Thomas Fehlmann, Lowflow

Mark Richardson

By Mark Richardson

on 04.22.11 in Reviews
German techno and ambient house veteran goes trip-hop.

The title surely refers to the record's basslines, which seem to bubble up to the speakers from the Earth's inner core. An atypical outing for this German techno and ambient house veteran, Lowflow thoroughly explores the intersection between hip-hop beats and dub production. It's a record filled with tension; staccato programming on "Interstellar" and "Hana" suggest a lean forward despite the laidback and mellow quake of bottom. Have a subwoofer handy.