5 hours of ambient, electronica and berlin school favourites from 5 decades

April 18, 2017

sunday’s ambient marathon at spiritland is now online – have a listen if you have some spare time to drop out… 😉
didn’t use any fx for this set, so some of the transitions are a bit sketchy – maybe just look at it as a selection of some of my favourite music rather than an actual ‘dj set’. hope you’ll enjoy…

sonic realities 8

March 19, 2017

Something for the weekend – the latest episode of Sonic Realities, featuring Nathaniel Cramp and Ulrich Schnauss falling into trance, is available to listen to now!
It’s two hours of your life you will never get back.
Featuring new and old tracks by Eberhard Schoener, Blonde Redhead, Billow Observatory, Grain, Bill Pritchard, Mark Peters, Seefeel, Lochheed, Lorelle Meets the Obsolete remixed by GNOOMES, Tangerine Dream, Sofia Coppola, Anna Sui, Marc Jacobs, Nathan Fake, Luke Slater, The Orb, Industrial Suicide Tribe, Halfscissors, The Black Dog, Alec Empire, Merle Haggard and Cocteau Twins.

sonic realities 7

January 18, 2017

The first Sonic Realities of 2017 is available to listen to NOW!
A musical duvet – courtesy of Nathaniel Cramp/Sonic Cathedral and Ulrich Schnauss – to pull up over your head as the world is brought to an end by a man who refers to himself in the third person.
Only Jerry Lee Lewis should be allowed to do that (refer to himself in the third person, not end the world) and that’s why we closed the show with his version of ‘Over The Rainbow’.
Also featured on this month’s show: Charlie Louvin covering Sandy Denny, Kevin O’Neill, David Pajo / Papa M, Franco Leprino, John Cale, Brian Eno, Hiroki Okano, Ulrich Schnauss & Jonas Munk, Spectres, Frédéric Würtz / AEM, James Brewster (featuring the late, great Gravenhurst), the first new Slowdive song in 22 years, Wolfgang Voigt and Grouper.
Plus, not forgetting our regular guest/only friend Mark Peters of Engineers.

sonic realities 6

December 15, 2016

the seasonal sixth episode of the sonic cathedral/ulrich schnauss soundclash that is sonic realities is available to listen to now.
Any sense of good cheer has been mechanically removed, but as always there’s some great music courtesy of thee oh sees, alec empire, spectres, extrawelt, tangerine dream, goldfrapp, maps, a shoreline dream, tvam, zavoloka, seefeel, commix, adem, luke slater, nite jewel, julia holter, a winged victory for the sullen, peter mergener, neil halstead… and not forgetting santa hardcore & the 7 midgets.

schnauss & munk ‘passage’

December 8, 2016

‘passage’ is the title of the second collaborative album i recorded with jonas munk – it’s being released in january. you can listen to a soundcloud preview sampler here:

sonic realities 5

December 1, 2016

better late than never, episode 5 of sonic realities with nathaniel cramp/sonic cathedral and ulrich schnauss bursts some semi-formed post-trump thought bubbles with tigerskin, hidden element, brian eno, the neville brothers, carl craig, 24 carat black, k.d. lang, prefab sprout, radio dept., casino versus japan, powell, the early years vs xam duo, roedelius, sharon jones & the dap-kings and more we’ve probably forgotten. listen now:

ransom note interview

November 15, 2016

new video

October 15, 2016

sean garland has created a wonderfully emotional video for the song ‘love grows out of thin air’ from my upcoming album ‘no further ahead than today’…