Coming in off of a 3 1/2 week Asia tour, feeling exhausted, ran down and under the weather, the only thing that could possibly bring me back to life and good health is much needed sleep and of course soothing music. So it was a major surprise to find the upcoming soon to be released Late Again LP by Sven Wunder had arrived while I was away and was the perfect anticdote to my fatigue. Could it be all that we’ve come to know and love from Sven Wunder? Of course and obviously more!
The fourth album to date since their 2019 debut on Piano Piano, Sven Wunder has only gotten better with previous albums and singles aging gracefully and the latest instantly finding itself into heavy rotation. Clocking in at the best 10 tracker that you’ll need to hear, it’s a beautiful sound recording that makes the world right and at peace.
“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.”