Boomkat Product Review:
Sir Thomas Fehlmann has been honing his unique take on electronic music for over a decade, since his earliest incarnation as part of the Orb and even production on some of Erasure’s biggest hits, to the hedonistic days of Palais Schaumburg and Marathon with Moritz Von Oswald. Fast forward a few years and his relationship with Kompakt, with whom he has released some of his most accessible music, culminates with this latest hit, ‘Little Big Horn’ - a huge storming number that does his populist sound proud. The large drums and crisp sounds are a precursor to some brilliant noises that create a classic techno track, the filtered synths are huge over the drums, and the bassline gets bigger and harder as the track goes on, rocking. Flip over for a schaffel version titled ‘Brushed’ which adds that skippy feel and some more techy production, and lastly a lush and ultra deep ambient version ‘With Oil’ that ends the 12” superbly. A classic cut from Mr Fehlmann and a real taster for the forthcoming Kompakt 100 release.