Ulrich Schnauss

Ulrich Schnauss

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Ulrich Schnauss
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German producer of ethereal electronic music which calls to mind such diverse influences as Chapterhouse, My Bloody Valentine and LFO. After much unsigned work under some aliases, the CCO label saw fit to release his debut mini-album, "Far Away Trains Passing By". The album became a critical hit and gained more and more listeners through the next couple years as it seeped into the far East and America. Due to strong word-of-mouth and a devoted following, his follow-up album, "A Strangely Isolated Place", was an even bigger hit. He has also started branching out with collaborations and remixes with Longview, Mojave 3, I'm Not A Gun, Justin Robertson, The Zephyrs, and more.
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Ulrich Schnauss Discography

Albums

towerblock cd 005 Ulrich Schnauss Far Away Trains Passing By (Album, Comp) City Centre Offices towerblock cd 005 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
TOWERBLOCK CD 013 Ulrich Schnauss A Strangely Isolated Place (Album) City Centre Offices TOWERBLOCK CD 013 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
GOODBYE1 Ulrich Schnauss Goodbye (Album) Independiente GOODBYE1 UK 2007 Sell This Version
PED A010 Ulrich Schnauss & Jonas Munk Ulrich Schnauss & Jonas Munk - Epic (Album) Pedigree Cuts PED A010 UK 2010 Sell This Version
SCREAL001 Ulrich Schnauss A Long Way To Fall (Album) Scripted Realities SCREAL001 UK 2012 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

5046694390 Longview Vs. Ulrich Schnauss Longview Vs. Ulrich Schnauss - Can't Explain 14th Floor Records 5046694390 UK 2003 Sell This Version
DNO 47 Ulrich Schnauss ...Passing By(12", Ltd) Domino USA DNO 47 US 2006 Sell This Version
ISOM 119T Ulrich Schnauss Quicksand Memory EP (EP) Domino USA ISOM 119T UK 2007 Sell This Version
none Ulrich Schnauss Medusa(CDr, Single, Promo) Independiente none UK 2007 Sell This Version
ISOM 131D Ulrich Schnauss Stars EP (EP) Domino USA ISOM 131D UK 2008 Sell This Version
LAT004 A Shoreline Dream & Ulrich Schnauss A Shoreline Dream & Ulrich Schnauss - NeverChanger(CDr, Ltd, Maxi) Latenight Weeknight Records LAT004 US 2008 Sell This Version
seks017lp Pia Fraus / Ulrich Schnauss Pia Fraus / Ulrich Schnauss - Mute The Birds / Ships Will Sail(7") SekSound seks017lp Estonia 2008 Sell This Version
none Ulrich Schnauss, Kirsty Hawkshaw Ulrich Schnauss, Kirsty Hawkshaw - Two Trees(CDr, EP) Not On Label (Kirsty Hawkshaw Self-released) none UK 2010 Sell This Version
AUX007 Ulrich Schnauss & ASC Ulrich Schnauss & ASC - 77 EP (EP) Auxiliary AUX007 UK 2012 Sell This Version
none Ulrich Schnauss I Take Comfort In Your Ignorance Remix EP (EP) Scripted Realities none UK 2013 Sell This Version

Compilations

none Ulrich Schnauss A Collection Of Whispers(CD, Comp, Promo) Freeze (Magazine) none UK 2008 Sell This Version
none Ulrich Schnauss Remix Sampler(2xCDr, Comp, Promo) Independiente none UK 2008 Sell This Version
RGIRL62 Ulrich Schnauss Missing Deadlines - Selected Remixes(CD, Comp) Rocket Girl RGIRL62 UK 2010 Sell This Version
XQKF-1019 Ulrich Schnauss A Letter From Home - An Ambient Selection(CD, Comp) Grand Gallery XQKF-1019 Japan 2012 Sell This Version

DJ Mixes

01 Ulrich Schnauss Isolatedmix 01(File, MP3, Mixed, 160) A Strangely Isolated Place 01 UK 2009
none Ulrich Schnauss Fireside Chat(File, MP3, Mixed, 160) Red Bull Music Academy none UK 2010
none Ulrich Schnauss Bestimix 71(File, MP3, Mixed, 320) Bestiblog.net none UK 2011
44 Ulrich Schnauss / I A / MIX 44(File, MP3, Mixed, 320) Inverted Audio 44 UK 2011
none Ulrich Schnauss DJ Mix Podcast(File, MP3, Mixed, 128) Clash Magazine none UK 2011
320 Ulrich Schnauss EG Podcast 320 Ulrich Schnauss(File, MP3, Mixed, 192) Electronic Groove 320 US 2012

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swk24

swk24

September 14, 2004
edited over 11 years ago
Last night I had the pleasure of seeing Ulrich's first live performance in the USA. Most of the 200 people couldn't make sense of it - too murky for dancing, too crisp for shoegazing. But those people who did were lost in the music, eyes closed and lips moving, trancelike. His music isn't really made for the club, though - for everyone, I think there's a certain time of day, or a certain way the world glances at you, with which his music fits perfectly. It's true that his music isn't revolutionary, but with tracks as wonderful as "On My Own" and "Can't Explain", you owe it to yourself to at least take a taste. I find it delicious.
bubaslubas

bubaslubas

August 27, 2004
edited over 11 years ago
Ulrich, to me, represents the finest in electronic music, and is by far my favourite musician. This sort of "machines have feelings" statement, combining crystalline electronic production with the most emotional chords of pop, is a recipe followed (or started?) by many others, like Solvent, but none comes any near the mastery of U. Schnauss. It is absolutely obligatory, even to those that are not too fond of "IDM".
lazy_atom

lazy_atom

January 23, 2004
Anyone who suggests electronic music doesn't have a soul should embark on a crash course of Ulrich Schnauss.

"Monday Paracetemol" for example, from A Strangely Isolated Place, is one of those beautifully rare tracks that plucks you from the depths of ordinary existence into something wonderfully uplifting and cosmic.

Optimistic with a dash of retrospection, positive with a hint of melancholy, luscious with an extra dimension of immensity.

This is not mere chill-out ambient twiddling, or experimental techno-muso noodling. This is Pure Sonic Bliss. Too unbelievably perfect to ignore.
milo4miles

milo4miles

December 10, 2003
I first came to the attention of Ulrich Schnauss on Tom Middletons sound of the Cosmos compilation and i was blown away by the quality of the tune to such an extent that i purchased both of his albums through Insound. Needless to say i was amazed and transfixed by not only the lush stings but the composition of each of the well crafted tracks. I can only hope that he gets back into the studio soon and brings out another wonderfull long player.
mollypark

mollypark

September 4, 2003
Both his albums are very beautiful music (just what electronic music needs). His best track though, is "Wherever you are", found in the "Blue skied and clear" compilation. A very talented musician, I hope he continues to write music of such a high level.
Anarcho

Anarcho

June 29, 2003
I'm not sure what it is about his music, but it really makes me think about everything going on in my life.. both the good and the bad. For instance right now listening to Nobody's Home and it just... makes me feel warm inside, but yet, think about my GF that broke up with me last week after 6 months /sigh
poesjkin0761

poesjkin0761

June 22, 2003
There is a word in Dutch that perfectly describes this music: "liefelijk", which could be translated into: lovely, charming, sweet. But the Dutch word also carries the connotation of something very innocent and tender. Children playing on a sunny day in a field full of poppies for example. Or falling in love. Those rare moments in life that contrast with the violence, pain and lack of understanding, and that make us say "Wow! Life is f*****g beautiful!"
gout

gout

June 6, 2003
There is something about this music. I dont know what it is but I love it. Its just the ideal chill out music. If you put any ulrich albums on and sit or lie down it is just awesome. If you havent heard any Ulrich do it. Now!!
frankwark

frankwark

June 2, 2003
I'm another that agree with the comments above - while it's true that Far Away Trains Passing is not ground-breaking - I have to say it's one of the best and warmest electronic albums I've heard in a long while. Some of this music is so sweet I think I'm getting aural cavities, but I love it! He has a way of creating musical loops, layering them, building them and throwing you a curve just when you think it's getting a little too repetetive. I get them same smile on my face after the 100th listen as I did on the 1st. Great album. I'll be interested in seeing how his music develops.
Swain

Swain

May 11, 2003
Far Away Trains Passing By - Rated a minor masterpiece by the BBC, I think even that doesn't do Ulrich justice, for me this is the most enjoyable album in this field that I have heard in a long time, if not ever. Everyone should have this, it's perfect!

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