German electronic artist Ulrich Schnauss is returning with his first solo album in six years. A Long Way To Fall will be released via Domino in North America and via Schnauss´s own Scripted Realities in the rest of the world early next year.
Here´s what Schnauss said about the forthcoming album:
“Throughout the last decade, I recorded three albums that were trying to translate the early 90’s shoegaze aesthetic into an electronic context. After finishing the last album, Goodbye, I felt a need for a change of direction. At the same time, my music taste was changing drastically. While I had spent a couple of years mainly listening to songwriting based music (a lot of ‘indie’/band-type stuff), I was now rediscovering my love for electronic music based on more open structures. This provided the main inspiration of trying to record an album that would celebrate the synthesizer as the very capable musical instrument that it is, but without the need to disguise it behind a wall of echo and reverb. What satisfies me the most about this album is that I think I’ve managed to create a record that has a coherent, cohesive narrative.”
The first taste from the album is the title track ‘A Long Way To Fall’. Listen to it below.