Jamaram LA FAMILLE
Clear the stage! – Spots on! – It's explosive!
Ever heard of »Restless Legs Syndrome«?
Where you can't keep still etc.? It could be JAMARAM.
The Reggae&Rock&Roll circus JAMARAM is ON THE ROAD again! Twelve years of JAMARAM with 7 LPs and over 1,000 live shows clocked up in Germany, Europe and the rest of the world – and no end in sight! The gig monsters of the south of Germany are hitting the road again with their new album »LA FAMILLE« (release 12th Octobre 2012 Soulfire Artists/Rough Trade) and looking forward to a wild escalation of clubbing with their fans.
Even with their seventh! album »LA FAMILLE« and interminable road trips behind them, it's hard to fit the close-knit circus family JAMARAM into any neat music genre. Branching out from the basic Reggae canon »LA FAMILLE« has Ska&Rocksteady (Lonely/Track 2, La Famille, Miniature Walrus, Babylon), Pop&Rock&Latino styles (Solid As A Rock/ Track 7, Turn On The Lights, Wasting Time, Slow), Singer/Songwriting (Hard To Hold On To/ Track 4, Plant Song, Hold On, Try Try Try) and naturally something ecstatic (Hey, Sweet Madelaine). For these 14 tracks, mostly recorded live, the band and their long-standing producer UMBERTO ECHO were aiming at an organic, earthy sound with minimal extra effects. All the songs should work one-to-one in concert without a safety net. The result is an astoundingly multifaceted long-player with new and undreamt of soundworlds from the JAMARAM Universe. As drummer Murxen Alberti puts it: “… some tracks on the new album are a bit softer at the corners than you'd expect for a Jamaram live show. We've left ourselves more time for nuances and still moments and out of that, Jamaram is developing a new force of its very own.
»Jamaram are a family – just like brothers!
We do our thing and we play our songs«
(from »Oh my Gosh« from the album Jameleon)
Nomen est Omen! The album title »LA FAMILLE« reflects the fact that after many years and numerous group experiences (highs and lows, the lows mostly from the subwoofers) you're more than just a bunch of flatmates who go on trips together and have fun. Family structures start to form: In ever-changing role-play, Mums and Dads try to keep the show on the road with all the means at their disposal. There are lethargic brothers and temperamental sisters to be handled, there are grumblers who have to be coerced into acting, there's Grandad who's not as resilient as he once was, and there's even a rich uncle. You find it in the best of families, you can somehow tell they're from the same stable and when the chips are down, they'll hold together through thick and thin.
You can hear all this on JAMARAM'S latest album »LA FAMILLE«
(release 12th Ocotbre .2012 Soulfire Artists/Rough Trade)
and on the fantastic »LA FAMILLE TOUR«
Jamaram - LA FAMILLE’s tracks