Ulrich Schnauss – Now Is a Timeless Present: A Retrospective (2019) [FLAC 24bit/48kHz]

Ulrich Schnauss – Now Is a Timeless Present: A Retrospective (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 07:09:50 minutes | 5,26 GB | Genre: Ambient, Electronic
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Scripted Realities

Ulrich Schnauss presents ‘Now is a Timeless Present’, a career-spanning retrospective encompassing key works from the past two decades. The German electronic composer will be selecting fundamental music from his back catalogue.

At once uplifting and otherworldly, the music of Ulrich Schnauss utilizes multi-layered synthesizers to map out an aural escape route from the trappings of a reality limiting our imagination. Born in Kiel in 1977, Schnauss developed a love of electronic music from a young age. He explains, ‘I’ve always used making and listening to music as a way to escape – putting on headphones is a way to leave reality behind for a while, reminding oneself of the ‘possibility of the possible’ – regardless of how hopeless or dystopian the current state of things may appear to be.’ Inspired by the alternative guitar bands of the late 80s and early 90s as well as Acid House and early electronica, Schnauss began developing his own distinct sonic palette. Melding delicate dream-pop sensibilities with ecstatic electronic excess and defying the constraints of music genre boundaries.

After a move to Berlin in the late 90s, Schnauss felt confident enough to begin releasing ‘little electronica pieces’ under his own name – 2001s ‘Far Away Trains Passing By’. Four further studio albums have followed since then: ‘A Strangely Isolated Place’ (2003), ‘Goodbye’ (2007), ‘A Long Way to Fall’ (2013) and ‘No Further Ahead Than Today’ (2016). In addition, Schnauss has continuously produced and released music under various pseudonyms and in collaboration with other artists. He’s a prolific remixer and a member of the last Tangerine Dream Line Up picked by the late Edgar Froese.

After an initial struggle to perform the unique, interchanging nuances of his compositions live, the arrival of Ableton’s Live software has enabled him to build new arrangements on the spot, lending diversity and distinction to each performance. ‘I can react to the atmosphere of the room or re-interpret the pieces in a way that’s reflecting my mood,’ he explains, ‘sometimes playing more ambient; sometimes more rhythm-orientated versions of the songs.’ In addition, portable solutions such as Sonic Core’s SCOPE/XITE (a digital modular system essentially) have more recently inspired him to add improvisatory, free-form parts.

Joining Ulrich Schnauss on stage is his long-term collaborator, London-based visual artist Nat Urazmetova. In her live visuals the organic and synthesised, amorphous and elusive, fluid and uncanny coalesce, mutate and continuously evolve in the free-flow of improvisation. Through shifting the accustomed modes of perception, the visual performance threads the different narratives of seeing, sensing and relating to the sonic counterpart.

Ulrich Schnauss will release “Now Is A Timeless Present” a 7 CD Box Set on his label Scripted Realities 6th December 2019. Containing all of Ulrich’s albums to date plus an album of unreleased material. All the tracks have been remastered.

“Far Away Trains Passing By” contains a further expanded version of the second disc that was part of the album’s American release. “A Long Way To Fall” having been remixed and partially re-recorded.

Tracklist:
Disc 1 (43:46)
1. Knuddelmaus (2019 remaster) (07:03)
2. Between Us and Them (2019 remaster) (07:39)
3. Passing By (2019 remaster) (06:37)
4. Blumenwiese Neben Autobahn (2019 remaster) (06:36)
5. Nobody’s Home (2019 remaster) (07:40)
6. Molfsee (2019 remaster) (08:11)

Disc 2 (01:01:18)
1. Brooks Was Here (2019 remaster) (07:08)
2. Sunday Evening In Your Street (2019 remaster) (06:53)
3. Suddenly the Trees Are Giving Way (2019 remaster) (06:21)
4. A Lie For Breakfast (2019 remaster) (06:08)
5. Nothing Happens In June (2019 remaster) (06:19)
6. As If You’ve Never Been Away (2019 remaster) (07:04)
7. A Million Miles Away (2019 remaster) (07:14)
8. Crazy For You (2019 remaster) (06:57)
9. Wherever You Are (2019 remaster) (07:14)

Disc 3 (01:02:34)
1. Gone Forever (2019 remaster) (08:20)
2. On My Own (2019 remaster) (06:39)
3. A Letter From Home (2019 remaster) (07:04)
4. Monday – Paracetamol (2019 remaster) (08:00)
5. Clear Day (2019 remaster) (07:40)
6. Blumenthal (2019 remaster) (06:51)
7. In All the Wrong Places (2019 remaster) (07:17)
8. A Strangely Isolated Place (2019 remaster) (10:43)

Disc 4 (01:06:23)
1. Never Be the Same (2019 remaster) (05:30)
2. Shine (2019 remaster) (05:48)
3. Stars (2019 remaster) (06:19)
4. Einfeld (2019 remaster) (05:28)
5. Here Today Gone Tomorrow (2019 remaster) (05:04)
6. I Had a Song For Hope (2019 remaster) (05:54)
7. Medusa (2019 remaster) (06:25)
8. Goodbye (2019 remaster) (07:53)
9. In Between the Years (2019 remaster) (03:52)
10. Love Forever (2019 remaster) (05:57)
11. Look At the Sky (2019 remaster) (04:33)
12. For Good (2019 remaster) (03:40)

Disc 5 (01:04:33)
1. Her and the Sea (2019 Version) (05:05)
2. Broken Homes (2019 Version) (07:37)
3. Like a Ghost In Your Own Life (2019 Version) (06:08)
4. A Long Way To Fall (2019 Version) (08:05)
5. I Take Comfort In Your Ignorance (2019 Version) (05:56)
6. A Forgotten Birthday (2019 Version) (07:20)
7. The Weight of Darkening Skies (2019 Version) (05:26)
8. Borrowed Time (2019 Version) (05:04)
9. Ten Years (2019 Version) (06:08)
10. A Ritual In Time and Death (2019 Version) (07:44)

Disc 6 (54:50)
1. Melts Into Air (2019 Version) (06:27)
2. Love Grows Out of Thin Air (2019 Version) (05:29)
3. The Magic In You (2019 Version) (05:43)
4. Thoughtless Motion (2019 Version) (05:24)
5. No Further Ahead Than Today (2019 Version) (06:04)
6. Wait For Me (2019 Version) (05:07)
7. New Day Starts At Dawn (2019 Version) (05:19)
8. Water Under the Bridge (2019 Version) (05:12)
9. Negative Sunrise (2019 Version) (04:36)
10. Illusory Sun (2019 Version) (05:29)

Disc 7 (01:16:26)
1. First Bridge (2003) [Remixed – Re-Recorded 2019] (00:46)
2. Attraktor 1 (2000) [Remixed – Re-Recorded 2019] (04:23)
3. Attraktor 2 (2000) [Remixed – Re-Recorded 2019] (06:28)
4. Attraktor 3 (2000) [Remixed – Re-Recorded 2019] (06:15)
5. Stars (Demo 2004) [Remixed – Re-Recorded 2019] (05:32)
6. Memory Lane (2003) [Remixed – Re-Recorded 2019] (05:27)
7. Einfeld (Demo 2005) [Remixed – Re-Recorded 2019] (05:47)
8. Second Bridge (2003) [Remixed – Re-Recorded 2019] (00:34)
9. It’s Raining Today (2008) [Remixed – Re-Recorded 2019] (04:56)
10. Third Bridge (2003) [Remixed – Re-Recorded 2019] (01:27)
11. Today’s Hopes Gone Tomorrow (2019) [Remixed – Re-Recorded 2019] (07:25)
12. Ein Feld Für Ecki (2017) [Remixed – Re-Recorded 2019] (06:35)
13. Fourth Bridge (2003) [Remixed – Re-Recorded 2019] (01:40)
14. Shine (Longview Version 2008) [Remixed – Re-Recorded 2019] (05:17)
15. Fifth Bridge (2003) [Remixed – Re-Recorded 2019] (01:23)
16. Prelude and Fugue No 1 In C Major (2016) [Remixed – Re-Recorded 2019] (04:45)
17. Last Bridge (2003) [Remixed – Re-Recorded 2019] (01:53)
18. Surrender Bittersweet (2018) [Remixed – Re-Recorded 2019] (05:53)

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