Producer, composer, synthesist and label head Pete Namlook (born Peter Kuhlmann in 1960) died November 8th, 2012, of as-yet unknown causes.
Kuhlmann’s daughter Fabia released a brief statement earlier today:
“It is with much grief that we announce the passing of Peter Kuhlmann, AKA Pete Namlook.
We are still shocked and are working on an official announcement that will follow soon to bring clarity to our minds. As word spreads on the internet more and more we just want to make clear that he died peacefully from as yet unspecified causes on 8th November 2012.
We will announce more details as and when they surface.”
Namlook was extremely prolific, releasing dozens of solo albums and releases with collaborators Klaus Schulze, Gaudi, Bill Laswell, Richie Hawtin, Tesu Inoue and others. Namlook also founded the German record label FAX +49-69/450464.
Here’s a sample of Namlook’s work, Air from his 1993 album of the same name:
Here’s a profile of Pete Namlook, from the electronic music magazine Slice:
Pete Namlook’s Slice, Part II:
You can find out more about Namlook and his Fax label releases at his site.
If you’ve got memories of Namlook or a favorite album, let us know in the comments.