Schleißen 2

by The Phantom / Sad City

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Emotional Response returns to the Schleißen series with another cross-European exploration of ambient minimalism, lm sources, eld recordings and uid soundscapes to create an over-whelming album of beauty for the listener to simply let go and wash away to.

This time the in uences are softer, but still prevalent, with forbears Satie, Stockhausen, Reich, Cage, Russel, Cunningham, Toop and of course of Hassel and Eno all acknowledged and explored through structure and the gentle syncopation of melody or occasional rhythm.

With a nod to the lm works of Tangerine Dream (or is it Global Communcation?) The Phantom follows up his outstanding LP1 with a move further in to the ethereal. Working as one piece, Across The River, Beneath The Trees and Europa go beyond the real train with their blissful, oating arrangements creating an atmospheric blanket that consumes you.

This is matched by up and coming producer Sad City. With 2 recent EPs on Phonica’s Special Editions series as well as his debut on Underwater Peoples, his offering, Limbo, shows an exemplary understanding of sound design, resulting in an immersive, panoramic 18 minutes of pure music. Ambience, drone and modulation interwine and slowly engulf the listener so, as the title suggests, the only option is to be still.

A change from Schleißen 1 then, Erß002 is gentler on the mind and ears, but still challenges you to stop and (un)listen.

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released August 21, 2015

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