mon 22/07/2019

CD: Mama Rosin - Black Robert | reviews, news & interviews

CD: Mama Rosin - Black Robert

CD: Mama Rosin - Black Robert

A more restrained (relatively speaking) effort from the Swiss/Cajun rockers

Mama Rosin: They sound like they’re playing while hanging out of the window of a freight train

What’s not to like about this Swiss trio with an unquenchable love of the most obscure American roots music? As well as having the ability to evoke the spirit of early Cajun and rock’n’roll recordings without resorting to staid academic imitation, they are also clearly influenced by the likes of The Clash and the Velvet Underground. This means they’re as focused on producing a satisfyingly physically-present contemporary noise as they are in stimulating a revival of the French migrant/African-American music of deepest Louisiana.

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