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Underrated Silence

Ulrich Schnauss & Mark Peters

Underrated Silence

The German ambient electronic specialist in collaboration with his former colleague in shoegaze band Engineers

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  1. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    In parts cinematic, other times positively experimental, Underrated Silence uses the softly softly approach to occasionally devastating effect
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  2. 8.0 |   Q

    This is ambient music that's both engaging and engrossing. Print edition only

  3. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    The key to the German svengali’s work is its widescreen possibilities: the emotional response that music triggers when we watch a film or take in a painting which allows us to briefly inhabit another world
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  4. 7.0 |   No Ripcord

    A pleasant journey through the haze. Just don’t expect to see anything too clearly
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  5. 7.0 |   Spin

    The googaze diehard and the gentle Engineers guitarist linger in a green world
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  6. 6.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Exactly what we have come to expect from an Ulrich Schnauss album: It’s ambient electronica that exudes shoegaze impressionism that is also as effective as ever
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  7. 6.0 |   Blurt

    Underrated Silence is never less than pretty, and often strikingly so, yet it lacks the grit that might make these compositions emotionally involving
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  8. 6.0 |   The Skinny

    It’s not quite an unfettered masterpiece, but Underrated Silence still retains Schnauss’s unmistakable seal of approval
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  9. 6.0 |   Uncut

    A marriage made in footware-fixated heaven. Print edition only

  10. 6.0 |   Prefix

    A polite, undemanding excursion
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  11. 5.0 |   Pitchfork

    While there's nothing wrong with being the kind of musician who fixes on small gestures and easily identifiable reference points, the luster is still steadily wearing away from Schnauss' bricolaged miniatures
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