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Black To Comm - Alphabet 1968
Ulrich Schnauss has already become our generations Dream Pop captain, with his beautiful cover of Slowdive for Morr Music to this gem from his A Strangely Isolated Place LP, I hope we get something special in 2010 from him.

Black To Comm is what I thought Manitoba and Mum set out to become in my head as these musicians that would make PBS nostalgia soundtracks but it all worked out in the end.

Is it true that Arovane doesn’t make music and now dirt bike’s? i’d like this fuzzy memory confirmed, his album Tides is still one of the best listens to calm yourself or fall asleep to.

If you opened a window and let a sun come into a Stars Of The Lid song then you’d getting something very similar to what Rameses III is doing.

Ulrich Schnauss – Monday – Paracetamol – BUY


Black To Comm -Trapez – BUY


Arovane – Seaside – BUY


Rameses III – Cloud Kings – BUY


19 Comments Leave A Comment


Brian says:

December 3, 2009 at 2:21 pm

Ulrich is fantastic. The moment I heard his stuff several years ago, he became one of my favorites. “Goodbye” was fantastic, so I can’t wait for more from him. “Strangely Isolated Places” is definitely my favorite from him.


Adam Butler says:

December 3, 2009 at 4:13 pm

Dude, great stuff. I’ve been looking for some new, quality ambient/drone stuff and Ramses III hit it on the nose. I love the way you described them. Loving this stuff! Gotta get me some more Ulrich Schnauss too. I don’t have enough.


Barry says:

December 3, 2009 at 5:15 pm

the black to comm album is superb, waiting on a delivery of the LP! you can listen to the whole thing over on the type site!


Agustin says:

December 3, 2009 at 10:43 pm

Oh my god, this post is magical.
I was looking for this kind of music, since I listen to Tycho for the first time.

Thanks for this tracklist :)


gerwin says:

December 4, 2009 at 1:09 am

I heard the same thing about Arovane; he dismantled his studio after making his last album Lilies. Such a shame.


Oscar says:

December 4, 2009 at 6:37 am

I agree with Shelby there should be more of these posts, this stuff is amazing [it gets me through the day!] :)


NAVIS says:

December 4, 2009 at 1:07 pm

Now after listening to that first track a few times it toooootalllllly reminds me of Vangelis’ soundtrack for the movie Antarctica in a weird way. Check out the tune Theme from Antarctica and see if you get where I’m coming from.


Mark says:

December 5, 2009 at 12:43 am

Great post, but they always are! Schnauss and Arovane, two of my all time favorites. Maybe you’ll like Sense, Kettel and Secede too? The latter are two dutch composers – I’m not biased ;)


Wumpscut says:

December 5, 2009 at 7:32 am

Je suis français, sa doit faire plus de 2ans que je viens sur votre site. Et franchement le son que vs mettez, de n’importe quel artiste est splendide.
J’espére que un jours vous viendriez en France nous faire un concert de IsO 50
Je vs adore ^^


sasha says:

December 11, 2009 at 8:01 am

two of the four artists produce work that has lulled me to sleep and composed my nerves from the abyss: life for some time now. arovane has been extremely influential. i do hope there continues to be music done by arovane. ‘tides’ was my first, ‘lilies’ – amazing…Ulrich, you’re a genius..always a pleasure to listen to your timeless work.
thank you.