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Ulrich Schnauss, Classic or Dud?

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I'm just getting into his most recent effort, and I'm desperate for your opinion on the man/the music/ his demographic etc etc.

Tim Stewart, Thursday, 15 May 2003 16:32 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

i heard a lot of hype but wasn't too impressed with the one track that i heard...

robin (robin), Thursday, 15 May 2003 16:55 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I thought Far Away Trains Passing By had a couple of fine tracks, but the new one is painfully dull.

Curt (cgould), Thursday, 15 May 2003 17:49 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Do we have to choose c or d? Maybe somewhere in the middle. He has donesome good tracks, esp. the first couple off of Far Away Trains..., but that whole CCO/Boards of Canada webring is a little played out methinks. Alright already with the lowpass/bandpass filter...

direct_program, Thursday, 15 May 2003 18:13 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Ulrich is a commerical producer who decided to try his hand at IDM with very dismal results. Trains lacked any sort of vibe whatsoever. I was really pissed that I shelled out money for the record.

US is insanely dudtastic.

Mike Taylor (mjt), Thursday, 15 May 2003 22:25 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

cco/morr is just all terrible

Chip Morningstar (bob), Thursday, 15 May 2003 22:41 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

It is really funny about how much of an IDM backlash there has been on ILM in the last couple years. I did a write up on Morr/CCO in mid-2000 when they were virtually unknown. Around that time ILM was still treating IDM as a genre that had promise. I think there has been so much dud product and stylistic tail-chasing that the genre itself has been damaged in a lot of peoples eyes.

In hindsight, both of those labels turned into monsters. I will stick up for the two records that turned me on to CCO. Tides by Arovane has not dated well and was a harbinger of the lukewarm IDM-hop that CCO would promote. At the time it I saw it as a way out for the tyranny of the predictable that 4/4 floor tracks were becoming. It was a massive technical step up from the work he was doing for DIN (even if I like Atol Scrap and his EP's better than Tides.)

The record he did with Phonem for Vertical Form was a letdown, and I really have not investigated his work any further. Oddly enough, I totally disliked the early Phonem material, but he has really come into his own in the last few years. A friend of mine played a recent LP on Morr and I was pleasantly surprised.

The other was Christian Kleine, who would also go on to disappoint me as well. The Minus Time/Quadringa 7" he did for CCO is one of my favorite records of all time. It is a shame that the Hermann and Kleine material and his solo albums never lived up to the glory of that first single. He has released good material, but the quality is very uneven. You need to put more than one good track on your album if you want any of my record money.

Mike Taylor (mjt), Thursday, 15 May 2003 23:02 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

he's classic, the record is very pretty and as someone here said before reminds of cocteau twins more than any IDM artist.

keith (keithmcl), Friday, 16 May 2003 00:03 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Thanks for your answers. Does someone want to tell me what cco/morr stands for?

Tim Stewart (Tim Stewart), Friday, 16 May 2003 01:38 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

City Centre Offices and Morr Music.

http://www.city-centre-offices.de/
http://www.morrmusic.com/

Xii, Friday, 16 May 2003 06:41 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Yeah gotta agree with Mike, Far Away Trains Passing By made no impression whatsoever, which was strange because a lot of friends/people-to-be-trusted seemed to like it.

Omar (Omar), Friday, 16 May 2003 08:57 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

'Crazy For You' is my favourite

stevem (blueski), Friday, 16 May 2003 09:04 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

'On My Own' = classic, the rest I can really take or leave. Mike is OTM about IDM's stylistic tail chasing. A lot of the more melodic stuff that came out around 99/00 was a refreshing change to the aggressively macho programming/plug in thing that seemed really prevelant at the time. But the intervening years have been characterised by an asethetic stalement with most of the artists either unable or unwilling to develop their sound beyond mere nice-ness.

Nathan W (Nathan Webb), Friday, 16 May 2003 09:27 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I was also pissed off I paid cash for far away trains passing - it was nowhere near as good as the reviews said, dinky boring little indie beats. A very conservative and dull sound compared to BoC etc.

pulpo, Friday, 16 May 2003 09:38 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I agree with Pulpo: a very very very obvious record. You can see all ths strings being pulled.

Kim Tortoise, Friday, 16 May 2003 11:14 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

(Most of) you people suck.

Andy K (Andy K), Friday, 16 May 2003 11:28 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Is that you Ulrich?

Kim Tortoise, Friday, 16 May 2003 11:30 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

A very conservative and dull sound compared to BoC etc.

i agree, but can anyone REALLY explain why this is such a crime?

stevem (blueski), Friday, 16 May 2003 11:32 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

you lot have no idea what you are on about, go back to your phil collins threads and leave ulrich alone.

BoC's last album was painfully dull, imo.

lizardfister, Friday, 16 May 2003 11:46 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

it's no crime to make a nice dull insipid pleasant record, but I suppose it grates when you've read all these rave reviews. If no one had praised it to the skies, no one would bother to bash it. Also, that's £12.99 I'll never get back (well apart from the £4 MVE will offer me for it next time I'm in!)

pulpo, Friday, 16 May 2003 12:03 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

even the Soulseek people plugged 'Faraway Trains...' and i havent noticed them do that with anyone else

i dont get how 'Geogaddi' could be 'duller' than the new Schnauss tho

stevem (blueski), Friday, 16 May 2003 12:40 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

i found geogaddi much more unexciting and dull in comparison to all the other BoC stuff. it hadn't moved on and seemed more dated, which, i have been told, was the idea, but i think artists should try and do something different rather than ploughing the same furrow all the time. i don't deny its beautifully produced but that doesn't make it a good album compared to music has the rite...

ulrich though breathed a bit of lie into the CCO/Morr scene which was getting a bit dull and derivative at the time. none of the artists had moved on in the slightest. he also played a great set at the Big Chill last year despite being some german with dodgy hair and his laptop. BoC live??? Don't be silly.

lizardfister, Friday, 16 May 2003 14:16 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

what do you mean? they have performed...and they've received praise for their live sets - i found their second Warp Lighthouse gig quite mesmeric - and they seem to vary their live show a lot more than most acts. i still have no idea what half the tracks are from their ATP 2001 gig.

stevem (blueski), Friday, 16 May 2003 14:38 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

i think artists should try and do something different

artists should do whatever satisfies them, not you ;)

stevem (blueski), Friday, 16 May 2003 14:40 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

"artists should do whatever satisfies them, not you ;)"

...and we should feel free to criticise them if we believe they (a) indulge themselves wantonly or (b) do the same old thing time after time. Not that I'm levelling either accusation against the Boards (although I do wonder if they reached their peak with the "Beautiful place" ep), but I don't buy Steve's line as an riposte to Mr Fister's views.

Back on topic. I love Ulrich and I'm a bit bewildered by level of dislike he seems to have attracted here. As far as I'm concerned "Far away trains" may not be particularly groundbreaking, but it's a lovely, lush melodic record and what I've heard of the new one sounds just as good. Then again, I don't pay the slightest bit of attention to hype nor do I blindly shell out money for a record I've not heard, then complain that I've been somehow ripped off.

Tag (Tag), Friday, 16 May 2003 18:02 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I shelled out the cash for the _Far Away Trains_, and I'm quite glad I did, actually. I think its gorgeous, and still listen to it quite a bit. It does sound a lot like BoC, and maybe I'm a sucker, but whatev. It's different enough that I can distinguish between the two, and feel differently when I listen to either. I haven't heard the new one, but the single track I downloaded I liked a lot. Can't comment on the entire album though.

stolenbus (stolenbus), Friday, 16 May 2003 18:32 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

This is too insane. I was just by chance listening to "Wherever You Are" from the Blue Skied An' Clear comp. What an awesome track.

Nothing sounds like BoC, they have a sound all their own, and why they are even in a discussion about cco/morr acts is a mystery. It's like comparing White Stripes to The Strokes.

Sure, there aren't a lot of album on either CCO or Morr that I play with regularity, but if you're expecting any of this type of stuff to be Album of the Year material, you're hoping for a bit much.

A couple fantastic albums I've heard recently are:
Digital Jockey - Paradise & Fragment
Nova June - Ground

blutroniq (blutroniq), Friday, 16 May 2003 19:08 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

No, I don't really see the BoC comparisons either. Comparing a fairly melody-based approach to something a lot more concerned with the texture of the sounds themselves doesn't seem appropriate.

Tag (Tag), Friday, 16 May 2003 19:25 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

the new sk/um record has some similarities to ulrich schnauss and it too is quite lovely, though i imagine everyone here should avoid it.

keith (keithmcl), Friday, 16 May 2003 23:56 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

On My Own is an excellent track.

It's hardly IDM, it's more like MBV or someone but also quite dancey with that little breakbeat in the background. I'd definitely like to hear the album.

Ronan (Ronan), Saturday, 24 May 2003 17:48 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Ronan - the album is excellent. It's like a whole 40 minutes of 80s indie synth tracks.

Matt DC (Matt DC), Sunday, 25 May 2003 18:25 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

This is Faraway Trains I'm talking about - not the new one.

Matt DC (Matt DC), Sunday, 25 May 2003 18:27 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

though it has to be said that the new one is aces too

j0e (j0e), Sunday, 25 May 2003 19:07 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

One thing that I think is very interesting about this thread is how divided people are on it. It seems very love or deep deep hate. It seems very split, and it is not split along the usual lines of taste that divide ILM.

I am surprised that Andy K disagrees with me because I find that our tastes are very similar and that Omar agrees with me because I do not think we have previously agreed on anything ever.

Mike Taylor (mjt), Sunday, 25 May 2003 20:43 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

one year passes...
Is it me or is this (Strangly Isolated Place) a very very sad album? I never got that feeling from the first one. This one calls out for handkerchiefs though.

Lukas (lukas), Friday, 3 September 2004 20:31 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

maybe because it sounds more like slowdive?
are the songs on the re-release new songs? or unreleased old songs?


keith m (keithmcl), Friday, 3 September 2004 21:18 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Hmm - my problem with Schnauss compared to the other Morr/CCO acts is that I find it quite cold compared to the others, "maybe because it sounds like slowdive" probably applies here too.

Gribowitz (Lynskey), Saturday, 4 September 2004 10:56 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

two years pass...
Hey, Ned, you'd like the new album i think.

After laboring for the better part of two years, German electronica artist Ulrich Schnauss has set a July 10 release for his third album, "Goodbye." The 10-track Domino set features vocals on a handful of tracks from prior contributor Judith Beck.

Throughout, the music evokes the best moments of early Lush and My Bloody Valentine, a sound Schnauss obsessed over for months on end. "Sound-wise, I wanted to take the whole layering idea to the next level," he tells Billboard.com. "There's far more stuff happening in these tracks than on the previous two records. It just became really difficult to mix it in the right way. Some of these songs have about 100 tracks playing simultaneously, and I had a lot of trouble getting the balance right."

Schnauss says the Beck-featuring track "Stars" was a particular brain-teaser, "because it has a high dynamic range. It's starts pretty quiet and then gets really loud towards the end. It got a bit out of control."

"Up until last summer, I was really unhappy with this record and really frustrated," he admits. "I almost gave up on it. But in the last five or six months, I got it right, and now I'm very pleased with the results."

Schnauss' prior albums were released in Europe by the tiny German label City Centre Offices, but this time around, "Goodbye" is coming out via Independiente, home to Travis, Gomez and Martina Topley-Bird, among others.

"Last time, I think there was a gap of one year between the European and U.S. releases," he says. "This time, it is almost simultaneous. I'm really happy about it, because I enjoyed those trips to the U.S. and I'm working very closely with a lot of people in the underground scene there with this kind of music. To be honest, I think that scene in America is even more interesting than what's happening in Europe."

Schnauss is presently in the studio with U.K. rock act Long-View, of which he is now a permanent member. But he is planning to tour this summer. "I'm still working on a new, hopefully a bit more interesting live setup, but that's not really finished," he says. "I had a really nice offer to play a small festival in New York in late June, so I'm thinking about using that as the first opportunity to play with a more improvisation-based setup."

"Goodbye" will be teased with the "Quicksand Memory" EP, featuring the new album's "Medusa," a collaboration with Long-View's Rob McVey on "Look at the Sky" and two remixes by the Cocteau Twins' Robin Guthrie.

chaki, Saturday, 7 April 2007 01:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

See, I like him but don't love him per se -- but I'm happy to give this new one a chance. I did relisten to his remix of "Little 15" by Depeche today and I think that's utterly grand, though.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 7 April 2007 01:11 (ten years ago) Permalink

the 2nd album is very good. i could never get into Far Away Trains.

doesnt' feel like idm to me at all. more electronci shoegaze. he really also knows exactlhy what to do and when. very intuitive and also technically skilled right? and its not about surprises really. i would recomm. to Ned as well (all these sentences btw are out of order. too busy to organize it right now)

SusanD, Saturday, 7 April 2007 01:12 (ten years ago) Permalink

oh well

SusanD, Saturday, 7 April 2007 01:12 (ten years ago) Permalink

Hey I may yet be convinced! I like him better than, say, Pluramon.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 7 April 2007 01:28 (ten years ago) Permalink

I cannot stand most everything I've heard of his, it makes me feel older just listening to it. Dud to the skies!!

fandango, Saturday, 7 April 2007 01:30 (ten years ago) Permalink

is it cheesy?

SusanD, Saturday, 7 April 2007 01:38 (ten years ago) Permalink

Mark my words, A Strangely Isolated Place will be understood as the seminal work of absolute genius that it is perhaps 10-15 years from now.

libcrypt, Saturday, 7 April 2007 18:30 (ten years ago) Permalink

Results 1 - 100 of about 59,300 for "misunderstood genius". (0.17 seconds)
Results 1 - 100 of about 537 for "understood genius". (0.52 seconds)

fies, Saturday, 7 April 2007 18:40 (ten years ago) Permalink

Yet another hi-quality ILM zing (tm).

libcrypt, Saturday, 7 April 2007 18:59 (ten years ago) Permalink

Yeah, new album and I can't wait.

Bee OK, Saturday, 7 April 2007 19:07 (ten years ago) Permalink

I completely forgot about all this stuff. I wasted so much money on this crap. IDM=big dud

Seriously, I would have been so much better off if I just stuck with Aphex, Autechre and BOC. Most of the stuff in this genre that was obscure was obscure for a reason. Jega's Geometry was a good record too from what I remember. I sold most of this vinyl off when I moved out of Detroit, I wonder what I would think of it if I could hear it again. I kept my Arovane records on DIN and that was my favorite stuff at the time. In hingsight, even that stuff hasn't aged well. Lukewarm noodly "melodic" faux electro.

This is way more intelligent:
http://www.discogs.com/release/138602

Display Name, Sunday, 8 April 2007 01:13 (ten years ago) Permalink

I think he's he's awesome! I am really suprised how many people here dislike this kind of thing. Schnauss is one of the few IDM artists I've really taken a shine too *because* he does such pretty melodic shoegazery atmosphere. "Nobody's Home" is really beautiful.

Trayce, Sunday, 8 April 2007 02:34 (ten years ago) Permalink

I don't know guys, the first thing I thought when I heard Chinese Democracy was "shit, Axl has been listening to loads of Ulrich Schnauss, hasn't he?".

& other try hard shitfests (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 9 October 2009 13:19 (eight years ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

I just found out about this. Way to keep it a secret, guys!

http://blog.pedigreecuts.com/?p=294

We are proud to announce that this magnificent album, the fruit of a collaboration between Ulrich Schnauss and Jonas Munk is now available to our agents via Harvest Media. This stunning 14 track foray into the world of the emotive and uplifting has already started gathering interest and reactions worldwide. A big thanks to Ulrich & Jonas for their efforts and to everyone else involved in this project.

PED A010 – Ulrich Schnauss & Jonas Munk – “Epic” is available now.

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Ulrich and Manual? Damn. Has anyone heard it?

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 21 July 2010 10:36 (seven years ago) Permalink

Wow, "Chasing Rainbows" streaming on that link above is *immense*. Never heard of this before, and by the look of it they are not even definitely releasing it for sale = insane.

Bill A, Wednesday, 21 July 2010 11:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

Wow, Chasing Rainbows doesn't actually suck! I know that's damning with faint praise, I'm surprised to find I like it. I just wish they'd turn that endless Ulrich-verb down a bit.

Fantasia, having a party is NOT my idea of a fantasy (Masonic Boom), Wednesday, 21 July 2010 12:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

Actually just discovered that if you scroll through the album covers up in the header like you would in iTunes, and get to the Schnauss & Munk album, you can stream the entire thing.

http://blog.pedigreecuts.com/?cat=16

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 21 July 2010 12:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

Hint: go to your left.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 21 July 2010 12:14 (seven years ago) Permalink

mmm

exit through the (Tape Store), Wednesday, 21 July 2010 12:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

v good job JF. This will be the soundtrack to this morning!

exit through the (Tape Store), Wednesday, 21 July 2010 12:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

hubba hubba.

Johnelle Fevráe (Johnny Fever), Thursday, 5 August 2010 17:06 (seven years ago) Permalink

did I hear SHOEGAZE SUPERGROUP

let it sb (acoleuthic), Thursday, 5 August 2010 17:08 (seven years ago) Permalink

this is bigger than Kevin Shields, bigger than religion

let it sb (acoleuthic), Thursday, 5 August 2010 17:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

Wow. I never did get around to that second Engineers album since I never saw it any shops. Worth looking into?

he's always been a bit of an anti-climb Max (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 5 August 2010 17:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

yes, it's better than the first one

let it sb (acoleuthic), Thursday, 5 August 2010 17:12 (seven years ago) Permalink

It's as good as the first one was bad. (This doesn't include the first ep, which was quite good in its own right.)

Johnelle Fevráe (Johnny Fever), Thursday, 5 August 2010 17:12 (seven years ago) Permalink

it contains this for a start

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esuEMkGiU8s

let it sb (acoleuthic), Thursday, 5 August 2010 17:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

Okay, you've convinced me to track it down.

he's always been a bit of an anti-climb Max (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 5 August 2010 17:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

dear school of seven bells street team, your record's good but if I were you I'd be QUAKING IN YOUR BOOTS come the 2010 Shoegaze Album Of The Year award ceremony

let it sb (acoleuthic), Thursday, 5 August 2010 17:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

"sirocco" off this new schnauss/munk album is....... really good

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Friday, 6 August 2010 11:57 (seven years ago) Permalink

Yeah, that album has surprised me by how good it is - on first listen it seemed a bit low-key, but Munk seems to have tamed the needles-in-the-red tendencies of Uli's last album and I've enjoyed it more with every play. My favourite Schnauss has always been Trains... and this feels like he's rediscovered some of the unfussy melodicism that he used so well there.

Bill A, Friday, 6 August 2010 17:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

better than school of seven bells? that is setting the bar pretty low.

keythhtyek, Friday, 6 August 2010 21:45 (seven years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

I think it might be safe to post on this thread now LJ has gone?

Anyway, a YEAR later, I am finally getting around to listening to the Ulrich Schnauss & Jonas Munk album. (I was actually looking for the Robin Guthrie remix of On My Own and this popped up in Spotify, don't ask why.)

Shock, horror, I actually quite like it. I'm not sure if this is because of the beautiful sweeping guitar soundscapes - or because I'm feeling a lot more tolerant towards Schnaussy now I'm not tripping over him every damn week at Sonic Cathedral. (also, finally, he has dumped that pompous twat from Longview and got in a decent collaborator, which definitely helps.)

Aphex Twin … in my vagina? (Karen D. Tregaskin), Monday, 22 August 2011 10:45 (six years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

I just checked out that Robin Guthrie remix...he still has the goods!!

โตเกียวเหมียวเหมียว aka Don Nots (Mount Cleaners), Saturday, 8 October 2011 16:13 (six years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

New Schnauss collaboration with Mark Peters from Engineers sounds like it will be fantastic. The couple of songs Ive heard really break away from his syrupy shoegaze and are closer to JMJarre/Krafwerk in ambience.

BUT IT ISNT AVAILABLE ANYWHERE DIGITALLY. Only on CD/vinyl. I wanna listen to it now and I dont want to pyrat it :(

zooey bechamel (Trayce), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 22:51 (five years ago) Permalink

But meantime, some tracks from it are on YT:

Gift Horse's Mouth
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuEVOJIhM98

Rosen im Ashphalt:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENbbqMl9J4M&feature=related

zooey bechamel (Trayce), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 22:52 (five years ago) Permalink

ten months pass...

Pitchfork razzed the new album, but I think the basis of the criticism is nonsense, so I'm disregarding it. Of course I'm a big fan of Enya, too. Anyone heard it yet?

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Monday, 11 February 2013 16:56 (four years ago) Permalink

i like the last one w/mark peters a lot, though jessica harvell didn't

christmas candy bar (al leong), Monday, 11 February 2013 20:41 (four years ago) Permalink

I truly cannot make sense of the "begs for a riskier approach" thing that the Pitchfork reviewers are fixated on. I haven't heard the Mark Peters collaboration, but Goodbye and the "album" with Jonas Munk were each an improvement over his previous releases.

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Monday, 11 February 2013 22:06 (four years ago) Permalink

Coming to the new one as a long-time fan, I'd say there's lots to recommend it - def. better than Goodbye and it *does* feel like he's trying to do something a bit different, he's certainly got some new gear since his last solo release. Heavy rotation on the title track, the splendidly mid-tempo "Like a Ghost in Your Life" (the snaking melody line on this is vintage Ulrich) and all last week I was hammering "I Take Comfort in Your Ignorance" - the latter has an ace remix by Tycho just out too.

that mustardless plate (Bill A), Thursday, 14 February 2013 15:21 (four years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

so i'm see Ulrich Schnauss Sunday Night at the world famous Troubadour in West Hollywood. wow, last time i went there i saw Sonic Boom's E.A.R. and meet Timothy Leary (true story) so it has been a few years. so what can i expect is he any good live, has anyone seen him recently?

Bee OK, Wednesday, 14 August 2013 01:23 (four years ago) Permalink

see seeing

Bee OK, Wednesday, 14 August 2013 01:31 (four years ago) Permalink

saw him a few years back, and it was pretty interesting... he's got some kind of device that triggers samples and laptops and keyboards, and while your recognize parts of stuff that he does, it's like he is kind of mixing it live? it was fun to dance to, and had good energy.

erry red flag (f. hazel), Wednesday, 14 August 2013 02:25 (four years ago) Permalink

anyone else seen him? starting to get excited about seeing a show again. it's like two in two months, reminds me of the old days where i saw shows all the time.

Bee OK, Friday, 16 August 2013 01:13 (four years ago) Permalink

so the show was a lot of fun. he had someone with him on stage that looked like Martin Gore, dressed liked him as well. the visuals were about all you could watch. the music is really beautiful and hearing it that loud was neat. i would not really recommend this show but i had a good time.

there was this goth type of band called Nostalghia that opened. they were really cool as well. know nothing about them but she sounded like Bjork at times and really intense. just looked them up and they are a new band from Los Angeles, will keep an eye on them.

Bee OK, Wednesday, 21 August 2013 03:27 (four years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

new one is a bit dull so far and he's starting to rip himself off something rotten

imago, Saturday, 5 November 2016 14:45 (eleven months ago) Permalink

title-track is golden and lovely though ^_^

imago, Saturday, 5 November 2016 15:03 (eleven months ago) Permalink

four months pass...

I didn't know there was a 2-disc version of Far Away Trains Passing By, the second disc is just as good as the first one

frogbs, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 12:20 (seven months ago) Permalink

I still don't know that album. Sometimes when you get on the train at the supposed leap forward it's hard to track back

an uptempo Pop/Hip Hop mentality (imago), Wednesday, 15 March 2017 12:23 (seven months ago) Permalink

its amusing that the simplest music always seems to be the most polarizing. not that what he's doing is simple-minded or anything, but the music is very overt in what it's trying to do.

frogbs, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 12:30 (seven months ago) Permalink

it's not like ASIP is particularly obscure in its intentions either!

an uptempo Pop/Hip Hop mentality (imago), Wednesday, 15 March 2017 12:33 (seven months ago) Permalink

nah. but I kinda like it, for that reason. like BOC without the whole "oooooo this is spooky tape music, maybe there's a GHOST in the room!" element

frogbs, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 12:36 (seven months ago) Permalink

it's p much direct shoegazing ecstasy, sunny-day melancholy unfiltered

but then i guess there are songs like 'medusa' that could have sparked entire movements of michael bay electronica on their own (but didn't)

an uptempo Pop/Hip Hop mentality (imago), Wednesday, 15 March 2017 12:41 (seven months ago) Permalink

I picked up one of his CDs for a buck at a charity shop and it's really gorgeous

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 15 March 2017 13:42 (seven months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

ok I got ASIP now and yeah this is very good, definitely better than Far Away Trains

amazed this man hasn't made a mint in soundtrack work

frogbs, Monday, 12 June 2017 21:47 (four months ago) Permalink

This reminds me. I bought an album he was involved in recently, played it once, then filed it somewhere. Can't remember who or what it was called though. Shit. Far Away Trains is so good. The rest of his stuff is just rehashing the same feeling. You probably don't need more than 5-10 songs of his to experience the entirety of his range.

brotherlovesdub, Monday, 12 June 2017 22:20 (four months ago) Permalink

and that was easy to find, thanks Discogs. https://www.discogs.com/Ulrich-Schnauss-Jonas-Munk-Passage/release/9725721 - This is the album. It's decent but not great.

brotherlovesdub, Monday, 12 June 2017 22:22 (four months ago) Permalink

Something new on his Bandcamp page

Free?

Hilarity Winner (doo dah), Monday, 12 June 2017 22:24 (four months ago) Permalink

name your price isn't ... well, if you want, I guess, sure.

Uhura Mazda (lukas), Friday, 16 June 2017 18:04 (four months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

this Synthwave thing is pretty okay

Uhura Mazda (lukas), Thursday, 27 July 2017 13:08 (two months ago) Permalink


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