Ulrich Schnauss

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Ulrich Schnauss
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Ulrich Schnauss is a German composer, producer, remixer and musician, born 8 September 1977 in the northern harbour city of Kiel, known in Germany for sailing and its handball team. Based in London, he creates mainly downtempo, ambient and shoegazing, 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.

2014-2020, Schnauss was a member of Tangerine Dream, and he debuted with the "Cupdisc" (ie. Mini Album) "Mala Kunia" in November that year, the start of "The Quantum Years".
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towerblock cd 005 Far Away Trains Passing By — Ulrich Schnauss Ulrich Schnauss Far Away Trains Passing By (Album, Comp) City Centre Offices towerblock cd 005 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
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Towerblock 13 A Strangely Isolated Place — Ulrich Schnauss Ulrich Schnauss A Strangely Isolated Place (Album) City Centre Offices Towerblock 13 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
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GOODBYE1 Goodbye — Ulrich Schnauss Ulrich Schnauss Goodbye (Album) Independiente GOODBYE1 UK 2007 Sell This Version
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PED A010 Epic — Ulrich Schnauss Ulrich Schnauss & Jonas Munk Ulrich Schnauss & Jonas Munk - Epic (Album) Pedigree Cuts PED A010 UK 2010 Sell This Version
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BB094 Underrated Silence — Ulrich Schnauss Ulrich Schnauss & Mark Peters (4) Ulrich Schnauss & Mark Peters (4) - Underrated Silence (Album) Bureau B BB094 Germany 2012 Sell This Version
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BB148 Tomorrow Is Another Day — Ulrich Schnauss Ulrich Schnauss & Mark Peters (4) Ulrich Schnauss & Mark Peters (4) - Tomorrow Is Another Day (Album) Bureau B BB148 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
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SCREAL001 A Long Way To Fall — Ulrich Schnauss Ulrich Schnauss A Long Way To Fall (Album) Scripted Realities SCREAL001 UK 2012 Sell This Version
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SCREALDA002 No Further Ahead Than Today — Ulrich Schnauss Ulrich Schnauss No Further Ahead Than Today (Album) Scripted Realities SCREALDA002 2016 Sell This Version
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none Synthwaves — Ulrich Schnauss Quaeschning* & Schnauss* Quaeschning* & Schnauss* - Synthwaves (Album) Azure Vista Records none 2017 Sell This Version
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PEDS034 Passage — Ulrich Schnauss Ulrich Schnauss & Jonas Munk Ulrich Schnauss & Jonas Munk - Passage (Album) Pedigree Cuts PEDS034 UK 2017 Sell This Version
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BB371 Destiny Waiving — Ulrich Schnauss Ulrich Schnauss & Mark Peters (4) Ulrich Schnauss & Mark Peters (4) - Destiny Waiving (Album, EP) Bureau B BB371 Germany 2021 Sell This Version
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Vista 011 Eight Fragments Of An Illusion  — Ulrich Schnauss Ulrich Schnauss & Jonas Munk Ulrich Schnauss & Jonas Munk - Eight Fragments Of An Illusion (Album) Azure Vista Records Vista 011 UK 2021 Sell This Version
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SCREALLPX006 Now Is A Timeless Present (Outtakes, Demos & Fragments) — Ulrich Schnauss Ulrich Schnauss Now Is A Timeless Present (Outtakes, Demos & Fragments)(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Cle) Scripted Realities SCREALLPX006 UK 2021 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

5046694390 What Happened When Longview And Ulrich Schnauss Converged? — Ulrich Schnauss Longview Vs. Ulrich Schnauss Longview Vs. Ulrich Schnauss - What Happened When Longview And Ulrich Schnauss Converged? 14th Floor Records, 4:45 Recordings 5046694390 UK 2003 Sell This Version
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DNO 47 ...Passing By — Ulrich Schnauss Ulrich Schnauss ...Passing By (EP) Domino DNO 47 US 2006 Sell This Version
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ISOM119T Quicksand Memory EP — Ulrich Schnauss Ulrich Schnauss Quicksand Memory EP (EP) Domino ISOM119T UK 2007 Sell This Version
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none Medusa — Ulrich Schnauss Ulrich Schnauss Medusa(CDr, Single, Promo) Independiente none UK 2007 Sell This Version
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ISOM 131D Stars EP — Ulrich Schnauss Ulrich Schnauss Stars EP (EP) Domino ISOM 131D UK 2008 Sell This Version
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LAT004 NeverChanger — Ulrich Schnauss A Shoreline Dream & Ulrich Schnauss A Shoreline Dream & Ulrich Schnauss - NeverChanger(CDr, EP, Ltd) Latenight Weeknight Records LAT004 US 2008 Sell This Version
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seks017lp Mute The Birds / Ships Will Sail — Ulrich Schnauss Pia Fraus / Ulrich Schnauss Pia Fraus / Ulrich Schnauss - Mute The Birds / Ships Will Sail(7") SekSound seks017lp Estonia 2008 Sell This Version
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none Two Trees — Ulrich Schnauss 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
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AUX007 77 EP — Ulrich Schnauss Ulrich Schnauss & ASC Ulrich Schnauss & ASC - 77 EP (EP) Auxiliary AUX007 UK 2012 Sell This Version
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none Rosen Im Asphalt — Ulrich Schnauss Ulrich Schnauss & Mark Peters (4) Ulrich Schnauss & Mark Peters (4) - Rosen Im Asphalt(CDr, Single, Promo) Bureau B none Germany 2012 Sell This Version
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BB106 Balcony Sunset / Sonnenaufgang 4:46 Uhr — Ulrich Schnauss Ulrich Schnauss & Mark Peters (4) / Pyrolator Ulrich Schnauss & Mark Peters (4) / Pyrolator - Balcony Sunset / Sonnenaufgang 4:46 Uhr(12", Ltd, Whi) Bureau B BB106 Germany 2012 Sell This Version
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BD01558 01 I Take Comfort In Your Ignorance Remix EP — Ulrich Schnauss Ulrich Schnauss I Take Comfort In Your Ignorance Remix EP (EP) Scripted Realities BD01558 01 UK 2013 Sell This Version

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unusualchannels

unusualchannels

June 24, 2020
Just got my copy of the vinyl reissue for Strangely Isolated Place. I am excited to see that his first two albums have finally been released again on vinyl! I feel like his work is underrated and under acknowledged. A Strangely Isolated Place and Far Away Trains Passing by are two very good albums that are essentially unmatched in the realm of beat driven ambient electronic music. Both still sound very good years later and both are quirky, innovated and beautiful.
BioTracer

BioTracer

March 14, 2020
Now is a Timeless Present 7CD boxset: I really really hope there is a repress of this boxset! I ordered the "Now is a Timeless Present" CD box set in January 2020 via the biggest music retailer in Finland - Levykauppa Äx - to be collected from one of their shops in Helsinki. (I want to support my local records shops so I didn't order from any online shop abroad) First I got notice it would arrive Friday 7th February. This date was pushed forward many times to Friday 13th March 2020 - ominously one might say. And yesterday on that same date - 13th March 2020 - I got a message that Levykauppa Äx cannot deliver the 7 CD boxset I ordered in January 2020 at all - they said it is completely sold out! I'm totally gutted and really disappointed - not with Ulrich Schnauss - but with Levykauppa Äx in Finland.
gba1982

gba1982

November 12, 2019
What ever happened to “Now Is A Timeless Present” CD boxset?, it was supposed to be released this year march. But strangely enough there’s nothing to be found about this on the web.. Any ideas about this anyone?.
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Spunkfish

Spunkfish

August 13, 2017
all of his albums blow you out the water
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swk24

swk24

September 14, 2004
edited over 18 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 18 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
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