Since the release of the first album under his own name, 2001’s Far Away Trains Passing By, German musician, producer and remixer Ulrich Schnauss has been a key figure in shoegazing’s rebirth, taking the genre into new spaces with layers of electronic sounds. All of a sudden, a new set of fans started to pick up on what us introspective little indie kids had known all along: shoegazing is not (just) a loosely defined set of groups messing around with effects pedals; it’s altogether far more beautiful, far more mysterious, and far more versatile than the critics gave it credit for.

Clear Day sounds like 10 years of indie, dance, shoegazing and dream pop compressed and released in one relentlessly laid back 7-minute wave of sound.