Black Sex Yall: Liberation & Bloody Random Violets

  • Black Sex Yall: Liberation & Bloody Random Violets
  • 2003 : truGROID

One of Burnt Sugar’s most diverse and opulent recordings. This collection features key contributions from Vernon Reid, Vijay Iyer, Butch Morris, Pete Cosey, Tamar Kali, DJ Mutamassik, Omega Moon and Kirk Douglas of the Roots.

“Moonchile” (section 2:18 – 4:55)Listen

Track Listing

1. funky rich medina
2. fear
3. mtume(pt1)
4. mtume(pt2)
5. driva man/freedom day
6. mermaids angels and rainbows
7. bas (kiss) super grungy mix
8. random violets
9. muta’s rites (version)
10. moonchile
11. gibberish & bushwack
12. ventris
13. no direction home(pt1)
14. no direction home(pt2)
15. no direction home(pt3)
16. no direction home(pt4)
17. no direction home(pt5)
18. no direction home(pt6)
19. no direction home(pt7)
20. the rites redux



“Tate's beautiful and mysterious ballad "Mermaids Angels and Rainbows" has a Prince-meets-Hendrix quality to it while "Random Violets" is a trippy pastiche a la the Beatles' "Revolution No. 9" and features piano snippets from Butch Morris. Tate's "Moonchile" is a grungy trance groove with some nasty guitar licks layered on top. Some of the other fine musicians heard throughout this sprawling project include keyboardist Vijay Iyer, electric bassist Jared Michael Nickerson, violinist Mazz Swift, trumpeter Lewis Flip Barnes, saxophonists Petre Radu-Scafaru and Micah Gaugh, guitarists Morgan Craft and Kirk Douglass and vocalist Justice Dilla-X.”
by  Bill Milkowski