Len Sander Concert at Exil, Zürich on FR 27.04.2018

Len Sander

FR 27.04.2018
Exil, Zürich
Concert

„The Future of Lovers“ is the title of the long-awaited, sophomore album from the band Len Sander. Three years ago, the Zurich-based quintet caused quite a stir with its debut „Phantom Garden“, first in Switzerland, and then worldwide. The singles „Places“ (summer 2015) and „Another Man“ (spring 2016) caused high hopes that the band could be the next big export success from Switzerland. „Places“ has been streamed on Spotify more than 300,000 times, due in part to the song appearing on Spotify’s viral charts as well as regular broadcasts on BBC Radio 1 after being championed by Huw Stephens. „Another Man“ experienced heavy rotation on Switzerland’s SRF 3, the station with the nation’s largest coverage, as well as on its counterpart in French-speaking Switzerland, Couleur 3.

Len Sander would not be Len Sander, without the diligence, commitment and work ethic they are known for; but after eight months of studio time between Berlin-Neukölln and Zurich, the blood, sweat and tears that have gone into „The Future Of Lovers“ are practically, and appropriately, tangible. While it was feelings of confusion and bewilderment that shaped the debut album, „The Future of Lovers“ is imbued with a new kind of clarity. The elaborate arrangements and sample-generated sounds that push the boundaries of curiosity are typical for Len Sander and are what give the album its complexity. And while Len Sander wear their references to the golden age of the 90s on their sleeve, the experimental and modern production of „The Future of Lovers“ brings the album back to now.