Pete Namlook & New Composers: Russian Spring (Fax +49-69/450464, 2005/reissued Psychonavigation Records, 2016)May 15, 2016 at 9:56 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment
Confession time: I’ve never listened to Pete Namlook. At least not that much. I have a few tracks on compilations, I heard Alien Community once, I think, and I might’ve bought one of his trance 12″s in a dollar bin and gotten rid of it soon after. This is a reissue of an album from a decade ago, and I have no clue how it compares to the rest of his catalog, but it sounds pretty calming and relaxing to my ears. Really nice, lush ambient textures, but it’s constantly moving and detailed, with nature sounds and mystical voices providing occasional narration of spaced-out thoughts. There’s moments that drift in warped, altered environments, others that are more transportive, and still others that sort of flow out like some sort of neon fountain. Really rich and imaginative, I’m excited to dive into this guy’s catalog now.