Late Again: Vinyl LPPP1004
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Label: Piano Piano
Release Date: 29th September
We've heard many an artist have a pop at emulating that classic library funk and 70s soundtrack jazz soul warmth with the lushness and grandeur of strings, decent affairs but Sven Wunder is something else, such a legit studious sound.
For the soundtrack and library aficionados, jazz connoisseurs, and the hip-hop heads with an open mind.
The album compiles some of his most admired compositions to date, like the jazz ballads ”Snowdrops” and ”Asterism Waltz”, and the modal jazz pieces ”Jazz at Night”, and ”Stars Align”. As well as new compositions such as ”Sundown”, ”Pop-Jazz Structures”, and ”Take A Break” with brightly colored textures and vibrant melodies which have become Wunder’s trademark, and so forth.
The Swedish artist and composer have previously catapulted himself onto the global stage of contemporary grooves with his three critically acclaimed albums Eastern Flowers (2019), Wabi Sabi (2020), and Natura Morta (2021), along with a handful of singles such as Harmonica And.... (2023) Sun- Kissed (2022), and Mosaic (2022).
His releases have appealed to psych and prog listeners, folk and jazz aficionados, hip-hop connoisseurs, bonafide tastemakers, and fans across the globe which have cemented Wunder’s position as a gifted composer and a musical force to be reckoned with.
When the sun hovers near the horizon, the rays of white sunlight are scattered out of the beam by small particles and molecules in the atmosphere that sprinkle the sky with brilliant hues indicating that the day starts to fade. As night begins to fall, tree-tops redden and begin to glow. Darkness closes in and falls like a blanket covering the sky. It is late again and all is in shadow below. It is when stars align and dreams come true.
Sven Wunder thrives at nightfall and welcomes the horizon of beginnings on Late Again, a collection of nocturnal jazz pieces that depict shooting stars and scattered beams from the setting sun, with an emphasis on gentle compositions for piano and orchestral pop-jazz arrangements for flute, brass, and strings.
”Natura Morta is one of the closest modern equivalents to the Italian library oeuvre...it features the languid rhythmic pulse of those 1970s classics, topped with a 15-piece string section...delicate, sweeping music”(The New York Times)
“It’s a testament to Wunder’s vision that he’s created something so self-contained out of such wild ingredients.” (Pitchfork)
“There’s this new musician currently blowing minds...Sven Wunder exists like Burial and the Weeknd used to, or like MF DOOM...” (Passion of the Weiss)
“The brilliant debut from the mysterious Sven Wunder came out of nowhere and left all the heads spinnin’...This is one of the best albums you will hear this year.” (Aquarium Drunkard)
"Elusive Swede Sven Wunder returns with a luxurious dip into the rhythms and sonics of mid-70s library music" The Quietus
2. Pop-Jazz Structures
3. Take A Break
4. Stars Align
5. Lunar Distance
6. Jazz At Night
8. Stellar Plates
9. Asterism Waltz
10. Late Again