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"Everything is sound and CHROME is pure sound" - clarinettist and composer Ulrich Drechsler loves to search for new sounds. That "material", that smallest musical module that carries the secret why music is able to touch us so emotionally, accompanies us throughout our lives and simply belongs to being human.

With CHROME, the multi-stylist consistently continues his adventure journey into the heart of music, which he embarked on in 2020 with the highly acclaimed sibling project "Caramel".

Here Ulrich's inspirations from neoclassicism, ambient and film music flow together. In the 13- part, almost entirely through-composed suite "Silence Is My Canvas", CHROME manifests this idea of a new sound that emerges from absolute silence, gradually blending fine lines and rhythms into a graceful, gently iridescent organism.

Such music requires extraordinary protagonists. Cellist Ida Leidl, violist Simon Schellnegger and violinist Efe Turumtay - these three extremely individual string players and personalities together form the heart of CHROME.

Peter Zirbs, one of the great heroes of the legendary Viennese school of electronics, weaves gentle electronic clouds of mist around all this. Finally, Ulrich Drechsler's touching clarinets that unite everything. Together they take the audience by the hand and lead them to this place of subtle sounds, sensitive energies and epically indulgent atmospheres. The soundtrack of an imaginary film, which consciously eludes any stylistic categorisation.

That’s CHROME.


  • ULRICH DRECHSLER
    BASS CLARINET / BASSET HORN / CLARINET
  • EFE TURUMTAY
    VIOLIN
  • SIMON SCHELLNEGGER
    VIOLA
  • IDA LEIDL
    CELLO
  • PETER ZIRBS
    LIVE ELECTRONICS

• CHROME
   (2021)



CHROME // Silence Is My Canvas No. 1 (official video)

CHROME // Silence Is My Canvas No. 2 (official video)

CHROME // The Supersense Session

The days of Liminal Zone // The CHROME colored day

CHROME // The metallic chamber concert

Mar 24, 2023

AZURE /// The Album

31st of march marks the release of Ulrich's new club music album AZURE . like a force of nature, AZURE combines a symphonic basic concept with influences from trip hop, techno, ambience and drum'n'bass to create a very personal club sound. You will discover endless things, you will sink into the music and you will dance. You will enjoy it.

Mar 6, 2023

AZURE /// new video

Enjoy AZURE's new video featuring the band's second single "Angular Momentum". Filmed by Severin Koller, produced by Unisono. This video is the ultimate harbinger for the album "Azure" which will released digitally on 17th of march and physically as CD/Vinyl on 31st of march. Enjoy.

Feb 8, 2023

AZURE /// New Single out on 17th of february

On 17th of february the first appetizer "The Overview Effect" for the upcoming new AZURE album will be released on all platforms. It'll followed by a second single, official video release before the digital album will shine up exactly one month later on the 17th of march and the physical 180g vinyl and cd on 31st of march.

Oct 3, 2022

CHROME /// NEW VIDEO "Silence Is My Canvas No. 1"


WATCH "SILENCE IS MY CANVAS NO. 1" here!

ENJOY CHROME'S NEW VIDEO!!!

FILMED ON THE ISLAND OF FUERTEVENTURA AND PRODUCED BY SEVERIN KOLLER, "SILENCE IS MY CANVAS NO. 1" FEATURES A BEWITICHING ATHMOSPHERIC PERFORMANCE OF THE ARTIST "AYNI" IN THE DIFFERENT LANDSCAPES OF THE CANARIAN ISLAND.

Aug 30, 2022

AZURE was in the studio

End of June, AZURE spent three days in the studio to record the upcoming debut album of the same name.

With the new lineup feat. Oliver Steger on the electric bass guitar, drummer & percussionist Raphael Keuschnigg and the two keyboard & synthesiser wizards Lukas Leitner and Bernhard Hoechtel, Ulrich produced an electro-acoustic force of nature, somewhere between Trip Hop, Ambiente, Drum'n'Bass, Neo-Classicism and imaginary film music.

Meanwhile the production is mixed, mastered and already on its way into the pressing plant.

AZURE will be released as CD, 180g Vinyl & Digital end of march 2023 throughout Europe.

Mar 3, 2022

LIMINAL ZONE Shirts & Bags

Seite Zwei, our wonderful branding & design partner agency has designed beautiful Liminal Zone shirts and bags, all in sustainable quality. Now available in the shop .

Nov 19, 2021

CHROME /// New Video

Watch out!

https://liminalzone.at/scopes/...

"Silence is my canvas no. 2" moves simultaneously on two different levels. On the one hand, the moving images and the music in the inner hexagon.

At the same time, the visual representation of the music in the outer area in the form of our "lava lamp", an interface that interacts with music in real time. On the left you can see the bass, on the right the treble.

Video produced by Severin Koller • Visuals produced by Ulrich Aschenbrenner.


Sep 3, 2021

CHROME /// new album

Ulrich's new album CHROME will be out on the 24th of september.

A fascinating journey between new-classical music, ambient and film music similar sounds. The CHROME ENSEMBLE features with Ida Leidl (cello), Simon Schellnegger (viola) and Efe Turumtay (violin) a stunning string trio. This is supplemented by Peter Zirbs, one of the icons of the electronic music scene who creates all-pervading electronic clouds of mist. On top Ulrich's bass clarinet, basset horn and clarinet.

The album will be available as CD, 180g Double Vinyl, exclusive test pressing copy 180g Double Vinyl and of course download and STREAMING on all platforms.

Pre-sale already has begun in our own SHOP . Check it out!!

Jun 9, 2021

New curated concert series "The Shape Of Elements"

What is the world? What is man?

The Greek philosophers already attempted to answer this question by explaining the world in terms of four components: Water, earth, fire and air make us aware of the beauty of nature and our world, but also of its dangers.

For "The Shape of Elements", Ulrich Drechsler, a multi-stylist between jazz, neo-classicism and club music, has invited "classical" chamber music experts - Koehne Quartet, Eggner Trio, Plattform K & K, Eloïse Bella Kohn - meet four greats of electronics - Patrick Pulsinger, Christian Fennesz, Peter Zirbs, Dorian Concept.

In large audio-visual suites, in visual worlds generated by Ulrich Aschenbrenner, they will make water, earth, fire and air resound musically.

Tickets are already available HERE.

Mar 31, 2021

CHROME / dress rehearsal with live stream

Before Ulrich's CHROME goes into the studio at the end of May to record the album of the same name, which will be released in autumn, the band entered the stage of the MuTh, one of Vienna's most beautiful concert halls, for an early dress rehearsal lasting several days.

You can still watch here the complete streams from the rehearsals.

Mar 10, 2021

The "The Book Of Sounds"

For the new concert series in collaboration with the MuTh concert hall in Vienna, "The Book of Sounds", Ulrich Drechsler invites illustrious guests from the indie, pop and electronic fields to create imaginary soundtracks to individual sounds in spontaneous concerts. Small, intimate adventure journeys into the heart of music.

Because one thing is clear! Without the "material" sound, there would be no music at all - no matter whether classical, pop, rock, electronic, jazz, soul, pop, world etc.. Everything is sound. This basic, smallest building block is the key to why music touches us so emotionally, why we go to concerts, why music accompanies us throughout our lives and simply belongs to being human.

But what exactly is sound? Let's find out together.

Welcome to the book of sounds

Oct 7, 2020

AZURE "Prologue"

THE NEW AZURE EP "Prologue" will be released on 09/10/20 on all platforms worldwide. With AZURE Ulrich defines his vision of club music, inspired by trip hop and ambient music. With "Prologue" launches a series of new releases. The AZURE album is planned for end of February 2021, accompanied by a remix album and several planned video productions. Winter & spring are therefore azure colored.

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.

Mar 24, 2023

AZURE /// The Album

Ulrich's bombastic electro-acoustic voyage of discovery into Club Music...
Mar 6, 2023

AZURE /// new video

AZURE releases the 2nd single together with the related video.
Feb 8, 2023

AZURE /// New Single out on 17th of february

On 17th of february the first appetizer "The Overview Effect"...
Oct 3, 2022

CHROME /// NEW VIDEO "Silence Is My Canvas No. 1"

CHROME's second official video is out now!
Aug 30, 2022

AZURE was in the studio

End of June, AZURE spent three days in the studio...
Mar 3, 2022

LIMINAL ZONE Shirts & Bags

The new merch collection is available...
Nov 19, 2021

CHROME /// New Video

Enjoy the phenomenal video "Silence Is My Canvas No. 2"...
Sep 3, 2021

CHROME /// new album

CHROME comes on 24th of september, first singles are already out.
Jun 9, 2021

New curated concert series "The Shape Of Elements"

in the 21/22 season Ulrich curates a genre-crossing audio-visual cycle at Vienna's MuTh featuring some of the most important Austrian representatives of classical and electronic music.
Mar 31, 2021

CHROME / dress rehearsal with live stream

accompanies Chrome in the preparations for the next album production
Mar 10, 2021

The "The Book Of Sounds"

A NEW CONCERT SERIES!
Oct 7, 2020

AZURE "Prologue"

THE NEW EP
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.