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Wunderzeit! (2008)


Words and music by Jeff MacKey
Mixed, produced, engineered and mastered by Writ on Water
except Wondertime and Angie swirls in pastel summer mixed and produced by Jon Sonnenberg
Art direction by Daniel Johnson

Jeff MacKey: Vocals, guitars, bass, drum programming
Daniel Johnson: Bass, drum programming
Archie Jackson: drums on track 2
Sam Jackson: drums on track 4
Jon Sonnenberg: Synthesizers and drum programming on tracks 1 and 7

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These songs have a decidedly more acoustic flavour than the majority of Writ on Water’s work and, for that reason, seemed to fit well together with Wondertime from the album A Wingless King. Should have known what to expect was originally recorded as part of the A Wingless King sessions, Santa Cruz and the Wondertime demo are presented in their original acoustic guitars + drum machine form, and Twilight and Everything’s too close were recorded in 2008. Additionally included are remixes of two songs from A Wingless King prepared by Jon Sonnenberg of Travelogue: Wondertime and Angie swirls in pastel summer.

January 2009 – Down The Line Magazine

Both versions [of ‘Wondertime’] are very different from the one you originally heard on A Wingless King... The acoustic demo really does fit in with the other acoustic-styled songs on the EP.  The stand out cut on the Wunderzeit! EP is hard to pick, but I would go for ‘Santa Cruz,’ a rollicking instrumental that is almost over too soon.

March 2009 – Terrascope Online

‘Twilight’ has a real ’eighties sound to it, while ‘Should Have Known What To Expect’ floats off into mysterious reverberation. ‘Santa Cruz’ has some brief but fab guitar work, while the closing remix of ‘Angie Swirls In Pastel Summer’ is acid sequences and bleeps in chillout mode.