Ulrich Schnauss ‎– Far Away Trains Passing By

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Knuddelmaus 7:01
Between Us And Them 7:27
...Passing By 6:34
Blumenwiese Neben Autobahn 6:33
Nobody's Home 7:34
Molfsee 8:06

Versions (6)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
towerblock cd 005 Ulrich Schnauss Far Away Trains Passing By(CD, Album, Dig) City Centre Offices towerblock cd 005 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
towerblock cd 005 Ulrich Schnauss Far Away Trains Passing By(CD, Album) City Centre Offices towerblock cd 005 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
towerblock 005 Ulrich Schnauss Far Away Trains Passing By(LP, Album) City Centre Offices towerblock 005 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
towerblock 005 Ulrich Schnauss Far Away Trains Passing By(LP, Album, W/Lbl, TP) City Centre Offices towerblock 005 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
dno045 Ulrich Schnauss Far Away Trains Passing By(CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp) Domino USA dno045 US 2005 Sell This Version
ISOM70CD Ulrich Schnauss Far Away Trains Passing By(CD, Album, RM + CD, Comp) Independiente ISOM70CD Europe 2008 Sell This Version

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jdking3i

jdking3i

April 25, 2016
referencing Far Away Trains Passing By, LP, Album, towerblock 005
Towerblock 005 vinyl just arrived today. The vinyl sounds amazing. The best way to listen to this fantastic album. For me, I agree with spa5tik0lonz: "Between us and them" and "Knuddlemaus" make this album what it is.
spa5tik0lonz

spa5tik0lonz

May 16, 2015
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Far Away Trains Passing By, LP, Album, towerblock 005

Really like this, after that Ulrich schnauss went downhill. A total classic of an album, I usually find that I play this loads during summer months and would probably fit nice into balearic sets. "Between us and them" and "Knuddlemaus" make this album what it is.
MrZyc

MrZyc

September 26, 2014
referencing Far Away Trains Passing By, CD, Album, towerblock cd 005

great work.
one of my favorites.
crowfoot

crowfoot

September 18, 2014
referencing Far Away Trains Passing By, LP, Album, towerblock 005
Only just stumbled across this, very nice sat reading the other reviews and with in 60 seconds gotta agree, beautifully chill out orchestrations.... heavenly sonic's
marcbackman

marcbackman

May 22, 2012
referencing Far Away Trains Passing By, LP, Album, towerblock 005

A very special ambient album that holds the rare attribute of 'nostalgia' and 'longing' to it, even on a first listen. It evokes the sense of a sunny sunday afternoon in a field somewhere, where all your troubles are far away. This is the sort of timeless music that is pure and touches the soul in a very personal and direct manor.

Very similar to the feeling found in 'Boards of Canada' tracks. Highly recommended to everyone.
duhem

duhem

November 23, 2010
edited over 5 years ago
referencing Far Away Trains Passing By, CD, Album, RM + CD, Comp, ISOM70CD

Very repetitive and cheap tunes. this record contains all the defects, and no merit, of the socalled 'IDM'.
Rich.C

Rich.C

October 18, 2010
referencing Far Away Trains Passing By, LP, Album, towerblock 005

This has to be reviewed doesnt it??? surely one of the best chillout albums of the last decade, the big track on here without doubt is "nobodys home". First heard this guy & indeed this track on Nick Warrens Reykjavik Global Underground mix cd, the lush moving strings just take you on an epic journey. If ever youve had a bad day at work or feel stressed out just put this track on, sit back, relax, close your eyes and i guarantee all your troubles will have been forgotten for at least 7 minutes!!
Excalibur

Excalibur

November 1, 2006
edited over 9 years ago
referencing Far Away Trains Passing By, CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp, dno045
Ulrich Schnauss' music has now kind of moved into a larger mainstream audience. This album had a lot of hype and praise when it was orginally issued minus the bonus tracks off disc 2. Personally, I don't think this album wouldn't be anything special if it wasn't for the disc 2 tracks. As much as I enjoy his music, "Between Us & Them" is the only listenable track off that disc (fun to listen to while speeding on the expressway). The rest of the tracks are slow-moving and get boring really fast. With that being said, the second disc is more up-beat and tracks don't exactly sound alike. "Suddenly the Trees Are Giving Away" has a fast hip-hop beat with soft ambient-like beats with a 6:22 track time never gets old. "Crazy For You" is a hard track to describe in words. It gives you that nostalgic feel that makes it a stand out among the rest of the tracks. Make sure you get this album WITH the bonus tracks.
kingwiltsu

kingwiltsu

August 23, 2006
edited over 9 years ago
referencing Far Away Trains Passing By, CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp, dno045

Very nice melodic 'idmish' downtempo. It may not be the most original or interesting rhythm wise, but oh boy, the melodies are playful and top notch and that's the reason why I like mr. Schnauss so much. To me this album is best enjoyed with good friends, a cup of tea and some good flavoured tobacco smoked from a shisha. The second CD with the compilation tracks is even better than the actual 'Far Away Trains Passing By'.
moshka-medicine

moshka-medicine

August 22, 2006
edited over 9 years ago
referencing Far Away Trains Passing By, CD, Album, Dig, towerblock cd 005
To me, although his melodies and rhythms fit well together and sound nice, there is indeed something lacking from his music. It is perhaps because I have heard this thing it before with Opiate, earlier Aphex Twin and even earlier Brian Eno (minus much of the rhythmic element of course), but the beats are way more watered down and simplified than with Aphex Twin and the ambience is much more "pop" oriented and busy than with Brian Eno. I find the beats too run of the mill in many places and sometimes distracting from the overall flow of the piece (for example the begining of Molfsee).Of course, I am not speaking entirely bad about this work, I can fully understand why it appeals to many people, but in my opinion it has been done before and if you are looking for something new and exciting, this is probably not it. But if you are new to electronic music or easily distrubed by avant gard electronica, then disregard my comments and read the glowing reviews above mine.