Ulrich Schnauss ‎– A Strangely Isolated Place

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City Centre Offices ‎– TOWERBLOCK CD 013
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1 Gone Forever 8:12
2 On My Own 6:41
3 A Letter From Home 6:57
4 Monday - Paracetamol 7:57
5 Clear Day 7:42
6 Blumenthal
Guitar – Paul Davis (2)
6:38
7 In All The Wrong Places 6:53
8 A Strangely Isolated Place 10:49

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Written & produced at Schöneberger Insel
Mastered at D+M

C+P 2003 City Centre Offices
Distributed by Baked Goods (UK) and Morr Music (rest of the world)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 4 015698 235326 >
  • Barcode (String): 4015698235326
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 & 2): HAND 0303241
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1 & 2): IFPI LL88
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 5223
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 5227

Other Versions (5 of 10) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none Ulrich Schnauss A Strangely Isolated Place(10xFile, MP3, Album, RM) Independiente none UK & Europe 2008
DNO 032 Ulrich Schnauss A Strangely Isolated Place(CD, Album) Domino, City Centre Offices DNO 032 US 2004 Sell This Version
TOWERBLOCK CD 013 Ulrich Schnauss A Strangely Isolated Place(CD, Album, Promo) City Centre Offices TOWERBLOCK CD 013 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
DNO 032CD Ulrich Schnauss A Strangely Isolated Place(CD, Album, RE) Domino, City Centre Offices DNO 032CD US 2004 Sell This Version
DNO 32 Ulrich Schnauss A Strangely Isolated Place(2xLP, Album, RE) Domino USA DNO 32 US 2004 Sell This Version

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elytskir

elytskir

May 1, 2016

This album has nothing to do with shoegaze. If anything, it's heavily influenced by Boards Of Canada and the indietronica scene of that period.
spl3nd1d

spl3nd1d

December 6, 2014
The influence of shoegaze artists - Chapterhouse, Slowdive, My Bloody Valentine, you name it - is obvious with this one.

Incredibly good, it's like a "modern-day" interpretation of shoegaze.

MrZyc

MrZyc

September 26, 2014

great work.
one of my favorites.
jerrod.potter

jerrod.potter

July 20, 2014
I'm surprised "shoegaze" is not a sub-genre in the description of this album
gsheputis

gsheputis

May 19, 2014
The ultimate in electronic shoegaze. Perfection.
MellowGold

MellowGold

July 12, 2012
edited 9 months ago
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vdq

vdq

January 5, 2006
edited over 10 years ago

Far Away Trains Go By was awesome, but I prefer this one. As the fifteen people before me said, its stuning and amazing masterpiece. When I listening this album I feel like driving thru the road of my lifeline with rises and declines. This is the BEST THING that I ever heard... without any shadow of a doubt !
spinning-plate

spinning-plate

April 1, 2005
edited over 11 years ago

Strange and isolated.... a place.... hmmm.... desert islands spring to mind, desolated inner city car parks, forests at night or a state of mind..... isolated yes, but strange?

Melodic swathes and swirls of vocals sweep by, bubbly electronica with rhythmic isolation and lenghty formations piercing out of the speakers make a long car drive seem ideal for this CD. Ulrich has created a musical trip reminischent of Manual, that flows from one track to the next with the ease of forgetfullness....

CD on the player, headphones on, and forget the day to day routines. That is what this is about, and this is what the tunes manage. The album builds up from one track to the next, sometimes melancholic (Gone Forever, A Letter From Home), sometimes trippy but poppy (On My Own), generally interesting (Monday - Paracetamol, In All the Wrong Places), occassionally chilly and even beautifully composed(Clear Day, Blumenthal, A Strangely Isolated Place). A few tracks are generally release candidates as singles, and all Schnauss fans are going to like the album. For those not in the know, this is a great CD for those making their first steps into the world of non-commercial electronical music.
quantumchaos

quantumchaos

March 20, 2005
edited over 11 years ago
second on monday paracetamol... what a superb track

the bassline surges with immense power while remaining unhurried, the slight deadening of the last note in the middle melodic layer on transitions is so uninsulting, great detail

this track is not pretentious as is the danger with these types of compositions, the ultra high-range palette used in the crescendos can linger a bit long and the breakdowns of these massive towers of sound can become a bit formulaic on repeated listens but i'll buy the full package out of sheer respect

excellent job as usual, more please
dr_evil

dr_evil

March 9, 2005
edited over 11 years ago

Monday Paracetamol is a damn fine track, so delicate and soothing, everytime i listen to it I feel shivers on my back. When it grabs in its arms it won't just let go. Joyous and uplifting melodies are the core of this beautiful record, which is the first Schnauss' release i had contact with and I'm very pleased to know that electronic music still has its freshness.