In a group I am following (and loving) there was this question: “(about Pete Namlocks)What’s your recommendations on a good album or series to start with?”
The replies were incredible, and of coz they were not only “album to start with” but they were covering any nuance of “essential”.
Pete Namlook (1960 – 2012) was an ambient and electronic-music producer. In 1992, he founded the German record label FAX +49-69/450464, which he oversaw. Namlook had released over 1 hunderd albums: he released many solo albums, as well as collaboration albums with notable artists such as Klaus Schulze, Bill Laswell, Geir Jenssen (alias Biosphere), Gaudi, Atom Heart, Richie Hawtin, Tetsu Inoue, Atom, and Tying Tiffany.
“Namlook” is “Koolman”, a phonetic rendering of his real name (Kuhlmann), spelled backwards.
He died on 8 November 2012 after suffering a heart attack but his legagy will be forever.
Here it’s what came out: Pete Namlooks essential Albums
The X2 X3 mean how many time an album has been quoted.
- From Within X3
- Air X3
- Silence x 3
- Fires of Ork X2
- Silence II X2
- Air II X2
- Sultan, his work with Burhan Ocal X2
- 2350 Broadway w/Tetsu Inoue X2
- Namlook’s 4 Seasons
- The Definitive Ambient Collection I & II
- Alien Community I and II
I can vouche for “From Within”, too
On my Facebook page (Facebook.com/RotelloPresents ) Krzysztof S. suggested also
- Pete Namlook & Gabriel Le Mar – Acid Flow
Let’s listen to them
Pete Namlook & Richie Hawtin – From Within 1,2,3 [full albums]
Pete Namlook – Air [full album]
Pete Namlook – Air II (Full Album) 
Pete Namlook – Silence I+II [full album]
Pete Namlook & Geir Jenssen – The Fires Of Ork (Full Album) 
Sultan — Osman. Bir Çalgiyim Gögsüne Yaslanmis (Full album/1998) – Ambient/Tribal/Ethnics
Pete Namlook & Tetsu Inoue – 2350 Broadway [full album]
Pete Namlook & Mixmaster Morris – Dreamfish [full album]
The Definitive Ambient Collection 2 – Pete Namlook -1994
Pete Namlook & Jonah Sharp – Interdimensional Communication (Alien Community)
Pete Namlook & Jonah Sharp – A Long And Perilous Voyage (Alien Community 2)
Personally I really appreciated the
Klaus Schulze & Pete Namlook – The Dark Side Of The Moog serie.
Suggested on my Facebook page
Pete Namlook & Gabriel Le Mar – Acid Flow
Bonus Tribute Mix
Pete Namlock Tribute mix
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