Sacred Ground 2018
The roots of Thomas Fehlmann’s almost 30-year-long career lie in his work with German avant garde band ‘Palais Schaumburg’ he co-founded with partner Holger Hiller. In the late-eighties he produced as Ready Made, and in the nineties he worked together with Basic Channel’s Moritz Von Oswald and Juan Atkins as 3MB as well as started a partnership with Alex Paterson and The Orb. To various extents he has collaborated on all Orb albums. Fehlmann produces a weekly radio show, OceanClubRadio, with Gudrun Gut.
In 1988 he founded the Teutonic Beats label, whose compilations featured early contributions from artists like Jörg Burger, Moritz von Oswald and Westbam. Through the label, In the 90s he was a resident at the legendary Tresor Berlin. Together with Moritz von Oswald and Juan Atkins he formed 3MB, helping to cement the Berlin-Detroit connection.
This decade Fehlmann has produced two full length dub-ambient albums (‘Lowflow’ and ‘Honigpumpe’). Recently Fehlmann extended his set up to two hours with the introduction of material from his ´Lowflow´ album, released on Plug Research in 2004, creating a long big wave from downbeat to his very own brand of – in the words of the village voice – green house. Notable releases include Visions of Blah on the Kompakt label,