"There is a purpose behind ambient music: it is utility music. Brian Eno made that clear once and for all with "Music for Airports" - the utilitarian nature of this music can already be found in the title. But way before that, in 1920, Erik Satie composed "Musique d"ameublement" - furniture music. Satie created true background music as a reaction against the misuse of classical music as a carpet of sound. The purpose of his furniture music was also to bridge the awkward gaps in conversation in social situations. In turn, Eno's airport music is meant to serve as background music while sounding interesting enough for listeners to become absorbed. If we go by Eno's definition, the music on T.RAUMSCHMIERE's new album is not ambient. Although - or in fact, because - each individual track on this album immediately and effortlessly generates atmospheres, it is impossible not to be drawn in. T.RAUMSCHMIERE sucks the listener into the perceptible endlessness of his pulsating sounds, even though the music does not actually expect anything from the listener. It is not demanding, it does not sound lofty or ethereal. It is in constant movement and evolution while sounding grounded at the same time." (label info) vinyl version comes with download code. also available on CD
soon in stock - please pre-order | DE| 2015| ALBUMLABEL | 16.90

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