Underrated Silence - Ulrich Schnauss
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  • Summary: German producer Ulrich Schnauss worked with fellow Engineers' bassist Mark Peters on this minimalist electronic album.
  • Record Label: Bureau B
  • Genre(s): Electronic, Techno, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, Ambient Techno
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Feb 24, 2012
    80
    Far from being aural wallpaper, this is ambient music that's both engaging and engrossing. [Mar 2012, p.112]
  2. Feb 24, 2012
    80
    For a stopgap collaboration, Underrated Silence sits comfortably with some of Schnauss's best work.
  3. Feb 24, 2012
    80
    This is a record that reminds us of one of music's most overlooked, modest--but perhaps, most sensible--aesthetic couplings.
  4. Feb 24, 2012
    70
    Beautifully crafted, if slightly inconsistent, Underrated Silence is undoubtedly still more of a mood setter than a head-bobber, but it's a far more challenging and ultimately rewarding listen than your average chill-out fare.
  5. Mar 22, 2012
    60
    This is grandly executed wallpaper music. [Mar 2012, p.88]
  6. Mar 5, 2012
    60
    A polite, undemanding excursion--frustratingly stuck to its own sonic landscape.
  7. Feb 24, 2012
    50
    More unfortunate are the moments when Schnauss and Peters aim for surprising or affecting and veer straight into kitsch.

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  1. Apr 26, 2012
    5
    Ulrich Schnauss also known as the View to the Future or the Police In Cars With Headphones just released 23rd in his career CD with electronic overtones. We can find for example: a little pathetic, but also stirring "The Messiah Is Falling", developing steadily by sophisticated parties of synthesizers "Long Distance Call", supported by vocals "Forgotten" or a little outer space "Yesterday Did Not Exist". The CD is not the high-flying one - it can be treated more as a curiosity than a position likely to conquer the music market. Expand