Tuesday, September 27, 2016 | John Diliberto | NPR Echoes
The last time we heard from Nicholas Gunn, he was blowing flute on evocative melodies on albums like Afternoon in Sedona, Sacred Fire and Thirty-One Nights. And he’d been doing that for most of his life. But on his new album, Under The Influence Of Music, you’d be forgiven if you didn’t recognize it as a Nicholas Gunn album. There’s no flute on it at all. Instead, Gunn has gone all electronic, released dance albums with his wife as (We Are) Nexus and just Nick Gunn. His new album finds him in a more ambient zone. We go under the influence of Nicholas Gunn when he talks about his radical change of direction.