NEW MUSIC: Pascal Schumacher – Prelude To Robert M

Pascal Schumacher is a Luxembourgan composer and vibraphone player who’s built up an impressive resume playing with quartets through to orchestras.

This new release comes from an EP Tropismes (The Mudam Session) where he performed at Mudam, the contemporary art museum in Luxembourg, and you get a real sense of how he operates at the nexus of classical and minimal electronic composition. The lightness and beauty of his playing is hypnotic, like a dreamstate transmission. Heavy-lidded yet full of life and verve, fragile yet full fully-formed. Beautiful stuff indeed.

Check out his full-length 2020 release SOL for a full and immersive deep dive into his work.

VIDEO: DEPECHE MODE Tour Of The Universe 2009

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The tour has started and DM kicked things off with a warm up show in Luxembourg last week before the tour proper began in Israel on the weekend. Great to see them incorporating some great older tracks like Fly On The Windscreen and A Question Of Lust.

Luxembourg (May 5th, 2009), Tel Aviv (May 10th, 2009)

In Chains
Wrong
Hole To Feed
Walking In My Shoes
It’s No Good
A Question Of Time
Precious
Fly On The Windscreen
Jezebel
A Question Of Lust
Come Back
Peace
In Your Room
I Feel You
In Sympathy
Enjoy The Silence
Never Let Me Down Again

Encore #1
Stripped
Master And Servant
Strangelove

Encore #2
Personal Jesus
Waiting For The Night (Bare Version)

Here are a couple of vids from Luxembourg…