Los Lagos is Thomas Fehlmann's seventh solo full-length, and his fourth for Kompakt following his Berlin-inspired 2010 album Gute Luft (KOMP 081CD/211LP). In the musician's own words, it's about "checking the juice". At 61, he is a longstanding member of The Orb, a multi-talented composer, and a boundless experimentalist. As goes with that essential love of his for the free-flowing nature of electronic music, this is a fascination born out of its "lack of borders", capable of "inventing, changing the emphasis, and experimenting with an unpredictable outcome"; Los Lagos "freely connects disparate extremes. Art, disco, minimalism, schmalz, jazz and funk; as he likes to say, Fehlmann's head functions as a sampler, capturing elements and re-assembling them under his own embracing perspective. He is not afraid to leap from a deep, dubbed-out hypnotism to the playfulness of '90s-style bleepy schaffel, such as on "Tempelhof", which features a guest spot from Max Loderbauer. There are also out-there, muscle-flexing dancefloor cuts and the calmness of the ambient.