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New Organic Life

 Namlook XVI - New Organic Life - PK 08/156
  Release Date: 12 February 2001
  Limitation: 2000

   Genetic Drift                5.45
   Molecular Progression #1     9.55
   Klanglabor                  20.13
   Molecular Progression #2     1.32
   Olan                         5.00
   Entity 2840                  3.00
   Reakton                      1.42
   New Organic Life             5.36
   Giant Insects                8.16

  all tracks written by Pete Namlook

Concept design music. New Organic Life is like sitting amidst a future airport and watching giant engines moving around... From calm to haunting and aggressive... Noises like from power turbines, hovercrafts, hydraulic lifts, wind tunnels. Always very special, clean and direct, not an undifferentiated mishmash of sound like one could expect from the environmental nature of sound. Actually of course this recording has nothing to do with natural recordings but with atonal granular synthesis.

I listened to this recently semi-somnolent and felt giddiness with visions like hovering between flying objects whooshing around me... Courageous release, not only that it is part of the Namlook series (XVI) and so different from the others...

Beyond any expectations, and I think a lot of people will find this far too monochrome and experimental and only good for a bonus track on a "regular" Namlook album. Nevertheless I like to dive into this cinematic atmosphere from time to time over the "full" distance, and I'm sure other SF fetishists will like it, too.

(review by Wolfgang Röttger)

Namlook's latest release sounds like a silent underwater-subway-voyage. You can hear some kind of storm, but far away. From time to time, strange robot-like insect noises keep driving by, but they are outside the cabin, you seem to be in. When listening to this disc, be sure to have a silent and darkened room and about 60 minutes of time, so you can just sit back, close your eyes and take a trip through your mind. After the first track, you'll see the "cabin" or "elevator" you're in and just watch the *new organic lifes* passing by your windows. A very interesting release, creating a special atmosphere.

(review by Sven Kössler)


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