Obliq artists submit tracks for Namlook Tribute

Carpe Sonum RecordsFor those into contemporary electronic music you may have heard of the Fax +49-69/450464 label (and many sublabels) out of Germany, run by Pete Namlook. In the mid-90s I remember while working at the record store getting in new disks WEEKLY, yes weekly, and we’d sell many copies to faithful fans and electronic music connoisseurs alike! The music is great and the label was strong!

The music was mostly in the “Ambient” style but there were many great releases that were dancefloor oriented, trance and experimental. What drew me to the Fax label, aside from the great music, was Pete Namlook’s analog synth collection and also all the old-school artists that he introduced to the contemporary scene by doing collaboration releases such as Klaus Schulze’s Dark Side of the Moog series, etc.

Unfortunately Pete Namlook passed away recently and his world distributor, Ear/Rational Music out of Colorado, decided to put together a tribute release on the new label Carpe Sonum inspired by and dedicated to Namlook. The tribute release will be a mega-box set including tracks from existing alumni of the Fax label and also with fan tracks. The vinyl set is going to be killer! The fan track’s inclusion on the 3 CDs is chosen completely by fan vote!

Our bands have several tracks submitted for the release and would love for you to vote for us. The track names and artists have been scrambled to focus the voters on the music rather than a popularity contest; and I can’t publically post our tracks here, but if you contact me I’ll forward the ones to be sure to vote “Love It!” on. 🙂

Here are the rules of the Namlook Tribute. Here are the tracks to listen to and vote on.

Hopefully we make the cut!!!   Thanks for your vote!

UPDATE:  We went through every track, here were our personal favorites:

  • esbrakoi, irblotso, jinnubot, plemmith
  • archibrot, bijorsti, demyalip, graklopy, gozbilto, graklopy

Fax +49-69/450464

VOTE! Fax +49-69/450464 Label Tribute

Carpe Sonum RecordsUPDATE: July 4, 2013. Voting has ended; I’ll post links to the results as soon as I know!
For those into contemporary electronic music you may have heard of the Fax +49-69/450464 label (and many sublabels) out of Germany, run by Pete Namlook. In the mid-90s I remember while working at the record store getting in new disks WEEKLY, yes weekly, and we’d sell many copies to faithful fans and electronic music connoisseurs alike! The music is great and the label was strong!

The music was mostly in the “Ambient” style but there were many great releases that were dancefloor oriented, trance and experimental. What drew me to the Fax label, aside from the great music, was Pete Namlook’s analog synth collection and also all the old-school artists that he introduced to the contemporary scene by doing collaboration releases such as Klaus Schulze’s Dark Side of the Moog series, etc.

Unfortunately Pete Namlook passed away recently and his world distributor, Ear/Rational Music out of Colorado, decided to put together a tribute release on the new label Carpe Sonum inspired by and dedicated to Namlook. The tribute release will be a mega-box set including tracks from existing alumni of the Fax label and also with fan tracks.  The vinyl set is going to be killer!  The fan track’s inclusion on the 3 CDs is chosen completely by fan vote!

Our bands have several tracks submitted for the release and would love for you to vote for us. The track names and artists have been scrambled to focus the voters on the music rather than a popularity contest; and I can’t publically post our tracks here, but if you contact me I’ll forward the ones to be sure to vote “Love It!” on. 🙂

Here are the rules of the Namlook Tribute. Here are the tracks to listen to and vote on.

Hopefully we make the cut!!!  Thanks for your vote!

Fax +49-69/450464

Chase: 06/23/2013 Shamrock Colorado

Hunter and I went out today chasing in NE Colorado. We knew since the day before that we were going out; so we planned our day accordingly so we would get an early enough start which ended up really paying off. Our initial target was Bennett so we could chase anything that came off of the divide or foothills, or go south if necessary.

Our storm was the first of the day and we followed it; but it didn’t seem to organize and when I saw two other cells forming to the south I decided we’d do the “Tail-end Charlie”; which was coming out of Castle Rock. In case you don’t know about Tail-End Charlie; it is a chaser term to catch the southern most storm…usually this storm will be getting the most instable air and there won’t be any storms along the line (boundary) seeding cold air and rain into the inflow of downstream (northern) cells.  This is important for the supercell to grow unimpeded by bad (cold) air being dumped into it from another storm.

Luckily all storms were moving NE and forming in basically a line; so all we had to do was head south and a bit east and wait for it. We started this new plan of attack around Prospect Valley and hit the towns of Hoyt, Shamrock, Woodrow, and finally ended the chase and turned around at Akron.

The storm went tornado warned just as we turned east out of Shamrock (don’t be fooled, Shamrock is a two/three building “town”, if you blinked, you missed it).  We saw a small shear funnel in the inflow band that lasted less than a minute.  I saw some rotation when we were at the windmill but no solid funnel formed.  Finally, we both saw something “big” in the clouds but couldn’t tell if it was a funnel or not; so we chalked it up to a mystery.  Finally, as we were calling off the chase south of Akron; we saw a small funnel as it was getting dark–we ran into the TIV and several other chasers filming in the dusk dust storm!

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On the way home we were treated to an amazing lightning show, again and again! We stopped twice off of I-76 and took some pictures and video; watching the lightning as it hit all around! Great CGs, anvil crawlers and just about all types you can imagine!

 

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Hightlights (both Hunter & I combined):

0) The killer lightning on the drive home !!!
1) Dairy cows piggy-back riding other cows (???)
2) The turtle in the road
3) Shear funnel in an inflow band
4) Funnel and wall cloud at dusk
5) Wall clouds and great formations all day
6) Being right in front of the storm all day !!!

New Multicast track – Low Rider in Cairo

“Take a little trip, take a little trip with me…” ‘Low Rider in Cairo’ is a hard acid excursion through the streets of Cairo at night, with Multicast driving… The squelch control is set to 11.

This was a fun session; taking off of the old “lowrider” classic!  We were in “jam” mode and came up with this acid line and melody.  A bit more rockin’ than some of the chill out Multicast material.

Enjoy!

New Multicast track – Low Rider in Cairo

“Take a little trip, take a little trip with me…” ‘Low Rider in Cairo’ is a hard acid excursion through the streets of Cairo at night, with Multicast driving… The squelch control is set to 11.

This was a fun session; taking off of the old “lowrider” classic! We were in “jam” mode and came up with this acid line and melody. A bit more rockin’ than some of the chill out Multicast material.

Enjoy!

 
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Chase: 06/17/13. Anton

Today Hunter decided to join me on the chase which I was excited for.  The parameters looked good (especially for this spring which has been dull at best) and so I targeted Akron.  On the way out we saw a great storm around Bennett, which was on the way, so we decided to chase it; but it died a miserable death as it got into the colder boundary left by two supercells that went through at about 11:00am and corrupted all of central Colorado air mass…

So we kept heading up north and the storm in Cheyenne was sneaking down to the south.  We caught up to it from the SE and it looked good.  Little did we know that it put down about a foot of hail NW of Brush; we caught the storm as it was over Brush and were in good position so we just sat back and watched the show.

Hunter saw his first rotating wall cloud, albeit slowly (I didn’t feel I could call it in) but the storm had been Tornado Warned for a while so we had hope.  Then, in the span of 20 minutes, the storm died a miserable death!  ???  It was about 7pm and the show was over?  Weird.  Two days in a row that at 7pm there is not another chase option.  We went to Brush, got dinner, and headed home.

Highlights were Hunter’s first rotating wall cloud, some nice wall cloud structure, and some scenery of old barns and homes in the middle of nowhere.  And the company of Hunter on the chase!

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Chase: Colorado Gustnadoes. 6/15/13

I really wanted to go out on this day; for many reasons; one being that Colorado has been void of severe this spring.  It looked a lot like the 2009 day where I caught a nice long funnel/tornado and several more tornadoes from the same storm about 10 miles from home…so I guess I figured Mother Nature was on a 4 year repeat cycle!

Well, it didn’t really turn out that way.  But it started the same.  I caught the storm from my driveway and followed it to basically Arriba.  I stayed immediately in front of the storm’s core playing jump frog with the outer gust front of the storm.  Let’s just say this is one of the dirtiest storms I’ve chased; lots of outflow dust, gustnadoes, and messy microbursts.

Finally, when the storm was starting to fade I decided to leave it and catch the next storm; it was only 7pm…but that was it for the day.  Weird.  No lightning at night on the way home; as a matter of fact I got home right at dusk.

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