Where the climate is mild, snowdrops appears with the first sign of winter. In more severe areas they are the assurance that the brighter days of spring are on their way. The bell-shaped white flower can emerge through snow, held on a slender pedicel, piercing through the snow cover or forming impressive white carpets when they bloom.
Sven Wunder is portraying the passage of the falling snow and the winter flowers bloom by depicting the rebirth of light, by cracking the cold surface of snow, with lengthening days and shortening nights, in two flourishing jazz numbers for piano and small orchestra.
This has become one of the most important albums of my life. It’s essence is indescribable. Every sound from the start of the record through the end is placed delicately and with care. The album cover is by Julie Mehretu. It’s absolutely an incredible release for which I shall be eternally grateful. Aniket
Like so many others, this came like a bolt out of the blue and, even though it's well before payday, I had to have this astonishing album on vinyl to prove it exists. The feel of the tunes makes me feel like the Impressions do, Curtis Mayfield, the big spaces and instinctive horns and stuff drifting in and out. Great grooves and I can see lots of ghosts nodding along to this with big smiles on their faces. At last! Anthony Cottrell