Azure

„AZURE“ - THE PURE JOIE DE VIVRE. READY TO JUMP INTO THE ENDLESS TURQUOISE SEA OF ELECTRONIC SOUNDS, RHYTHMS AND ATMOSPHERES AND JUST PLAY IN IT. IN THE MIDDLE OF THE 90S I STARTED TO GET EXCITED ABOUT ELECTRONIC MUSIC FOR THE FIRST TIME. ESPECIALLY STYLES LIKE ACID JAZZ, DRUM‘N‘BASS, DUB AND THE GREAT VIENNESE DOWNBEAT SOUND WOKE MY INTEREST. MARKER-SHAKING BASSES, NEVER-ENDING PROGRAMMED SOUNDSCAPES AND EVER NEW GROOVES. „WHAT AN ENDLESS PLAYGROUND!“, I THOUGHT THEN ALREADY. LATER, I DISCOVERED BRITISH AND SCANDINAVIAN TRIP HOP AND AMBIENT, WHICH MADE ME EVEN MORE SUSTAINABLE WITH THEIR ATMOSPHERIC DENSITY. AND EVEN THEN, THE DESIRE AROSE TO DEAL WITH THIS MUSIC AT SOME POINT MORE INTENSIVELY.

WITH „AZURE“ I AM NOW EMBARKING ON THIS EXPLORATION OF THE BOUNDLESS WORLD OF SOUNDS, BEATS, ELECTRONIC ATMOSPHERES AND MELODIES TO EXPLORE AND BLEND WITH MY OWN MUSICAL ROOTS AND DEFINE MY IDEA OF CLUB SOUND. MAYBE MY BIGGEST MUSICAL ADVENTURE IN COMPLETELY NEW TERRITORY. IN ORDER NOT TO GET LOST IN IT SOME EXTRAORDINARY ARTISTS ACCOMPANY ME ON THIS WAY.

PETER ZIRBS, LIVE ELECTRONIC MUSICIAN, SOUND DESIGNER AND A TRUE ICON OF THE LEGENDARY VIENNESE CLUB SOUND STANDS FOR THE FOUNDATION OF „AZURE“ WITH HIS ENORMOUS MUSICAL POTENTIAL. ADD TO THAT THE YOUNG SIMON RAAB, WHO CREATES SEEMINGLY ENDLESS NEW THINGS ON PIANOS, SYNTHESIZERS AND KEYBOARDS. ABOVE THIS MOVING SEA OF SOUNDS AND BEATS, THE ANGELIC VOICE OF LORETTA WHO MOVES IN HER OWN BEAUTIFUL UNIVERSE, ACCOMPANIED BY RAPHAEL KEUSCHNIGG ON DRUMS AND MY TENOR SAXOPHONE WITH SOME FEW FRAGILE EFFECTS. IT ALL STARTS WITH THE FIRST STEP INTO A NEW WORLD - „AZURE“.


  • ULRICH DRECHSLER
    SAXOPHONE/CLARINETS
  • LORETTA WHO
    VOICE/ELECTRONICS
  • PETER ZIRBS
    LIVE ELECTRONICS/SOUND DESIGN
  • RAPHAEL KEUSCHNIGG
    DRUMS/PERCUSSION

AZURE // The Supersense Session (Part I)

The days of Liminal Zone // The AZURE colored day

AZURE // The Protagonists Session feat. Peter Zirbs (Part I)

Jun 30, 2020

LIMINAL ZONE RECORDS

Ulrich Drechsler's LIMINAL ZONE is growing and growing. Over the past years, three unique musical individual projects, the so-called Scopes, have been created in this unique world of sound: CARAMEL, AZURE & CHROME.

Starting with the remix album CARAMEL REIMAGINED, at least six larger and smaller releases are planned for the next two years. So nothing was more obvious than to found an own label for this - LIMINAL ZONE RECORDS. Ulrich continues his efforts to create a large network and creative infrastructure out of LIMINAL ZONE. May the exercise succeed.

Jun 25, 2020

THE WEBSHOP IS ONLINE

The LIMINAL ZONE WEBSHOP is now open. All of Ulrich's releases are available there: CDs, vinyls, downloads and some real specials. Have fun browsing and discovering.

Jun 22, 2020

CARAMEL REIMAGINED comes on 03/07/2020

The new remix album CARAMEL REIMAGINED will be released on the 03/07/2020. It'll feature Techno, Deep House and Dub arrangements of Ulrich's celebrated album CARAMEL by Berlin and Vienna based producers like Peter Zirbs, Drahthaus, Ingo Rieber and more. It is also the first release of the project's own label LIMINAL ZONE RECORDS.

Jun 15, 2020

CROWDFUNDING for LIMINAL ZONE

Dear all,

LIMINAL ZONE will not only be Ulrich Drechsler's new music playground. It will be a record label, webshop, production company, curated concert series with a network of 25 participating artists. To realize all this the way Ulrich imagines it, we need your help and would be very happy if you would support us.

CLICK HERE FOR THE CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN

Jun 5, 2020

Documentary about LIMINAL ZONE on Austrian television

In the tv programme "Kulturmontag" on austrian ORF" LIMINAL ZONE was provided with a documentary worth seeing. (In German only). Find here the link

Jun 5, 2020

OUT NOW! Ulrich Drechsler’s new album CARAMEL

Dear all,

The world seems to be turning in a different direction than we are used to.
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I am all the more proud to be able to bring a little more beauty into the world with my profession, especially in these times.
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SO HERE IT IS AT LAST. The new album CARAMEL!!!
The physical release will be postponed to a later date. But of course you can find CARAMEL on all streaming & download platforms. Here's the link.

I wish you lots of listening pleasure, stay healthy and hopefully see you at the next concert somewhere in our beautiful world.

Jun 5, 2020

THE DAYS OF LIMINAL ZONE

The preparation took four years. Now it's finally here. LIMINAL ZONE sees the light of day. And so THE DAYS OF LIMINAL ZONE took place from 9 to 11 January 2020 at the Porgy & Bess in Vienna. Here is a small video playlist of the concerts.

Jun 5, 2020

The MAKING OF CARAMEL video is here & Ulrich photographed by Daniel Shaked

During the recordings for CARAMEL this beautiful Making Of video was shot. Have fun watching it.

And Vienna based photographer Daniel Shaked has made beautiful black and white pictures scattered all over the website.

Jun 30, 2020

LIMINAL ZONE RECORDS

LIMINAL ZONE starts own record label...
Jun 25, 2020

THE WEBSHOP IS ONLINE

The LIMINAL ZONE WEBSHOP is now open. All of Ulrich's releases are available there: CDs, vinyls, downloads and some real specials. Have fun browsing and discovering.

Jun 22, 2020

CARAMEL REIMAGINED comes on 03/07/2020

The new remix album CARAMEL REIMAGINED will be released on the 03/07/2020.
Jun 15, 2020

CROWDFUNDING for LIMINAL ZONE

Dear all, LIMINAL ZONE will not only be Ulrich Drechsler's new music playground.
Jun 5, 2020

Documentary about LIMINAL ZONE on Austrian television

In the tv programme "Kulturmontag" on austrian ORF" LIMINAL ZONE was provided with a documentary worth seeing. (In German only). Find here the link
Jun 5, 2020

OUT NOW! Ulrich Drechsler’s new album CARAMEL

Dear all,...
Jun 5, 2020

THE DAYS OF LIMINAL ZONE

The preparation took four years. Now it's finally here. LIMINAL ZONE sees the light of day. And so THE DAYS OF LIMINAL ZONE took place from 9 to 11 January 2020 at the Porgy & Bess in Vienna. Here is a small video playlist of the concerts.

Jun 5, 2020

The MAKING OF CARAMEL video is here & Ulrich photographed by Daniel Shaked

During the recordings for CARAMEL this beautiful Making Of video was shot. Have fun watching it.

And Vienna based photographer Daniel Shaked has made beautiful black and white pictures scattered all over the website.