If you’ve never felt able to recreate that feeling of waltzing into a Jazz bar and drinking in the improvised sound at home, well the good news is, now you can. And it’s all thanks to the New York-based instrumental band Moon Sugar who seamlessly fuse Funk, Rock and Jazz into their improvised compositions.
With their single “Skyward” you’re treated to ten transiently blissful, yet decadently intricate minutes of unrestrained expressive aural alchemy. There is no danger of any soundscape created by Moon Sugar to ever fall into the background music category thanks to the high-octane punches pulled by the rhythmically blessed powerhouse. I can only imagine how much energy is delivered through their live shows, but NYC residents have a good chance of catching them play their shows. Their previous shows have seen them take to the stage at Shrine, Pianos, Club Bonafide and many more.
You can stream and download Moon Sugar’s single from their latest album “the Observer” by heading over to Bandcamp.
Review by Amelia Vandergast