Abandoned City


The compositions on Abandoned City awaken the loneliness and unattainable romance of timeless, unfamiliar places, with cinematic melodies full of resonant overtones, bright cheerful keyboard patterns and dark percussive touches. The tracks all bear the names of actual vacant cities. Hauschka chose Abandoned City as the title of the album to convey the sense of hope and sadness that consumes him when he's sitting alone at the keyboard. “I was interested in finding a metaphor for the inner tension I feel when I'm composing music, a state of mind where I'm lonely and happy at the same time,” Hauschka professes. “When I saw photos of abandoned cities, I felt it was perfect. People once lived there, but they left in a rush and now nature has taken over in a beautiful way, things are growing up from the sidewalk and the seasons are changing colors. The music is dark, but in a quiet, uplifting way. The piano is singing the melody but, because of the effects, you can't hear it directly. It's like the sound of a choir under the earth, something you feel without realizing it.”

Tracklist: Abandoned City

01. Elizabeth Bay 
02. Pripyat 
03. Thames Town 
04. Who Lived Here? 
05. Agdam 
06. Sanzhi Pod City 
07. Craco 
08. Barkersville 
09. Stromness 

The 180g heavyweight vinyl LP comes with an mp3 download version of the album as well as the bonus EP "I Close My Eyes". 


The limited edition Digipack has a double CD inside.One is the Abandoned City CD and the other one is "I close my Eyes".

Tracklist: I close my eyes 

01. I Am Walking 
02. From House To House 
03. To An Empty Mall 
04. Can You Dance For Me? 
05. Into The Dawn 
06. They Made us Leave 
07. Hope They Come Back 
08. My Family Lived Here 
09. In Happysadness 
10. Where AmI When I Am Old?

 LP incl. mp3 download for both the album
and the bonus EP "I Close My Eyes".