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Ulrich Schnauss at Neumos (photos)

Photo - Ulrich Schnauss at Neumos Aug, 14 2013 by Kirk Chantraine

Photo – Ulrich Schnauss at Neumos Aug, 14 2013 by Kirk Chantraine

Photos – Ulrich Schnauss at Neumos, Seattle, Aug, 14 2013

– photos by Kirk Chantraine

German electronica musician Ulrich Schnauss on tour in support of his fourth album, A Long Way to Fall.

Schnauss’ previous albums include Far Away Trains Passing By, A Strangely Isolated Place, and Goodbye.

The 35-year-old musician, who currently makes his home in London, grew up in rural Germany. According to his Facebook bio: “Unable to find like-minded people to create music with, Schnauss’ aural vision became liberated by his discovery of the synthesizer, enabling him to create multilayered compositions on his own, with an aim to ‘translate the aesthetics of the shoegazing sound into an electronic context’. Inspired by the alternative guitar bands of the late 80s/early 90s (Slowdive, Chapterhouse, My Bloody Valentine etc.) as well as Acid House and early electronica (Tangerine Dream, 808 State, The Orb), Schnauss began developing his own distinct sonic palette…”

Ulrich Schnauss Neumos Seattle

In an Aug 15 piece in OC Weekly, Reyan Ali writes, “February’s A Long Way to Fall… is packed with sparkly melodies that feel wholeheartedly electronic-music-oriented in execution. Over time, Schnauss emphasizes, he plans to move away from ‘genre music’ and cut out signifiers (such as electronic-music software plug-ins) that could link his work to certain dated subgenres or trends. This means an increased focus on stripping elements from songs. Schnauss’ goals are to make sounds that are ‘more and more pure’ and music that has a more timeless sensibility.”

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Kirk Chantraine

About Kirk Chantraine

Kirk Chantraine is a Canadian photographer and software developer currently based in Vancouver, British Columbia. He graduated from Vancouver Film School for 3D Animation in 2004 and has been working in the Visual Effects industry ever since with companies such as Electronic Arts and Disney. Over the last few years Kirk has exhibited his photographic works in San Francisco and Vancouver. A music aficionado and vinyl junkie, Kirk shoots live music and performance at an inhuman pace across North America for The Snipe News , along with landscape and portraiture. If you're buying: gin-and-tonics. He is @kchantraine on Twitter.
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