Ulrich Schnauss & Jonas Munk – Passage


Release data: Ulrich Schnauss & Jonas Munk – Passage LP/CD, Azure Vista Records, 2017 If I’m not mistaken “Passage” -which came to fruition out of a variety of musical motives and sketches by Jonas- is the second collaborative album by Ulrich Schnauss (synths and effects processing) and Danish musician Jonas Munk (guitar, synths, composition and structure). I’d say some of Jonas’ guitar work here reminds of…

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Quaeschning & Schnauss – Synthwaves


Release data: Quaeschning & Schnauss – Synthwaves LP/CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Azure Vista Records, 2017 Presented as a homage to the electronic music masters of the past yet breathing fresh contemporary and enchanting vibes along an overall post-cosmic sound, Thorsten Quaeschning & Ulrich Schnauss “Synthwaves” is a 53-minute release made with vintage synthesizers, sequencers and drum machines only. The eight track outcome has a highly cinematic feel…

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Ulrich Schnauss – No Further Ahead Than Today


Release data: Ulrich Schnauss – No Further Ahead Than Today CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Scripted Realities, 2016 This album is a kind of journey down memory lane as the impact of the nine complex and emotive songs making up “No Further Ahead Than Today” strongly echo the style, approach and aural design of Ulrich’s first releases “Far Away Trains Passing By” (2001) and “A Strangely Isolated Place”…

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Ulrich Schnauss – A Strangely Isolated Place


Release data: Ulrich Schnauss – A Strangely Isolated Place CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, City Centre Offices/Domino, 2003 This album is the follow-up to Ulrich’s excellent “Far Away Trains Passing By”. It’s a release with a bittersweat current of melancholy sweeping between the notes and some very nicely executed danceable moves. “Gone Forever”, “Monday Paracetamol” or “Blumenthal” are just a few cues of emotive, warm electronica with synthetic…

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Ulrich Schnauss – Quicksand Memory


Release data: Ulrich Schnauss – Quicksand Memory EP, Independiente Music/Domino, 2007 By whatever reason I seem to have missed this EP of Mr Schnauss when it came out, but I’m happy it came on my way after all. “Quicksand Memory” features progressive instrumental music that puts regular electronics normally discussed here in the corner, hitting the shoegazer-button on the first two pieces. Moreover, one must…

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Ulrich Schnauss – A Long Way to Fall


Release data: Ulrich Schnauss – A Long Way to Fall CD, Scripted Realities, 2013 In his own words, Mr Schnauss describes his fourth release “A Long Way to Fall” as an album that would celebrate the synthesizer as the very capable musical instrument that it is, but without the need to disguise it behind a wall of echo and reverb. Besides a vintage note, the…

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