Live Erleben is the first live album from German electronical musician, composer and producer Christopher von Deylen under his Schiller alias. As with Sehnsucht Live, the performances on Live Erleben often add a little dramatic flair to their studio-album counterparts, thought the mood remains relaxing. The highlights here tend to feature vocal collaborations, as heard on “Delicately Yours” and “Distance” (both with Kim Sanders), “The Smile” (with Sarah Brightman), and “I’ve Seen It All” (with Maya Saban), and plenty of in-rhythm handclaps from the audience. The album achieved gold status in Germany in 2016.
Featuring some of Schiller’s most restrained, stripped-down production output, the largely dreamlike "Sehnsucht" is formatted like his other studio albums, with vocal and instrumental tracks both part of the makeup. However, several tracks are ambient in the truest sense, consisting strictly of atmospheric wash and no beats. The album features collaboration with several established artists like Xavier Naidoo, Jaël, Kim Sanders, and Klaus Schulze among others.
Schiller is the main project of Christopher von Deylen, a German electronic music composer who produces music which can be considered trance and ambient. Since he himself does not sing on his tracks, he often collaborates with other famous singers in the electronic genre, such as Peter Heppner, Kim Sanders, Maya Saban, miLù, Sarah Brightman, Moya Brennan, or Alexander Veljanov, and musicians like Mike Oldfield. The name of the band is taken from one of von Deylen's heroes, Friedrich Schiller.