Chrome

TRANSPARENCY, LUMINOSITY UND ELEGANCE - THAT’S „CHROME“.

ALREADY AS A LITTLE BOY WHO DESPERATELY TRIED TO MASTER HIS VERY FIRST CLARINET EXERCISES I WAS FASCINATED BY THE PRONOUNCED BALANCE OF SOUND CULTURE, AESTHETICS AND STRUCTURE WHICH CAN ONLY BE FOUND IN CLASSICAL MUSIC. THE BIG SYMPHONIC MUSICIANS AND MELODY WRITERS, THE COMPOSERS OF THE BAROQUE, THE VIENNESE CLASSICISM, THE ROMANTICISM, THE IMPRESSIONISM, THE MODERN - THE GREAT MUSICAL STORYTELLERS OF THE PAST EPOCHS. I LISTETEN TO ALL OF THEM. LATER, AS A PASSIONATE CINEAST, I DISCOVERED HOW THE FILM COMPOSERS PROCESSED THE MAIN ELEMENTS OF CLASSICAL MUSIC IN THEIR SOUNDTRACKS. A MUSIC THAT IS OFTEN PERCEIVED ONLY SUBCONSCIOUSLY, BUT NEVERTHELESS PLAYS SUCH AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN THE DRAMATURGY OF THE MOVIES. FOR SOME YEARS NOW I AM FASCINATED BY THE SO-CALLED NEOCLASSICISTS, WHO MIX IN THEIR MUSIC WITHOUT ANY BLINKING THINKING CLASSICS WITH ELECTRONICS, POP AND MUCH MORE.

„CHROME“ IS THE IDEA OF A NEW SOUND THAT EMERGES FROM COMPLETE SILENCE, GRADUALLY BUILDING UP FROM FINE LINES INTO A GRACEFUL WHOLE IN WHICH EVERY SINGLE NOTE IS OF MAJOR IMPORTANCE. A DREAMLIKE, MINIMALISTIC MUSIC, REDUCED TO THE ESSENTIALS.

SUCH A PROJECT REQUIRES EXTRAORDINARY PERSONALITIES. IDA LEIDL, SIMON SCHELLNEGGER UND EFE TURUMTAY - THREE VERY INDIVIDUAL STRINGS, BOTH IN CLASSICAL AND POPULAR MUSIC. THEY CREATE A STRING ENSEMBLE SOUND THAT GRADUALLY WRAPS UP THE LISTENER. PETER ZIRBS WEAVES AROUND ALL THE FINEST ELECTRONIC SOUND AND DUB LANDSCAPES. FINALLY, THE FRAGILE CLARINET MELODY THAT UNITES EVERYTHING. THAT‘S „CHROME“.


  • ULRICH DRECHSLER
    CLARINETS
  • EFE TURUMTAY
    VIOLIN
  • SIMON SCHELLNEGGER
    VIOLA
  • IDA LEIDL
    CELLO
  • PETER ZIRBS
    LIVE ELECTRONICS

CHROME // The Supersense Session

The days of Liminal Zone // The CHROME colored day

CHROME // The metallic chamber concert

Aug 3, 2020

LIMINAL ZONE analogue

In cooperation with the Viennese analogue temple "The Supersense", Ulrich invites gifted artists from the Viennese pop, electronic, soul, jazz and neoclassical scene every two weeks from autumn 2020 onwards to present them in a very special setting as part of his new concert series "LIMINAL ZONE analogue". Stay tuned on the own Instagram account.

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.

Aug 3, 2020

LIMINAL ZONE analogue

LIMINAL ZONE analogue! The new concert series.
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.