May 11, 2020
“Evoking the landscape of Monet’s The Water Lily Pond”.
Swedish artist Sven Wunder is releasing his second album, Wabi Sabi, via Piano Piano this June.
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Drawing on the principles and aesthetics of Ukiyo-e – a style of Japanese woodblock prints popular during the Edo period – Wunder melds the sounds of the Western concert flute, guzheng, Moog synth, Wurlitzer electric piano, and electric bass into Wabi Sabi.
“The idea of fusing these styles and reframing them with the aesthetic of wabi sabi is to reconnect with nature and concentrate on asymmetries,” explains the label.
Alongside the full album, Mr Bongo is also releasing a pair of 7”s featuring select tracks from Wabi Sabi and Sven’s 2019 album Eastern Flowers.
3. Hot Winds Arrive
6. Blanket Fog Descends
1. Wabi Sabi
2. Bamboo And Rocks
5. North Wind Rattles the Leaves