Boomkat Product Review:
Jah Wobble and Bill Laswell collaborator Paul Schütze collects tracks from across his esteemed 1980s and '90s period, ranging from celestial ambience to a homage to Indonesian gamelan music.
Australian industrial/experimental legend Schütze had a wildly creative career, not just as a musician but as a photographer, visual artist, film score composer, music critic, and most impressively as a perfumer. He exhibited at various galleries such as the V&A and the Hayward, and released a slew of unusual albums - where this tight selection of tracks has been culled from.
Remastered completely, the tracks have been prized from Schütze's run of cosmic oddities, such as the Vangelis-esque synth number 'In The Absence of Angels', the dark ambient/industrial 'Trace Militant', and fourth world slow burner 'The Velvet Horizon'. It's hardly surprising that Schütze was eventually tapped to pen movie soundtracks, pretty much all of this material is incredibly visual and has never sounded better.
Fans of synth/industrial reissues, you're probably struggling to keep up, but trust us on this one, it's worth a closer look.