Los Lagos is Orb member Thomas Fehlmann's first solo album in eight years. Like his collaborations with Alex Patterson, it is a sprawling affair that sees the veteran producer head "wherever my heart drives me". This approach yields a multiple of different directions; there's the scuffled, offbeat techno of "Lowenzahnzimmer" and "Triggerism"; the jerky, jazzy "Window" and the digital dub on "Morrislouis". The album also sees Fehlmann team up with Max Loderbauer, another long-term collaborator, to create the jarring, stepping "Tempelhof". At the other end of the spectrum, his creativity focuses on sun-kissed abandon articulated on the effervescent, layered groove that is "Freiluft" - the most impressive embodiment of the freewheeling approach that pervades Los Lagos.
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