Chrome Canyon, Heathered Pearls (Ghostly)
93 N. 6th St.
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
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finely tooled machine rhythms ripple discreetly beneath the haze, and there are ominous undercurrents running through even the most blissed-out passages, as though to suggest that the illusion of weightlessness comes at a price.” – Spin
“[Ulrich] is getting even more seductive with his sound.” – Blackbook
At long last, Ulrich Schnauss is happy to release his latest record, A Long Way to Fall, on Domino Records. The album is the German-born electronic artist’s labor of love, an solo album six years in the making. In honor of the release of the record, Schanuss has made like-minded producer Tycho’s remix of “I Take Comfort In Your Ignorance” available for stream. Take a listen to the track, as well as Ulrich’s original here.
A Long Way to Fall is Schnauss’ fourth album, and finds the artist returning to the punchier rhythms and pronounced lead work of his landmark album, A Strangely Isolated Place. Comprised of ten new recordings, the album is Schnauss’ most varied release to date. The percolating mood piece, “Broken Homes” recalls a more melodic IDM while the frenetic, mesmerizing “The Weight Of Darkening Skies” reaches new heights in tempo never reached before on Ulrich’s previous releases.
The album will be accompanied by a pair of visual pieces from the acclaimed photography and visual art duo of Nat Urazmetova (Hidden Shine) and Anastasija Nikitina for the tracks “A Ritual In Time And Death” and “I Take Comfort In Your Ignorance.”
Chrome Canyon is the solo project of composer / producer Morgan Z, who was a member of the NY underground cult band Apes & Androids. Since their break-up Morgan has spent his time collecting a wide range of rare analog synths and gear in his Brooklyn studio while writing, recording and producing his brand of original soundtrack sci-fi / space disco. His remixes (for artist such as Phoenix, Passion Pit, Anoraak, and Erika Spring) have been widely circulated and praised, and his remix of Foster the Peoples "Pumped Up Kicks" was in the Top 20 downloads of 2011 for RCRDLBL.com and released as a b-side to the UK single. His first release "Body Music" was put out by the French label On The Fruit. His first full length "Elemental Themes" is due out later this year.
Heathered Pearls (Ghostly)
"Unlike some ambient music, Loyal, Polish-born Jakub Alexander's release under the Heathered Pearls moniker, embraces the idea of melody with understated but distinct sounds emerging from the loops Alexander uses to construct his tracks. Pitchfork says lead single, "Beach Shelter," "feeds off the same kind of unsettling ambience as Tim Hecker'sRavedeath, 1972, where the sense of a malevolent force lurking just beneath the surface is prevalent throughout. It's filled with coarse, sandpaper-y textures, all pulling together to create a sense of quiet abrasion.""