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

“The heavy romp of “Thorazine/81” teeters at the edge of chaos for much of its nine-and-a-half minutes, and an unusual cross of hip-hop and free-jazz-style soloing (from bass clarinet, no less) threatens to create a new species of music on “Love to Tical.” Then Tate goes further afield, using his laptop to create a rhythm of blips and beeps on the ballad “Dominata” and a backdrop of noises on the 18-minute title track. And what a tune: Mysterious, tense, and dramatic, it builds toward several highlights, including a fantastic solo from baritone saxophonist “Moist” Paula Henderson.”
by  Steve Greenlee
JazzTimes.com