Black Sex Yall: Liberation & Bloody Random Violets

  • Black Sex Yall: Liberation & Bloody Random Violets
  • 2003 : truGROID

One of Burnt Sugar’s most diverse and opu­lent record­ings. This col­lec­tion fea­tures key con­tri­bu­tions from Ver­non Reid, Vijay Iyer, Butch Mor­ris, Pete Cosey, Tamar Kali, DJ Muta­mas­sik, Omega Moon and Kirk Dou­glas of the Roots.

“Moon­chile” (sec­tion 2:18 — 4:55)Lis­ten

Track Listing

1. funky rich med­i­na
2. fear
3. mtume(pt1)
4. mtume(pt2)
5. dri­va man/freedom day
6. mer­maids angels and rain­bows
7. bas (kiss) super grungy mix
8. ran­dom vio­lets
9. muta’s rites (ver­sion)
10. moon­chile
11. gib­ber­ish & bushwack
12. ven­tris
13. no direc­tion home(pt1)
14. no direc­tion home(pt2)
15. no direc­tion home(pt3)
16. no direc­tion home(pt4)
17. no direc­tion home(pt5)
18. no direc­tion home(pt6)
19. no direc­tion home(pt7)
20. the rites redux



“Tate's beautiful and mysterious ballad "Mermaids Angels and Rainbows" has a Prince-meets-Hendrix quality to it while "Random Violets" is a trippy pastiche a la the Beatles' "Revolution No. 9" and features piano snippets from Butch Morris. Tate's "Moonchile" is a grungy trance groove with some nasty guitar licks layered on top. Some of the other fine musicians heard throughout this sprawling project include keyboardist Vijay Iyer, electric bassist Jared Michael Nickerson, violinist Mazz Swift, trumpeter Lewis Flip Barnes, saxophonists Petre Radu-Scafaru and Micah Gaugh, guitarists Morgan Craft and Kirk Douglass and vocalist Justice Dilla-X.”
by  Bill Milkowski