Across the first half of this year, Emotional Response released the Schleißen series, composed of 4 records with tracks from a range of artists. Good news for me is that they’ve now been made available digitally. You can find them on Boomkat here. As is often the case with compilations / multiple artist ventures, the quality is a bit uneven, but overall there are some really worthwhile contributions across the 4 releases. It is also good to see them feature some new names and projects. They are all exploring ambient / drone / kosmische, with a tendency for most of the tracks to focus on the more pretty / melodic side of things. Quite a lot of them also have echoes of Steve Reich minimalism. I’m still digesting them, but it strikes me that the series will be of interest to some of you out there.