Ulrich Schnauss & Jonas Munk - Eight Fragments Of An IllusionVendor: Azure Vista Records
Collection: New Releases.
NEW VINYL LP ON AZUR VISTA RECORDS 2021
180 GRAM VINYL + COLORED 10"
It's been over four years since there was last any new music from Ulrich Schnauss & Jonas Munk. This time around the duo heads in a slightly different direction. On Eight Fragments Of An Illusion they bring their individual strengths to the table, yet it transcends their previous work conceptually. These eight tracks are much more ambient and introspective in nature, but with a kinetic, polyrhythmic energy pushing it forward. There's a floating quality to Ulrich's synthesizer washes and Munk's guitar patterns, yet the eight tracks are anchored by pulse and compositional direction. There are echoes of blissed-out new age music and kosmische from the 1970s and 1980s, as well as traces of shoegaze-era abstraction and leftfield electronica. But ultimately there's no off-the-rack category that fits it. It exists in its own rarefied space.
1. Asteroid 2467 08:52
2. Return To Burlington 06:04
3. Solitary Falling 04:29
4. Perpetual Motion 10:50
5. Narkomfin 05:29
6. Faint Lights In The Distance 06:57
7. Along Deserted Streets 06:05
8. Polychrome 08:49