Pete Namlook (born 25 November 1960 as Peter Kuhlmann in [ˈkuːlmaːn] Frankfurt, Germany, died on 8 November 2012 ) was an [1 ] ambient and electronic-music producer and composer. In 1992, he founded the German record label FAX +49-69/450464, which he oversaw. Inspired by the music of Eberhard Weber, Miles Davis, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Chopin, Wendy Carlos, Tangerine Dream and Pink Floyd, he also composed his own albums.
As of August 2005
, Namlook and company had released 135 albums (excluding re-releases, vinyl singles, compilations of existing material, and FAX releases beginning with PS, in which he personally is not involved in the music making).
Pete Namlook has released many solo albums, as well as collaboration albums with notable artists such as
Klaus Schulze, Bill Laswell, Geir Jenssen (alias Biosphere), Atom Heart, Richie Hawtin, Tetsu Inoue, Dr. Atmo, and Tying Tiffany.
"Namlook" is "Koolman" spelled backwards, which is the German pronunciation of his real name.
Kuhlmann died on 8 November 2012 after suffering a heart attack.
[2 ] Projects [edit ]
These are all of Namlook's project series on the FAX label, with the number of albums in each series. For one-shot albums, the title is given without a number after it.
(Note: These are only the CD releases. Vinyl singles and EPs are not included. There are no full length LPs on FAX.)
Solo 4Voice (3 releases; 4Voice with Maik Maurice as "arrangement assistant" on two tracks; 4Voice III with Marc Romboy on one track) Air (5 releases) Atom Electronic Music Center Music for Ballet Namlook (25 releases) Season's Greetings (4 releases; 1 compilation titled The Four Seasons) Silence (3 releases of 5 total; first two are with Dr. Atmo) Syn (2 releases) Music for Babies with Dr. Atmo Escape Silence (2 releases of 5 total; latter three are Namlook solo) with Atom Heart with Karl Berger with Dandy Jack Amp (2 releases) Silent Music with DJ Brainwave with DJ Criss Deltraxx Sequential (one track is Namlook with Tetsu Inoue, not DJ Criss) with DJ Dag with Pascal F.E.O.S. Hearts of Space Minimalistic Source with Gaudi with Rob Gordon with Robert Görl with Richie Hawtin with Hubertus Held Pete Namlook/Hubertus Held with Higher Intelligence Agency with Tetsu Inoue 62 Eulengasse 2350 Broadway (4 releases) Sequential (only one track) Shades of Orion (3 releases) Time² with Geir Jenssen The Fires of Ork (2 releases) with Bill Laswell The Dark Side of the Moog (4 releases of 11 total also with Klaus Schulze; other seven are only Namlook and Schulze) Outland (5 releases) Psychonavigation (5 releases) Outer Dark with Mixmaster Morris with David Moufang Koolfang (3 releases) Move D / Namlook (23 releases) with New Composers Planetarium (2 releases) Russian Spring with Burhan Öçal with Jochem Paap with Peter Prochir Miles Apart Possible Gardens with Ludwig Rehberg with Robert Sattler with Klaus Schulze The Dark Side of the Moog (11 releases) with Jonah Sharp Alien Community (2 releases) Wechselspannung (2 releases) with Wolfram Spyra Virtual Vices (6 releases) with Steve Stoll with Charles Uzzell-Edwards A New Consciousness (2 releases) Create (2 releases) with Lorenzo Montanà Yesterday & Tomorrow [edit ]
This was a short-lived sub-label of FAX that was created to showcase a more classical side of ambient music. On these releases he goes by Peter Kuhlmann, his real name, rather than Pete Namlook.
Passion, with Jürgen Rehberg Wandering Soul, with Alban Gerhardt The Sunken Road, with Jürgen Rehberg and Lucia Mense External links [edit ] General Discographies Misc References [edit ] ^ http://www.residentadvisor.net/news.aspx?id=18224 ^ http://www.residentadvisor.net/feed-item.aspx?id=67115