German-born electronic artist Ulrich Schnauss is set to release his new album, A Long Way To Fall, February 12, 2013 on Domino in North America and his own Scripted Realities imprint in the rest of the world on January 18, 2013.
Throughout the last decade, I recorded three albums that were trying to translate the early 90’s shoegaze aesthetic into an electronic context. After finishing the last album, Goodbye, I felt a need for a change of direction. At the same time, my music taste was changing drastically. While I had spent a couple of years mainly listening to songwriting based music (a lot of ‘indie’/band-type stuff), I was now rediscovering my love for electronic music based on more open structures. This provided the main inspiration of trying to record an album that would celebrate the synthesizer as the very capable musical instrument that it is, but without the need to disguise it behind a wall of echo and reverb. What satisfies me the most about this album is that I think I’ve managed to create a record that has a coherent, cohesive narrative..
Nat Urazmetova of Hidden Shine will also provide live visuals for Schnauss’ live dates in spring 2013 which will be announced soon.
1. Her And The Sea
2. Broken Homes
3. Like A Ghost In Your Own Life
4. A Long Way To Fall
5. I Take Comfort In Your Ignorance
6. A Forgotten Birthday
7. The Weight Of Darkening Skies
8. Borrowed Time
9. Ten Years
10. A Ritual In Time And Death