German-born electronic artist Ulrich Schnauss recently released his latest video for ‘A Ritual In Time and Death’. Premiered at Fader, the grandeur of Ulrich's music is captured by the ambition of visual artist Nat Urazmetova's direction. The track is drawn from Schnauss' latest record, ‘A Long Way To Fall’, out now on his own Scripted Realities imprint in Europe and on Domino Records in North America in February.
Schnauss' fourth album, ‘A Long Way To Fall’ returns to the punchier rhythms and pronounced lead work of his album, ’A Strangely Isolated Place’, while incorporating some new textures and sounds from his earlier sonic explorations. Schnauss explained the return:
“Throughout the last decade, I recorded three albums that were trying to translate the early-90s 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.”
Comprised of ten new recordings, ‘A Long Way To Fall’ is Schnauss' most varied release to date. Check the video below: