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A Strangely Isolated Place

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Gone Forever
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On My Own
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A Letter from Home
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Monday - Paracetamol
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Clear Day
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Blumenthal
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In All the Wrong Places
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A Strangely Isolated Place
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Total Tracks: 8   Total Length: 61:49

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Lovely

phoenSND

Clear Day takes it for me! Got to get through the rest of the album!

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Every track a winner!

Vinyljeopardy

You are going to want this!

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Too many beats for me.

scottphillips

A couple pretty good tracks but, I could do without the need for beats in nearly all the tracks.

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Something you can always go back to

labrev

Great ambient tracks from beginning to end. It doesn't ever really get old.

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Beautiful Dreamscapes.......

brickf

Immediately accessible, the depth of this album grows with each listen.

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Four years strong and still loving it

sub.strata

I first heard this album in late 2005 and immediately fell in love with Ulrich's textures, shimmering, beautiful and rich. Four years later and I'm still loving it, still delighted when almost any of these tracks come up via shuffle play. Download the whole album. It's magic.

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WOW

fleischman

I'm happy I stumbled upon this guy. Ambient at its finest, but this is a different kind of ambient. Listen to "In All the Wrong Places" on headphones as loud as you can handle it and I promise you'll sit back and smile.

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Pleasant, but hardly intriguing

dustbowldavid

A pleasant album that, frustratingly, never gets beyond that. Further listenings reveal little depth.

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As Featured on Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07!

Deckard26354

"Monday - Paracetamol" is one of the tunes that will play during a "Skills 18" or "Skillzone" session, and is how I got introduced to Schnauss. It's my favorite track by him, as well.

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Better than Eno...

aikicinema

...or at least just as good. This is the best instrumental album I've downloaded on e-Music. That's saying alot. Chill, so chill.

They Say All Music Guide

Ulrich Schnauss’ second record for City Centre Offices moves away from the early-’90s U.K. techno touches of Far Away Trains Passing By in order to zero in on another early-’90s U.K. phenomenon. Though it was plain to hear in the debut that Schnauss had an affinity for the likes of Chapterhouse and Slowdive, it didn’t become the crux of his sound until his version of the latter’s “Crazy for You,” from Morr Music’s 2002 Blue Skied an’ Clear compilation. Schnauss’ version of the song was so dead-on that it could’ve been released — without any suspicion — as a Chapterhouse remix of the original. Though it’s just as reliant on the past, A Strangely Isolated Place is an even stronger record than the debut, with a wider range of moods, improved beat programming, unobtrusive vocals, and an overall effect that is less inhibited. “On My Own” could’ve been the most blissed-out and forward-looking song released on Too Pure in 1992, with a steady Neu!-like rhythmic thrust and sun-bleached guitars shooting equal amounts of blurry rays and fuzzy shards. “Clear Day” is another track that could double as a Chapterhouse remix of Slowdive, only with an outtake from the first singles sped up significantly and bolstered with an energetic hip-hop beat that comes close to being lost in a dense swirl of effects. Admittedly, Schnauss might still be a little too sweet and amiable for most “serious” electronic music followers. That’s clearly their loss. – Andy Kellman

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