October 12, 2012

A Long Way To Fall

Here's a moody one for your Friday morning. I was first put onto the worlds of Ulrich Schnauss back in the day when he collaborated with Chicago shoegazers Airiel on the track "Sugar Crystals" which I loved, and which propelled me to feverishly search out information on who the dude was. The German producer and member of English shoegaze act Engineers has been making textured sound vistas for many years now; after a lengthy stay of collaboration releases and remix projects, he's back with his first solo album in six years, A Long Way To Fall, and has shared the first transmission from that album with us, the prismatic title track "A Long Way To Fall." While not a huge sound departure from previous work, (although Schnauss recently told XlR8R that this album will be just that, saying "throughout the last decade, I recorded three albums that were trying to translate the early '90s shoegaze aesthetic into an electronic context...I felt a need for a change of direction") long time fans of the Schnauss should dig the tune right well, this delicate track emits light in all the right ways.

MP3 - Ulrich Schnauss - A Long Way To Fall

A Long Way To Fall will be available early 2013 via Domino.

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