Friday 25th March 2022
+ Richard Norris & Visuals from Innerstrings
Doors 7:30 pm
Price £18 + booking fee / £22 on the door
Melting Vinyl presents
ULRICH SCHNAUSS +
Melting Vinyl are very pleased to be bringing highly respected German electronic music composer Ulrich Schnauss to the perfect ambient setting of St Luke’s Church
(NB: Bar Facilities will be available at the church)
Live visuals from Innerstrings✨
Ulrich Schnauss: timeless cinematic dreamscape electronica.
Born in the northern German seaport of Kiel, Schnauss’ musical output began under the pseudonyms of View to the Future and Ethereal 77.
His first album Far Away Trains Passing By was released in Europe in 2001on Berlin based CCO (city centre officer) This was quickly followed in 2003 with A Strangely Isolated Place n the same label and prompted performance and remixing work for Schnauss with artists including port-royal, Mojave 3, Airiel, A Shoreline Dream, Asobi Seksu, Televise, Longview, Johannes Schmoelling, The Zephyrs, Lunz (Roedelius), and others.
His third album Goodbye (2007) was released on Independiente Records in Europe and on Domino in The United States
Further releases include amongst others EP’s Quicksand Memory (2007) and Stars (2008), albums A Long Way To Fall and No Further Ahead Than Today on PIAS records
After an 18 month absence, Schnauss latest release is a career spanning collection of his work to date, with his entire back catalogue remastered and released on his own Scripted Realities label.
‘Music that touches the soul of the listener in a profound way.’ – Louder Than War
Richard Norris has a deep and broad history spanning decades of dance and electronic culture. Electronic Sound magazine calls him “the electronic musician’s electronic musician’, whilst Time Out New York referred to him as an ‘unhinged sonic magician’.
He started in music at a young age, playing in post punk bands and releasing seven inch singles that got the attention of John Peel at the BBC. He then worked as label manager for psychedelic reissue label Bam Caruso, before co-producing one of the earliest UK acid house compilations, Jack The Tab, in 1987. This led to a deal with Warners as the Grid, his partnership with Soft Cell’s Dave Ball. The Grid enjoyed a run of successful albums and ten UK hit singles, including the million selling ‘Swamp Thing’. The Grid also produced and remixed many artists, including Brian Eno, Yello, Erasure, Happy Mondays, Pet Shop Boys and many more.
Richard’s broad ranging musical knowledge has been applied to many projects. He formed a solo psychedelic project, the Time and Space Machine, and has remixed many artists under that name, including Tame Impala, Warpaint, Ibibio Sound Machine, Noel Gallagher and many others.
He was also one half of acclaimed and influential psych duo Beyond The Wizards Sleeve, alongside Erol Alkan. The duo remixed acts including the Chemical Brothers, Goldfrapp, Franz Ferdinand and Tracy Thorn.
In recent years, Richard has concentrated full time on a series of ambient and deep listening releases on his Group Mind label. Many more are planned, as is a return to the live arena with a new audiovisual show.
Despite, the origin of BUNKR being a happy accident back in 2017, Brighton (UK) based musician and producer James Dean is now renowned for his zoned out house music and bubbling melodic techno as BUNKR.
He’s collaborated with the fledging VLSI label set up by the Echaskech crew and his Outerstellar and Appl Skies EP’s traversed techno and chugging house styles and were well received by some of the scene’s more discerning DJ’s including James Zabiela, Posthuman (I Love Acid), Joris Voorn, Nick Warren (Way Out West) and DJ Food (Ninja Tune).
In recent years his hypnotic crawling techno and pastoral Kraut-esque electronica has contributed to the highly lauded Castles In Space compilation The Isolation Tapes (Electronic Sound magazine’s compilation of the year in 2020), whilst recent live shows have seen him playing alongside Soccer96, Thomas Ragsdale, Leafcutter John and Alex Banks.
His second album Graveyard Orbit was released in October 2021 and took his sci-fi techno approach deeper into the electronic cosmos, thematically providing reflections on man-made waste and our own longevity. Or as one reviewer summed it up, “a dazzling,
tone-rich journey that captures the moments when life ends and the story just begins”.
“Fans of classic ambient explorations along the lines of The Orb and Tom Middleton
should find plenty to savour” – Cyclic Defrost