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badpandarecords on 10/23/2012 at 11:00AM

Oskar Schuster: Sneeuwland

Oskar Schuster is a young composer located in Berlin, Germany. His songs without words evocate a fairytale-world, strange and surreal. Oskar’s soft, elegantly structured compositions evoke certain similarities with such artists as Yann Tiersen and Detektivbyrån, yet evolve into his own captivating soundscapes.

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Download "Sneeuwland" below and check out the Bad Panda Records interview after the jump.


Where are you now?

Berlin, Germany. 

What do you collect?

Old photographs I find on flea markets. And train tickets.

What is your favorite word?

Wunder / Wonder / Merveille. 

What sound or noise do you love?

The sound of old mechanical devices like film projectors, cameras & typewriters.

What is freedom?

Being able to do what you really want to do without limitations from outside.

One movie?

Edward Scissorhands.

One book?

Franz Kafka – The Castle.

What’s your definition of happiness?

Being in a state of freedom.

What do you think about music industry nowadays?

It’s changing very much at the moment. Recording as well as promoting music has become so cheap and easy with modern technology that you can do it mostly on your own.

What about Creative Commons?

I think it’s an updated and better version of the old Copyright, adapted to the internet. An internet without sharing wouldn’t make any sense. And it helps independent artist to spread their music around the web.

Best concert attended?

Sigur Rós 2005 in Munich followed closely by Beirut 2012 in Berlin.

Favourite place on earth?

Inside my head.

Where would you wish to wake up tomorrow?


berlin, piano


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