10/13/2016

Ulrich Schnauss Debuts Video For "Love Grows Out Of Thin Air"

New LP No Further Ahead Than Today Out 11/4 On Scripted Realities/ [PIAS]


Today ground-breaking German, electronic innovator and current Tangerine Dream member Ulrich Schnauss is pleased to share news of his forthcoming album No Further Ahead Than Today which will be released on November 4th through his label Scripted Realities and [PIAS].  Coinciding this announcement, he has debuted the track and powerful video for “Love Grows Out Of Thin Air” via THUMP.Directed by Sean James Garland, the video follows a gripping and emotional narrative of life, loss and death within a family, scored perfectly to the evocative and multifaceted track.

Of the track and video, Schnauss elaborates: "My music is about trying to translate human feelings into sound—the biggest challenge always has been to find the right balance between aesthetic concerns and emotional impact," he said. "I admire Sean Garland's ability to reconcile these two aspects with such elegance in his visual language, and am therefore very grateful for his contribution, which really is a short film rather than just a music video."

No Further Ahead Than Today marks the German-born electronic artist's fifth album and the follow up to 2013’s widely acclaimed A Long Way To Fall, and with it Ulrich returns to the earlier style of his first two albums, the landmark A Strangely Isolated Place and Far Away Trains Passing By.

At once uplifting and otherworldly, the music of Ulrich Schnauss combines multilayered synthesizers with beats and ethereal vocals, serving as an aural escape route from the trappings of reality. As Schnauss explains, “I’ve always used making and listening to music as a way to escape – putting on headphones is a great way to leave reality behind for a while, reminding yourself why it still makes sense to carry on.”

Today, Schnauss expresses a renewed interest in more direct electronic sounds, and aims to substitute traditional verse-chorus-verse structures for more freeform atmospherics.

Additionally, he is also a talented remixer who has produced re-workings for the likes of Depeche Mode, Pet Shop Boys, Todd Terje, Bryan Ferry and Matryoshka. He has also been a member of Tangerine Dream since 2014.

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