As If You've Never Been Away remains one of the most serene pieces of music I've ever listened to, without hyperbole or exaggeration. it deserves a higher spot in user's listening charts; it's that good
My appreciation for Far Away Trains Passing By has only increased with time, even though I immediately fell in love with it. This may be because it fell into my life when certain circumstances made a large shift in my consciousness, but I listened to it again today for the first time in a long time- as it is an exceptionally emotive album for me, to the point of being difficult to listen to- and fell in love with it again, but with intense tears. There's something about it that is so open, loving and yet melancholic. It's like being caught in a massive rain storm, being caught in the downpour yet being ecstatic.
Curious to see no one mentionned the song "Stars" plays all the time on TV in a Cadillac ad...  Was at a family friend's house the other night and heard this from the other room. I knew it right away!
The music of Ulrich Schnauss always sets me in that calm, half-sad mood. The new album is just as good as any other before. Has somebody already come up with the term shoegazetronica? (No? .. d'uh. Ok, I see why.)