Playing tracks by
Pete Namlook, Pete Namlook & Richie Hawtin, Pete Namlook & Dr Atmo, Pete Namlook & Geir Jennson and Pete Namlook & Mixmaster Morris.
Compiled & mixed by Mike G @ Rubycon Sound, March-April 2014.
The 2nd mix in a series remembering the sonic wonders of Pete Namlook.
I'm not going to try and cover all bases or do best-of collections; these are simply tracks from Namlook's solo and collborative albums that are special to me.
Dutch-born but based for most of his life in Germany, this extremely prolific Namlook (1960-2012, born Peter Kuhlmann) was one of the high priests of new-school ambient - ambient techno, trance, lounge and numerous other downtempo spinoffs of dance music. He was also an accomplished jazz and rock guitarist.
In its 20 year history his record label Fax released some of definitive chillout albums of the age. Namlook stands alongside a handful of other names such as The Orb, Biosphere and Mixmaster Morris as one of the originators of ambient's resurgence via dance music, beginning in the late 80's/early 90's.
Thanks for the magic, Pete. Your gift lives on