Published on December 2nd, 2019 | by Darren Paltrowitz0
A Look At The Peter Ulrich Collaboration’s New Full-Length Studio Record “Final Reflections”
The Peter Ulrich Collaboration is a collaboration helmed by Peter Ulrich, former percussionist for the iconic Dead Can Dance, the brilliantly-innovative band that music historian Ian McFarlane described as world music that “constructed soundscapes of mesmerizing grandeur and solemn beauty… with African polyrhythms, Gaelic folk, Gregorian chants, Middle-Eastern mantras and art-rock.” Ulrich met Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard — the founders and cornerstones of Dead Can Dance — in London in 1982 and joined the band on drums and percussion. After leaving Dead Can Dance and after releasing a string of critically-acclaimed releases as a proper solo artist, Ulrich’s next big artistic step was his aptly-named project The Peter Ulrich Collaboration.
The Collaboration is the brainchild of Ulrich and Trebor “Big T” Lloyd of City Canyons Productions as producer and a principal collaborator. The Collaboration mixes folk rock, world rock, art rock and psychedelic music with a world view that encompasses alternative history, fictional universes, Steampunk, and Goth, and recalls the exquisitely crafted soundscapes of Dead Can Dance. The group features songwriting by Ulrich, Lloyd, and New York songwriters Anne Husick, Sara Wendt and Kathy Sheppard among others with vocals by David Steele, Wendt, Ulrich, Jen Elliott, Shane Chapman, Stephanie Linn, Timothy Dark and other bright American and English talents. The vocalists are backed by a crackerjack band playing rock, post-rock, world and folk influenced music. After the release of two albums, thrilled New York-based Collaboration fans were were treated to a live performance by the band at New York City’s famous concert venue (and landmark) Webster Hall in 2015.
Now following up its well-received second effort Tempus Fugitives, The Peter Ulrich Collaboration is delighted to be able to bring this story to a close, releasing Final Reflections. Check out music from Final Reflections and other facets of The Peter Ulrich Collaboration’s catalog below.