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