The Burnt Sugar
sound just gets more and more complex over the years – to a point where it's even more mindblowing than when it started, and where it's hard to tell where one influence starts and another one ends! In a way, the approach here is like a fully righteous extension of some of the modes explored by the black rock generation in the New York scene of the 80s – and its way of folding together soul, funk, avant jazz, and lots more. But under the helm of Luqman Brown, the Burnt Sugar
groove moves onto whole new planets of sound – using a rich tapestry of funk, fuzz, wisdom, and knowledge to lay down sheets of sound that might take others years to create. Vocals are by a variety of singers – including Shelly Nicole Jefferson, Abby Dobson, Christina Wheeler, Julie Brown, and Mikel Banks – and titles include "That Bent Arc Do Be Slow", "Ziploc Latex", "RU Insane", "There Is A G", "Young Black & Vague", and "Ride Ride Ride".