whilst retaining the fire, fury and poetic might of their live show.


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