I thought this was important enough to post here since I hadnít heard much new information since Pete passed away.
Today, I finally received a copy of Electro-Harmonix by Tetsu Inoue and Jonah Sharp
. Itís always been one of my favorite Fax releases and since it was limited to 500 in its initial release in 1994(!), I was fortunate to find a copy of the Ambient World sublabel reissue from a German retailer.
Included in the package with the disc was a note from Peteís daughter, Fabia:As it is not easy, in times of pain, to find the right words, it took me a while to be in the right place to write this, so I thank you for your patience.
Peter Kuhlmann aka Pete Namlook (25.11.1960 - 08.11.2012) died within seconds of a heart attack but will live on in our hearts forever. His fast and unexpected death left us with his soul, living on in his music. His vision gave everyone around him strength and he was not only a composer, he was an Idealist counsellor for his friends as well.
Fax Records was founded by Pete Namlook in 1992 and after 20 years of existence, there will be a change. As I was neither in the financial or musical position to pursue his heritage, things still have to be figured out. To buy music now, you can contact Michael Zosel: firstname.lastname@example.org
I want to thank everyone for making the pain easier by sharing their grief. It feels good to know that he wonít be forgotten by so many people from different cultures and origins.
I thank everyone who wrote moving words to lighten the pain as I could not respond to everyone of you individually.
To the heart of our nearest star,
This was the first follow-up news Iíd heard about his family and the possible future of Fax since Peteís passing and I thought this might be some help to others who were fans.
The main Fax website is still up and running, although I donít think any purchases can be made through it, but the Fax catalog is still available on emusic.com and on iTunes. In addition, Dave at Ear Rationalís Carpe Sonum label offers a Pete Namlook tribute album through Bandcamp here: http://namlooktribute.bandcamp.com/album/die-welt-ist-klang-a-tribute-to-pete-namlook