Ulrich Schnauss and Mark Peters have joined forces outside of their project Engineers for something a bit different. Their album, “Underrated Silence” is expected to drop February 2012. “Underrated Silence” is ambient, dreamy, mostly instrumental electronic shoegaze with spacey synths, soft guitars, and hints of piano.
I especially enjoy opening track “The Messiah Is Falling”, and featured the song as I ended out four hours of radio broadcast at KSVR last Friday. But it’s “Forgotten” that truly stuns, with a female vocalist adding wispy, sung words atop Schnauss’s and Peters’ atmospheric haze.
For those already fans of Ulrich Schnauss and Mark Peters, this album will be thoroughly enjoyable. For those that appreciate Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze, you’re in for a treat. For everyone else, I beg you to take a peek into a world of mesmerizing mystery, colorful but with obvious opacity.
Underrated Silence is an album that lives for the night, for darkness. To be cut off from sensory comforts — all but the audible — is the optimal way to hear this album. It will send you into another plane of existence.
Look for Underrated Silence to hit via Bureau B on February 28.