Making Love to the Dark Ages

  • Making Love to the Dark Ages

Burnt Sugar’s first studio recording in 5 years in celebration of the band’s 10 year anniversary. A tasty mix of history and contemporary. A spicy blend of jazz, improv, innovation and composition.
A cornucopia of sound embedded in the process of creativity: hot, sweet, and a little burnt on the edges.

Tracks

  1. Chains and Water-part One
  2. Chains and Water – Part Two
  3. Chains and Water – Part Three
  4. Thorazine/eighty One
  5. Love to Tical
  6. Dominata (The Gabri Ballad)
  7. Making Love to the Dark Ages – Part One
  8. Making Love to the Dark Ages – Part Two

Personnel

Press

“On Making Love to the Dark Ages (LiveWired), the latest recording by Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber, Tate wields a baton along with a laptop and occasionally his trusty guitar. The results range from his expansive meditation on slavery, “Chains and Water,” full of free-blowing conversations between the horns and soulful vocals supplied by dynamic singer Lisala, to the electric Miles-ish groover “Love to Tical,” to the dreamlike, ambient, Eno-meets-Teo soundscape “Dominata,” which incorporates his audacious laptop experiments, to an intriguing mashup of Tate’s funky “Thorazine” with the Ron Carter-Miles Davis composition “Eighty-One” (from E.S.P.).”
by  Bill Milkowski
JazzTimes.com