Ulrich SchnaussA Strangely Isolated Place

Label:City Centre Offices – TOWERBLOCK CD 013
CD, Album, Digipak
Style:Leftfield, Downtempo, Ambient


1Gone Forever8:12
2On My Own6:41
3A Letter From Home6:57
4Monday - Paracetamol7:57
5Clear Day7:42
GuitarPaul Davis (2)
7In All The Wrong Places6:53
8.1A Strangely Isolated Place6:49

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Released in a clear tray Digipak.

Written & produced at Schöneberger Insel
Mastered at D+M

C+P 2003 City Centre Offices, Manchester-Berlin
Distributed by Baked Goods (UK) and Morr Music (rest of the world)
Backcover has "INDIGO" also listed

11: "A Strangely Isolated Place" track length is 6:49, untitled hidden track starts at 6:54 and ends at 10:49.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 4 015698 235326 >
  • Barcode: 4015698235326
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): HAND 0303241
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI LL88
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 5223
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): HAND 0303241
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI LL88
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 5227
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): HAND 0303241
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI LL88
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 5231

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A Strangely Isolated Place (CDr, Album)Universal Music Publishing Ltd.noneUK2003
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A Strangely Isolated Place (CD, Album, Jewel Case)City Centre OfficesTOWERBLOCK CD 013Germany2003
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  • Technicsfanboy's avatar
    Edited one year ago
    Lush, warm, gorgeous. This is a terrific re-issue on a quiet pressing. Turn it up and just get lost in the sonic textures. Must have.
    • Earl_Greco's avatar
      This album is how everyone’s dreams should sound. Absolutely perfect.
      • jdking3i's avatar
        Another pre-order resource for the remastered LP -
        • gsheputis's avatar
          This album has everything to do with shoegaze - sound and structure except with electronics, not guitars.
          • annexxe's avatar
            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.
            • MrZyc
              great work.
              one of my favorites.
              • Spacetube's avatar
                I'm surprised "shoegaze" is not a sub-genre in the description of this album
                • gsheputis's avatar
                  The ultimate in electronic shoegaze. Perfection.
                  • vdq's avatar
                    Edited 17 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's avatar
                      Edited 18 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.


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