Pete Namlook

Bürgerl. Name:
Peter Kuhlmann
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Born on November 25, 1960 in Frankfurt. Passed away on November 8, 2012, at the age of 51 from a heart attack.

Pete 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 (Peter 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.
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PK 08/78 Pete Namlook - Namlook Cover-Design Namlook* Namlook (Album) Fax +49-69/450464 PK 08/78 Germany 1993 Diese Version verkaufen
PK 08/84 Pete Namlook - Namlook II Cover-Design Namlook* Namlook II (Album) Fax +49-69/450464 PK 08/84 Germany 1993 Diese Version verkaufen
PK 08/91 Pete Namlook - Music For Ballet Cover-Design Pete Namlook Music For Ballet (Album) Fax +49-69/450464 PK 08/91 Germany 1994 Diese Version verkaufen
PK 08/92 Pete Namlook - Namlook VI Cover-Design Namlook* Namlook VI (Album) Fax +49-69/450464 PK 08/92 Germany 1994 Diese Version verkaufen
PK 08/90 Pete Namlook - Namlook V Cover-Design Namlook* Namlook V (Album) Fax +49-69/450464 PK 08/90 Germany 1994 Diese Version verkaufen
aw 003 Pete Namlook - Air 2 Cover-Design Pete Namlook Air 2 (Album) Ambient World aw 003 Germany 1994 Diese Version verkaufen
PK 08/88 Pete Namlook - Namlook III Cover-Design Namlook* Namlook III (Album) Fax +49-69/450464 PK 08/88 Germany 1994 Diese Version verkaufen
aw 002 Pete Namlook - Silence 2 Cover-Design Pete Namlook & Dr. Atmo Pete Namlook & Dr. Atmo - Silence 2(CD, Album, RE) Ambient World aw 002 Germany 1994 Diese Version verkaufen
SEA 04 Pete Namlook - Seasons Greetings - Autumn Cover-Design Namlook* Seasons Greetings - Autumn (Album) Fax +49-69/450464 SEA 04 Germany 1994 Diese Version verkaufen
SEA 02 Pete Namlook - Seasons Greetings - Spring Cover-Design Namlook* Seasons Greetings - Spring (Album) Fax +49-69/450464 SEA 02 Germany 1994 Diese Version verkaufen
SD 7005-2 Pete Namlook - Psychonavigation Cover-Design Bill Laswell / Pete Namlook Bill Laswell / Pete Namlook - Psychonavigation (Album) Subharmonic SD 7005-2 US 1994 Diese Version verkaufen
PK 08/97 Pete Namlook - Namlook VIII + IX Cover-Design Namlook* Namlook VIII + IX (Album) Fax +49-69/450464 PK 08/97 Germany 1994 Diese Version verkaufen
PK 08/93 Pete Namlook - Namlook VII Cover-Design Namlook* Namlook VII (Album) Fax +49-69/450464 PK 08/93 Germany 1994 Diese Version verkaufen
PK 08/89 Pete Namlook - Namlook IV Cover-Design Namlook* Namlook IV (Album) Fax +49-69/450464 PK 08/89 Germany 1994 Diese Version verkaufen
SEA 01 Pete Namlook - Seasons Greetings =Winter= Cover-Design Namlook* Seasons Greetings =Winter= (Album) Fax +49-69/450464 SEA 01 Germany 1994 Diese Version verkaufen
PK 08/100 Pete Namlook - Namlook X Cover-Design Namlook* Namlook X (Album) Fax +49-69/450464 PK 08/100 Germany 1995 Diese Version verkaufen
SEA 03 Pete Namlook - Seasons Greetings - Summer Cover-Design Namlook* Seasons Greetings - Summer (Album) Fax +49-69/450464 SEA 03 Germany 1995 Diese Version verkaufen
aw 005 Pete Namlook - From Within Cover-Design Pete Namlook & Richie Hawtin Pete Namlook & Richie Hawtin - From Within (Album) Ambient World aw 005 Germany 1995 Diese Version verkaufen
aw 004 Pete Namlook - The Dark Side Of The Moog Vol. 1: Wish You Were There Cover-Design Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze - The Dark Side Of The Moog Vol. 1: Wish You Were There (Album) Ambient World aw 004 Germany 1995 Diese Version verkaufen
SRCS 7807 Pete Namlook - Silence Cover-Design Pete Namlook & Dr. Atmo Pete Namlook & Dr. Atmo - Silence(CD, Album) Rising High Records, Sony Records SRCS 7807 Japan 1995 Diese Version verkaufen
PK 08/113 Pete Namlook - Namlook XI Cover-Design Namlook* Namlook XI (Album) Fax +49-69/450464 PK 08/113 Germany 1996 Diese Version verkaufen
PK 08/107 Pete Namlook - Atom Cover-Design Namlook* Atom (Album) Fax +49-69/450464 PK 08/107 Germany 1996 Diese Version verkaufen
aw 011 Pete Namlook - The Dark Side Of The Moog 4 Cover-Design Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze Feat. Bill Laswell Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze Feat. Bill Laswell - The Dark Side Of The Moog 4 (Album) Ambient World aw 011 Germany 1996 Diese Version verkaufen
PW 34 Pete Namlook - S.H.A.D.O Cover-Design Higher Intelligence Agency* & Pete Namlook Higher Intelligence Agency* & Pete Namlook - S.H.A.D.O (Album) Fax +49-69/450464 PW 34 Germany 1997 Diese Version verkaufen
9718150 Pete Namlook - Sultan Cover-Design Burhan Öçal & Pete Namlook Burhan Öçal & Pete Namlook - Sultan (Album) Ada Müzik 9718150 Turkey 1997 Diese Version verkaufen

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leonov04

leonov04

11. Dezember 2020
The best of the best. Man of the legend. Its nomber 1
teknologika

teknologika

31. August 2019
Amazing artist! Some of the best electronic music I have ever heard. May Pete rest in peace, knowing that he has left a big legacy.
ahau.bolon.101077

ahau.bolon.101077

27. Juli 2019
miss you pete, the new generation sucks big time ..snif
mxhg

mxhg

3. August 2017
The music of Peter Kuhlmann has only recently been brought to my attention. I really like the random tracks I've heard so far. However, I always find myself jumping from one album to another unable to dive into one particular record due to the sheer size of the catalog. Is there a particularly good album (or a few) that can be recommended as "starting points" to the discography?
mopem

mopem

6. Januar 2017
geändert over 5 years ago
I think only one question : why Namlook isn,t in fame hall of electronic music. This is mystery, cause it is one of the most unrated artists of 90,es - golden era of mixing ambient with house, techno and dowtempo. Respect Peter
AskeladdenBlack

AskeladdenBlack

6. Juni 2016
geändert over 4 years 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 many others aren't praised enough whilst they are alive to hear it.
ozbeatproject

ozbeatproject

19. Februar 2016
geändert over 6 years 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

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

floatingorb

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

KONYBHOY

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