Last week, I played one track by Pete Namlook (Bedouin Love). This week (August 18) we will be able to hear some more of his ambient music. You can tune in from 9 pm on Thursday to Yarra Valley FM 99.1 or get it streamed live from the website.
Pete Namlook (born 1960 as Peter Kuhlmann in Frankfurt, Germany) is an ambient and electronic-music producer and composer. In 1992, he founded the German record label FAX +49-69/450464 .
He is inspired by the music of Eberhard Weber, Miles Davis, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Chopin, Wendy Carlos, Tangerine Dream and Pink Floyd, he also composes his own albums.
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.)
Pete is one of the pioneers of electronic music, and focused on the untapped potential of analogue synthesizers, often developed or extended in his laboratory.
We will be playing 'In Heaven', 'State of Mind', 'A million mile to Earth', and 'Silent Intelligence pt's V & VIII (with Richie Hawtin).
This week's Goon Show will be 'Emperor of the Universe'.