It is fair to say we take Ulrich Schnauss for granted. He is one of the most consistent producers around, floating in space around the ambient / shoegaze area, and although each of his albums ploughs a similar furrow they do so in a compelling way. ‘No Further Ahead Than Today’ is the perfect headphones record, right from the start as ‘Melts Into Air’ builds, adding layer upon layer as it heads towards a gorgeous, heady rush of textures. It works a treat on train journeys, I can tell you! ‘The Magic In You’ has a similar impact, but could do with more convincing vocals, while the title track builds on a couple of good riffs. You know what you’re getting here – a high quality threshold sustained throughout some really gorgeous sounds.
 
Ben Hogwood
 
4 out of 5

 

No Further Ahead Than Today