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Pete Namlook


Progressive Electronic

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4 stars Bill Laswell meets Pete Namlook again in one of the 2 ongoing projects they are involved in.

This, the 2nd in this series (1995) , belongs to the musical project which goes by the name of ¨Psychonavigations¨. The other series musical project goes by the name of "Outland". They differ accorrdingly to two simple focuses. "Psychonavigations" are founded on variety of songs not necessarily connected or conceptual, as opposed to the "Outland" series, which consist of long-timed musical structures tied usually, song-writing wise, to a musical idea or concept.

Ok! Enough class for today to where it matters! In my humble opinion, Pete Namlook is always at his best, when involved in multiple musicians albums (and he has a lot, with all kinds of prog/electronic "notables"). In collaborations he relieves himself of the "burden" of carrying single-handedly his musical ambitions and ideas, in favor of a more relaxed and unburdened performer/composer role.

On the other hand Bill Laswell is a musical genius! ...Wherever you find him, he never loses the chance to prove his best. I have not yet encountered a bad or mediocre Bill Laswell record, and he has many. (His solo works or HE, in fact, are missing here in PA! )

Now imagine this low-keyed and bombastic collaboration of music/noise/sounds, going through a metamorphical and electronic-psychedelic trip, through different environments, atmospheres and musical languages in each one of these 5 "songs".

And to set the ship on course, the addition of 3 more electronic musicians. Pure electronic music bliss!

****4 PA stars. (easy!)

admireArt | 4/5 |


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