Sven Wunder – Wabi Sabi (2020) [FLAC 24bit/48kHz]

Sven Wunder – Wabi Sabi (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 36:18 minutes | 432 MB | Genre: World
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Light In The Attic Records

After taking inspiration from Anatolian music on his previous work Eastern Flowers, the Swede Sven Wunder looks toward the Far-East for his new album. Wabi Sabi borrows its name from an aesthetic and spiritual Japanese concept which involves an appreciation and cultivation of simple and modest things, the acceptance of imperfection in the world and respect for the passage of time. For all that, this record is no less luxurious. Jazz-rock rhythms wrapped in progressive and pulsating funk tinted with East-Asian sounds. Wabi Sabi features wah-wah guitars, bass, percussion, Wurlitzer piano and Moog synthesisers which flirt with Japanese shakuhachi bamboo flutes (Hanami, Blanket Fog Descends…), Chinese zithers, guzhengs, violins and marimba’s on Bamboo Rocks. The final North Wind Rattle the Leaves, which begins and ends with the sound of a tanpura points us towards India. Perhaps an indication of the composers next destination. – Benjamin MiNiMuM


1. Sven Wunder – Yūgen
2. Sven Wunder – Shinrinyoku
3. Sven Wunder – Hot Winds Arrive
4. Sven Wunder – Hanami
5. Sven Wunder – Komorebi
6. Sven Wunder – Blanket Fog Descends
7. Sven Wunder – Wabi Sabi
8. Sven Wunder – Bamboo and Rocks
9. Sven Wunder – Kachōfūgetsu
10. Sven Wunder – Onsen
11. Sven Wunder – North Wind Rattles the Leaves