The Putney ‎– The Putney

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Fax +49-69/450464 ‎– PK 08/76
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CD, Limited Edition, Album
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Tracklist

1 Angel Circle 12:38
2 Putney Dust 10:08
3 Aeols Harp 23:24
4 Pegasus & Andromeda 12:30
5 Amourette 8:00

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Credits

Notes

PLAY WITH TECHNIQUE
TECHNIQUE TO PLAY

No vision of technique without technique !
Whatever technique does, you do first...

THE PUTNEY
FRANKFURT 1993

Instruments used on this album:

EMS Synthi AKS,
EMS VCS 3
EMS Vocoder 5000
EMS Vocoder 3000
EMS Analyse-Filterbank B1 -II
Aeolsharp
Oberheim 4Voice
Sequential VS

Special thanks from L.Rehberg to:

EMS team
Yvonne + Philipp
Mrs. Luise R.
Mrs. H. Vogel
Robin Wood
Tim Orr
Mr. Wiegard
Richard Monkhouse
Nigel Vivian
P.Z. and the U.K.

Special thanks from P.Namlook to:

Elisabeth
Fabia
Mixmaster Morris
Oskar sala
My real friends
Turgay of Turgay Audio
EMS

Limitation: 500

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: PK 08/76 P+O-17049-A2 06-93

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
AW 064 The Putney The Putney(CD, Album, RE) Ambient World AW 064 Germany 2010 Sell This Version

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Globe199

Globe199

September 20, 2010
edited over 7 years ago
Namlook just has no idea what he is doing with a keyboard. He's an Amateur with a capital 'A.' The man is a good record producer, and he is capable of producing fantastic soundscapes, no doubt, but he really is no musician. So many Fax albums are a frustrating listening experience because they are built on foundations of greatness, but are ultimately damaged by Namlook's childish keyboard noodlings that masquerade as real improvising.

Here, the swirling chords and soft beats of "Angel Circle" are haunting and simply gorgeous. But as soon as a nice mood develops, here comes Pete with his pitch bender and his modulator to ruin the delicate textures. Whilst his melodies can be reluctantly given a pass, he has absolutely no sense of rhythm. His misplaced notes and awkward transitions are totally out of place in this context. The solos are so obviously done in one take.

The REALLY sad part is that when you listen to recent Fax albums, nothing has changed. He's still playing the same unprofessional solos that he did in 1993. Either take some music lessons or stay away from the instruments. Better yet, listen to some real musicians and how they improvise. Namlook could learn a lot from John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, Bill Evans, to name just a few. And keep in mind one rule of thumb in improvisation: less is more.