Black Host / Life In The Sugar Candle Mines
Album:Life In The Sugar Candle Mines Collection:Jazz
Artist:Black Host Added:Jun 2013
Label:Northern Spy Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2013-06-03 Pull Date:2013-08-05 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Jul 28Jul 21Jul 14Jul 7Jun 30Jun 23Jun 16Jun 9

Recent Airplay
1.May 30, 2014:No Cover, No Minimum
4.Jul 20, 2013:Fried Egg
2.Aug 22, 2013:Rebop
5.Jul 11, 2013:Rebop
Ayler Children
3.Jul 21, 2013:Fight or Flight
6.Jul 05, 2013:Tunes
Ayler Children

Album Review
Reviewed 2013-06-02 
BLACK HOST: Life in the Sugar Candle Mines
Northern Spy, 2013

AVANT-JAZZ – Yow. This way-out, energetic quintet is confident, bold, and incisive. Gerald Cleaver pushes all the levers on drums, while Brandon Seabrook’s chaotic guitar noise jostles for position against Darius Jones’ pained alto sax wails and Cooper-Moore’s dense clusters of free piano. Add punchy bass and electronics for a rocky thrill ride.

Fo’s Picks: 2, 3, 5, 6, 8

1. 16:10 – alternates lumpy improv, rolling grooves, steady trudge, and chaos: check out jittery piano, whining sax solo in middle, madness later
2. 11:23 – free-jazz: thick percussion quietly propels spiky piano against very slow melody; wild guitar takes over in middle; sax in final third
3. 8:04 – slow brooding composition, dark, with wide open, creepy midsection
4. 6:35 – insistent uptempo pulse: improv accents in an infernal groove, fades
5. 6:01 – moody atmospheric melody cluttered and confused with noise layers
6. 12:58 – disorienting: heavy reverb under slow motion sax, fast drums & piano… eventually guitar cuts in to trigger a paranoid freakout
7. 5:59 – heavy beat and creaking/crackling improv; post-rock tune in 2nd half
8. 10:28 – slow echoing sax intro; drifts into a slow, hallucinatory ballad

[ Fo ] - 2 June 2013

Track Listing
1.Hover 5.Amsterdam/Frames
2.Ayler Children 6.Gromek
3.Citizen Rose 7.Wrestling
4.Test-Sunday 8.May Be Home