The Super Saturated Sugar Strings (from the album All Their Many Miles)
On the far edges of both America and Americana, Anchorage, Alaska’s The Super Saturated Sugar Strings offer music with two intentions….stomp and swing. On their recent album release, All Their Many Miles, the six-piece band sing of the brutal Alaskan winter, safely wrapped in a “Love Cocoon”. Anchorage is a windswept town on the edge of a cold ocean. The natural motion of the cities inhabitants to gather together for warmth is brought into the group interaction, the members of The Super Saturated Sugar Strings fluid within the music insulated by the band’s structure. In live performance, the players use the drums as a centerpoint, musicians taking turns behind the kit as the air is filled with guitars, bass, trumpet, cello, violin, and piano.
Opening on the title track, All Their Many Miles builds its melody with sonic theatrics, passions rising in the playing and its voice as emotional accents. Staging the songs over All Their Many Miles, The Sugar Strings quietly walk across “Amplified”, ending the track with a bombast worthy of the song title. A piano hammers out a persistent beat as harmonies sing of an icebound history of The Sugar Strings’ homeland in “Precipice” while “The Duchess of Comfort” twirls in a dancehall march and a snapping guitar lead takes a bite out of “Crocodile”. All Their Many Miles is a sweeping musical statement, the album tenderly beginning its promise in “The Vow”, accenting its words with authoritative strums and ethereal choral harmonies as The Super Saturated Sugar Strings orchestrate Country Folk for “Long Road” and chip away at “Heart of Stone” with rhythmic snaps, Country twang, and Dixieland horns.
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