In times past there was punk. In times past there was hip-hop. Now there is little more than the ghost of those once glorious musical genres striking a chord on planet Earth but all is not lost for, in Rome of all places, there is True Jamma Squad.
A glorious conglomeration of ineptness and indignance, this duo kick their primitive grasp of technology and guitars all the way across the room just so the just plain bonkers poetry of the lyrics can have some company. The first song here, “Whisky Risky”, makes little sense in any astrophysical plane yet the lurching rhythm still finds the ways and means to capture your attention. “Anger Without Colour As Ice” is nothing less than art house madness and I’d rather listen to it than any Pink Floyd album that has been released, reissued and remastered. “True Troubles” is closest to being an actual song and the rant that threatens to overpower the guitar is nothing less than a relentless rap powered by nihilism.
Good, bad or indifferent, True Jamma Squad have the power to simultaneously make your ears bleed and confuse what is left of your alcohol soaked brain. May they be worshipped just for that!
Available from Bandcamp.