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4.8 out of 5
11 Ratings
11 Ratings
Mattymetro ,

Keep on making records with this collaboration.

I loved the first one and always wished you made a second. !!! Keep making them they are beautiful. I just preordered !

CraigsList fan also ,

Truly, the best album in a while...

Ulrich has been as consistent in his exploration of soundscapes as he has to finding his signature expression of tone within them. But as far out as he has explored from A Strangely Isolated Place, Passage is like sifting through photos of the most beautiful of sonic memories he helped paint. The songs are short, but there's a pace within the heart of them that shows a comfortable settling in that he may be finding. It's worth recognizing that the fact that they seem so short denotes somehow that we want more of what we're hearing. Passage is a little more loungy than previous work... and for me, this is welcomed with open arms.

Tirins.play ,

Instant Classic

Somehow Ulrich's recent albums haven't impacted me like Far Away through Goodbye (with some notable tracks on Long Way and No Farther being the exception). However his remixes and especially this collaboration really shine.

About Ulrich Schnauss & Jonas Munk

A somewhat mysterious producer from Berlin, Germany, Ulrich Schnauss debuted under his own name in 2001 with Far Away Trains Passing By. Released by City Centre Offices, the album seemingly came from nowhere and wound up on several journalists' year-end favorites lists, impressing many with a beguiling level of charm that referenced the shimmer of the Cocteau Twins and the beat mining of the Black Dog. Released in 2003, A Strangely Isolated Place, which was much closer to shoegaze than U.K. techno, was followed in 2007 by the multi-layered, texturally rich indie electronica of third album Goodbye. The following years would be filled with a multitude of smaller projects, including multiple EP releases and remixes, as well as collaborations with A Shoreline Dream and All in the Golden Afternoon. In late 2009, Schnauss' labels Independiente and Domino sued Guns N' Roses, claiming the band had used portions of Schnauss' compositions in the track "Riad 'n the Bedouins" without permission on the album Chinese Democracy. His tendency toward collaboration continued into the 2010s with full-length works Ulrich Schnauss and Jonas Munk in 2011 and Underrated Silence, a collaborative effort with Mark Peters released in 2012. Schnauss has also had his hands in a number of other projects, including Hexaquart (minimal techno-house) and Ethereal 77 (drum'n'bass), in addition to engineering work for a number of other artists. His 2013 album, A Long Way to Fall, was a return to working without collaborators and featured his most new age-inspired sound to date. Later that year, however, he and Peters reteamed for Tomorrow Is Another Day, which blended their aesthetics even more seamlessly than before. As a member of dream pop group Engineers, Schnauss contributed to their 2014 release, Always Returning, and by year's end, he had also joined legendary electronic group Tangerine Dream as a full-time member. His next release as a solo artist would come in 2016 with No Further Ahead Than Today, which appeared on his own Scripted Realities label. In 2018 Schnauss teamed up with fellow Tangerine Dreamer Thorsten Quaeschning for the vintage-sounding Synthwaves. ~ Andy Kellman

HOMETOWN
Kiel, Schleswig Holstein, Germany
BORN
1977

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