It’s been a while since we’ve heard a solo project from the electronic music legend, and the wait has been well worth it. ‘Los Lagos’ is a testament to Fehlmann’s longevity as an artist and a peak at what he’s capable of as a songwriter and producer.
If new album Rausch is music of the forest, it’s a forest existing in the laws of time, physics and narrative found in a Christopher Nolan movie. Where earlier GAS records tethered beats and orchestral samples to a dub techno groove, here the instrumentation often feels like it has been cut away from gravity to orbit erratically through and over the beat.
Two years after his first incursion on Kompakt, Kenneth James Gibson returns with ‘In The Fields Of Nothing’ LP that shines a particularly bright light on the Californian musician’s arresting melange of minutely-crafted instrumentals, lucid vision and deeply immersive electronics, bearing in them both the solar radiance and crucial minerality of his Idyllwild home.
Huerco S. and GAS are both expert purveyors of seriously deep electronic music, of excavating sounds that envelope and surround the listener…Armed with the power of the Barbican’s soundsystem, both were given the freedom to build their own vivid universes, ones totally removed from the dark city that surrounds.
Fresco’s music video for The Orb literally transports the viewer above and below the clouds, submerging you deep into an otherworldly scenario of mundane reality juxtaposed with sub-aquatic crustaceans, jelly fish and the majesty of a hungry Hippopotamus. Take a moment to switch off from whatever you are doing and let the music take hold of you.