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Re: short feature on Pete Namlook
« Reply #20 on: May 28, 2009, 09:50:35 AM »
"Paul Dolden's Veils: Studies in Textural Transformations"

Very interesting...is it in print on cd?


Yes!

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Re: short feature on Pete Namlook
« Reply #21 on: May 29, 2009, 12:27:38 PM »
I don't know about "gear whore"--he makes his living doing electronic music, nothing wrong with keeping up with the latest gear, especially if you can afford it and it's part of your trade.  I thought the most interesting point Namlook made was about how his recordings are "experiments," and it's up to people to decide if they like it or not.  (He's often accused of releasing too much music).  Sounds like a healthy attitude to me.  He doesn't sit around and wonder if everybody will like what he's doing or try to please everyone.  Anyways, thanks for posting this, enjoyed it a great deal!  :)   

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Re: short feature on Pete Namlook
« Reply #22 on: May 30, 2009, 01:14:46 AM »
yw I just stumbled upon it on YT
He makes so much different music it can't be classified under one or two genres. There's something for everyone. Some of his stuff is not much more than wallpaper ambient, while other music is (much) more melodic and/or rhythmic. It also depends who he collaborates with. He can play a nice jazz guitar too. Surely one of the most versatile and diverse artists in electronic music.

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Re: short feature on Pete Namlook
« Reply #23 on: May 30, 2009, 09:27:06 PM »
Yes but I don't hear a high level of detail in his music.

 ???

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Re: short feature on Pete Namlook
« Reply #24 on: May 31, 2009, 10:23:00 AM »
Perhaps once BC is logged and mined flat and the salmon are gone, our ambient scene will pick up steam! ;)

Well if you don't want to wait you could move to Northern Alberta and find inspiration in the Athabasca Tar Sands.  ;D
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Re: short feature on Pete Namlook
« Reply #25 on: May 31, 2009, 01:06:33 PM »
Traveling through the Rockies on the Alberta side I fantasized about having
an A-frame studio perched on a mountainside - but eventually realized that
the influence of the mountains would transform my music into one long timeless drone...

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Re: short feature on Pete Namlook
« Reply #26 on: May 31, 2009, 04:08:13 PM »
Perhaps once BC is logged and mined flat and the salmon are gone, our ambient scene will pick up steam! ;)

Well if you don't want to wait you could move to Northern Alberta and find inspiration in the Athabasca Tar Sands.  ;D

Well Alberta has spoken on that and I believe the result is a robust "new country" scene!  ;)

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Re: short feature on Pete Namlook
« Reply #27 on: May 31, 2009, 05:13:18 PM »
Traveling through the Rockies on the Alberta side I fantasized about having
an A-frame studio perched on a mountainside - but eventually realized that
the influence of the mountains would transform my music into one long timeless drone...

I'd form an all Ted Nugent cover band!

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Re: short feature on Pete Namlook
« Reply #28 on: May 31, 2009, 05:20:08 PM »
Yes but I don't hear a high level of detail in his music.

 ???

By this I mean: if you are going to talk about seeing subtle shifts in a landscape view like, say, a ripple of wind moving through a field of tall grasses then you expect the music to reflect that in a degree of complexity and density or fabric-like quality that Namlook's music simpy doesn't have.

Listening to "Music for 18 Musicians" the other day reminded me of this thread as I was driving through field upon field with subtle shifting variations. Does that make more sense?

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Re: short feature on Pete Namlook
« Reply #29 on: June 01, 2009, 07:59:00 AM »
Traveling through the Rockies on the Alberta side I fantasized about having
an A-frame studio perched on a mountainside - but eventually realized that
the influence of the mountains would transform my music into one long timeless drone...

I'd form an all Ted Nugent cover band!

Not an all Mountain cover band?

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Re: short feature on Pete Namlook
« Reply #30 on: June 01, 2009, 12:22:49 PM »
You haven't listened to enough, or the right, Namlook yet.  Try 62 Eulengasse, Shades of Orion 2, or 2350 Broadway.  It's all about the detail, dude. ;D

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Re: short feature on Pete Namlook
« Reply #31 on: June 01, 2009, 02:09:25 PM »
You haven't listened to enough, or the right, Namlook yet.  Try 62 Eulengasse, Shades of Orion 2, or 2350 Broadway.  It's all about the detail, dude. ;D

That's very possible as there's so much out there. I don't mind what I've heard....but he's no master of subtle texture based on what I have heard. I'll check these releases when I can. Now, please endeavor to check out Dolden's "Veils" and we can come back and compare notes!  ;)

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Re: short feature on Pete Namlook
« Reply #32 on: June 01, 2009, 03:42:22 PM »
I'm a fan of much of his output, but no I also don't find him a master of subtle or deep (listening) textures. He's a bit old school (bass, lead, percs) in that regard.
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