Single Arden released on the 12th of January
Berlin based Band „Sun Ark“ shares the next Single of their self titled Debut Album to be released on 16th of February on XJAZZ! Music „Arden“ is available via all digital platforms and is accompanied by a beautiful Visualizer animated by Ben Luu, as well as a Live Video shot at the Jazzexzess Series at Alte Giesserei, Berlin. The last Track of the Album „Arden“ is the conclusion to a sonic story shifting trough different moods and colors over a total of twelve songs. The lush and groovy sunset features Bene Jäckle adding sparkly flute tones to the five piece Band , while bandleader and songwriter Jojo Mann shines on Acoustic Guitar and Povel Widestrand plays a singing solo on the Mellotron. On their Debut Album Sun Ark weaves together electronic, hip-hop, Brazilian and jazz influences to create a lush, colourful and orchestral sound; a sonic story with a bright, springy opening track that bends into a red-hot, experimental arc.
Mann, Nissen, Widestrand, Stefansson, Wankel and Jäckle have played in venues around the world, from Bahia, Brazil’s Festival de Jazz do Capão to Washington, D.C.’s Kennedy Center, and across a number of local venues, including the Jazzexzess Concert Series, A-Trane and Donau115. In SUN ARK they join forces to improvise and experiment collectively to create a current Sound that aims to have a profound spiritual and emotional Impact. Sun Ark was recorded by Piotr Zegzula at RecPublica Studios in Lubza, Poland and Mixed & Mastered by Martin Ruch at Control Room Berlin. Additional Overdubs and Postproduction were done by Johannes Mann in his Studio in Berlin-Neukölln. The album’s retro futuristic artwork and visualizers are by Ben Luu, with trippy, mind bending videography by Ada Grueter for “Moon.Sun”.
Johannes Mann describes their self-titled debut album (Berlin’s XJAZZ Music, February 2024) as ‘exploring a landscape’; a sonic story with a bright, springy opening track that bends into a red-hot, experimental arc.