Pete Namlook

Pete Namlook

Real Name:
Peter Kuhlmann
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Peter Namlook was one of the most influential figures of electronic and ambient music in the 1990s. Inspired by Oskar Sala, one of the pioneers of electronic music, Namlook focused on the untapped potential of analogue synthesizers, often developed or extended in his laboratory.

Freshly educated in composition from Goethe University, Pete Namlook (Pete Kuhlmann) started his career in Frankfurt playing in the electronic ensemble Romantic Warrior that was loosely part of the new age and electronic scene. They cut Romantic Warrior (Frog, 1985), Himalaya (Frog, 1986), Planet (Blue Flame, 1988).

In 1991 he began a second life as a disc jockey playing techno music under the moniker Sequential.

The single True Colours changed his career and a good chunk of modern music. Kuhlmann assumed the identity of Pete Namlook, opened his own Fax label and made his first album, Silence (Fax, 1992), a collaboration with Dr Atmo (and one of the first albums released only on compact disc).

Namlook understood that producing was more important than recording and he set out to discover, encourage and promote music by ambient electronic artists. During the first year alone, his label released over 100 records and CDs. The label name refers to the "fax" as a medium for fast and cheap distribution of ideas. Its humble weekly releases are equivalent to sending a fax to a group of friends.

His double albums are containers of lengthy ambient suites reminiscent of Germany's kosmische school of the 1970s and of Brian Eno's late 1970s "discreet" music, but also influenced by his two true love: eastern and classical music. No musical genre was a direct influence, though: Namlook has always claimed that Nature was his main teacher

Peter passed away on November 8th 2012, at the age of 51.
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Pete Namlook Discography

Albums

PK 08/78 Namlook* Namlook(CD, Album, Ltd) Fax +49-69/450464 PK 08/78 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
PK 08/84 Namlook* Namlook II(CD, Album, Ltd) Fax +49-69/450464 PK 08/84 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
PK 08/91 Pete Namlook Music For Ballet(CD, Album, Ltd) Fax +49-69/450464 PK 08/91 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
PK 08/92 Namlook* Namlook VI(CD, Album, Ltd) Fax +49-69/450464 PK 08/92 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
PK 08/90 Namlook* Namlook V(CD, Ltd, Mixed) Fax +49-69/450464 PK 08/90 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
PK 08/88 Namlook* Namlook III(CD, Album, Ltd) Fax +49-69/450464 PK 08/88 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
SEA 04 Namlook* Seasons Greetings - Autumn(CD, Album, Ltd, Mixed) Fax +49-69/450464 SEA 04 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
PK 08/93 Namlook* Namlook VII(CD, Album, Ltd) Fax +49-69/450464 PK 08/93 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
SEA 02 Namlook* Seasons Greetings - Spring(CD, Album, Ltd, Mix) Fax +49-69/450464 SEA 02 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
PK 08/97 Namlook* Namlook VIII + IX(2xCD, Album, Ltd) Fax +49-69/450464 PK 08/97 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
PK 08/89 Namlook* Namlook IV(CD, Album, Ltd) Fax +49-69/450464 PK 08/89 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
SEA 01 Namlook* Seasons Greetings - Winter(CD, Album, Ltd, Mixed) Fax +49-69/450464 SEA 01 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
Pete Namlook & Richie Hawtin Pete Namlook & Richie Hawtin - From Within (Album) Ambient World Germany 1995 Sell This Version
SRCS 7807 Pete Namlook & Dr. Atmo Pete Namlook & Dr. Atmo - Silence(CD, Album) Rising High Records, Sony Records SRCS 7807 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
PK 08/100 Namlook* Namlook X(CD, Album, Ltd) Fax +49-69/450464 PK 08/100 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
SEA 03 Namlook* Seasons Greetings - Summer(CD, Album, Ltd, Mixed) Fax +49-69/450464 SEA 03 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
Namlook* Atom (Album) Fax +49-69/450464 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
PK 08/113 Namlook* Namlook XI(CD, Album, Ltd, Mixed) Fax +49-69/450464 PK 08/113 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
Burhan Öçal & Pete Namlook Burhan Öçal & Pete Namlook - Sultan (Album) Ada Müzik Turkey 1997 Sell This Version
Higher Intelligence Agency* & Pete Namlook Higher Intelligence Agency* & Pete Namlook - S.H.A.D.O (Album) Fax +49-69/450464 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
PK 08/134 Namlook* Namlook XII(CD, Album, Ltd) Fax +49-69/450464 PK 08/134 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
PK 08/131 Pete Namlook, Hubertus Held Pete Namlook, Hubertus Held - Pete Namlook / Hubertus Held(CD, Album, Ltd) Fax +49-69/450464 PK 08/131 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
Lakoff* / Igr Ver* & Pete Namlook Lakoff* / Igr Ver* & Pete Namlook - Planetarium (Album) Fax +49-69/450464 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
PK 08/136 Namlook* Namlook XIII - License To Chill(CD, Album, Ltd) Fax +49-69/450464 PK 08/136 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
Новые Композиторы* / Pete Namlook Новые Композиторы* / Pete Namlook - Planetarium 2 (Album) Fax +49-69/450464 Russia 1999 Sell This Version

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sorenfissure

sorenfissure

June 6, 2016
edited 2 months ago
I remember in the early 90ies a new Fax release was coming out every second or third day he was a dedicated & great ambassador to the scene. My only gripe with him was he wasn't a fan of vinyl.
I just a pity that he like others like him aren't praised enough whilst they are alive to hear it.
ozbeatproject

ozbeatproject

February 19, 2016
edited 6 months ago
I heard Music Hypnotizes (Hypnotizing Mix) when i was out raving, i just had to have that tune, i subsequently searched for Pete's other tunes, he done some corkers, hope it's like the good old days where you are now.
code1193

code1193

November 5, 2015
Genius. Innovator. Deeply missed...
floatingorb

floatingorb

May 23, 2014
Your music will always live on,
rest in peace pete.
KONYBHOY

KONYBHOY

May 20, 2014
DID NOT KNOW HE HAD PASSED AWAY RIP. MANY A NIGHT ENJOYED HIS SONIC BLISS IN EARLY 90s
mward

mward

May 30, 2013
Not every FAX release was great, but this man, this musician had great vision and dedication to music - A sad loss to the music world R.I.P. Mr. Namlook
Tip, take one track from each of the 5 'Air' releases and one track from each of the 5 'Silence' releases and play together for a wonderful journey through the mind of a man who knew how to make enjoyable music...
raymondcf73

raymondcf73

May 9, 2013
It`s really sad. His music was always, still is, a treat for our ears.There will be no more new music van this Master. R.I.P, Peter Kuhlmann.
nyamcz

nyamcz

March 21, 2013
edited over 3 years ago
All of us we will meet you "In heaven"
DeathShot

DeathShot

January 9, 2013
Shocked... I just found out. I've turned to his music as a guiding light through some of my hardest times. For that I am so, so appreciative. Rest in peace friend.
ToxicTwinz

ToxicTwinz

January 2, 2013
edited 10 months ago
Rest in Peace Peter. You´re always in our hearts

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