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