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Second collaborative album from former Engineers cohorts Ulrich Schnauss and Mark Peters, to be honest I wasn’t that keen on the duo’s first effort ‘Underrated Silence’ and this is coming from someone who absolutely loves Mr Schnauss (ie; I nearly wet myself when I first heard ‘A Strangely Isolated Place’). ‘Tomorrow Is Another Day’ however has renew ...

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Tomorrow Is Another Day by Ulrich Schnauss & Mark Peters
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10/10 Ian Staff review, 24 October 2013

Second collaborative album from former Engineers cohorts Ulrich Schnauss and Mark Peters, to be honest I wasn’t that keen on the duo’s first effort ‘Underrated Silence’ and this is coming from someone who absolutely loves Mr Schnauss (ie; I nearly wet myself when I first heard ‘A Strangely Isolated Place’). ‘Tomorrow Is Another Day’ however has renewed my faith in him, this is just perfect in every way, all the Schnauss trademarks are there, from the Guthrie-esque shimmering ambience to the glitchy uplifting electronica.

Standout moments for me are ‘Inconvenient Truths’ which I turn up so loud I forget that I’m actually at work and ‘Additional Ghosts’ is just pure instrumental Cocteau Twins, the vocals on ‘Walking With My Eyes Closed’ add a little pop element to the album with it’s synthy '80s Depeche Mode sort of vibe and with Schnauss’ electronic wizardry and Peters’ gorgeous guitar work they make a great team. After hearing and enjoying this album so much I might have to revisit ‘Underrated Silence’, I think I may have been a little too quick to judge it!


9/10 coffin dodger Customer review, 23rd November 2013

The overall laid-back, joyed-up, vibe of this fine album took me zinging way-back to those bossa-beast-beats and trip-hop-hound-sounds favoured by those Austrian masters of the remix wizards, circa 90's: Kruder & Dorfmeister. Like the sad twat I am, only once I'd referenced an influence that I was happy with was I then able to relax, sit back, and listen, and listen, and listen, again and again, to this excellent collaboration.

The sounds from my speakers were compellingly rounded, very open, and all sweet, sweet soulful. Mark Peters (guitars and bass) even gives his bass runs a dub-depth intensity on a couple of tracks whilst his treble clef, lead guitar, contributions are mixed mostly around either stretched-out or chopped-up arpeggios. Together, the lads reference some great homages as shown through the variety of tonal variation used - you can all spot yer own - there's plenty. Meanwhile Ulrich Schnauss opens up his keyboards to the trippy "twirly, whirly, swirly, girly" side of electronica - as a mate of mine calls owt and anything that's even close to the Cocteau twins. Bloody grand stuff tho'.

Indeed, "tomorrow is another day" has an over-riding old-skool feel to it. But, and that's a take-me-to-a-club-take-me-to-a-club-now-and-shower-me-in-sweet-swirling-tunes-till-dawn-but, that's in a good way people. Throughout there are only quality tunes that hum along, through and around the clipped electronic beat lines, tunes that are just comfortable with themselves; tunes that float on rafts of steady clicking tempos, sounding real happy just to be allowed to play out again. Hell, nearly a 10.


10/10 Mark Customer review, 7th November 2013

A pleasant surprise greeted me today when i checked my emails. Those wonderful people at Norman Records asked me to review my recent purchase.......the latest offering from Ulrich Schnauss and Mark Peters.

I confess, i was genuinely excited about their new release, having been a long time fan of Mr Schnauss’ work and due to the fact i had enjoyed their previous collaboration. This is a complex offering, with intricate guitar lines woven within pattering beats and Schnauss’ driven and hypnotic keyboard play combining with washes of uplifting electronic sound. This is timeless music, embracing elements of the artist’s past and perhaps more obscure elements of 80s music but combining to forge a distinctive sound all of their own. The new-gaze elements of Schnauss’ earlier work, A Strangely Isolated Place, are evident as is the heartfelt music of Peters’ band Engineers but this collaboration is something distinctive in its own right.

This is lovely music that evokes images of big skies, wild landscapes and stirs memories of happy childhood times. Wholeheartedly recommended.




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