A major catalyst in the advancement of Berlin techno and the scene's lasting Detroit connection, Thomas Fehlmann has coursed through decades of underground activity dating back to his early-'80s adventures with post-punk band Palais Schaumburg. Fehlmann's fascination with electronic music developed further with the solo project Ready Made and the operation of Teutonic Beats, a rarely recognized early platform for several major players in underground electronic music. After bonding with the likes of Juan Atkins and a period of affiliation with Alex Paterson, Fehlmann became a full-time member of the Orb, as heard on Orbus Terrarum (1995), an album enhanced with the producer's aqueous varieties of ambient and dub techno. Throughout a series of solo albums for Kompakt, from Visions of Blah (2002) to Böser Herbst (2021), the entirety of ...
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