Musicians pay tribute to the late Fax boss and industrious electronic producer.

Friends and fans of the German composer Pete Namlook, who passed away last year aged 51, have contributed to a sprawling eight-disc tribute to the musician forthcoming on the EAR/Rational Music label offshoot Carpe Sonum.

Die Welt ist Klang, which means ‘The World is Sound’, was originally intended as a three-disc pack but grew to more than twice that size as former affiliates of Namlook’s FAX +49-69/450464 label (known as Fax) signed up to contribute.

Of the eight discs in the collection, four are made up of tracks contributed by label alumni, including Bill Laswell and Bernie Worrell, Mick Chillage and Material Object. The remaining four comprise tracks by fans of the late composer, including Richie Hawtin (under his F.U.S.E. alias), Anthony Rother, Thomas P. Heckmann and more. See the tracklist below for the list of participating producers (more may be added before the release date) and head to Bandcamp to hear more.

Die Welt ist Klang will be available on CD and digitally on November 8. EAR/Rational Music’s Dave Wade-Stein has also hinted at the possibility of a vinyl release if there is sufficient interest. All proceeds from the release will go to Kuhlmann’s family. [via RA]

A number of other DJs and musicians have paid tribute to Namlook since his death with their own music and mixes – Irish electronic radio show The Chillage Idiots compiled a special mix of material from the Namlook archives and Biosphere’s recent Secret Thirteen mix paid tribute to the German composer, while Dave Moufang, aka Move D, recently announced a new album dedicated to Namlook, titled The Silent Orbiter.

Hear the collection’s opening track, ‘By A River (For Peter)’ by Bill Laswell and Bernie Worrell:

Tracklists:

CD1
01 Bill Laswell & Bernie Worrell – By A River (For Peter)
02 Eraldo Bernocchi – She Came Dancing Across the Water
03 Dr. Atmo & Miss Silencio – Floyd (Pink Mix)
04 Steve Stoll – Praxis XIII
05 Opaque/Daniel Pemberton – Opaque 10
06 Daimon Beail & Autistici – Saving a Space (for Wherever You Are)
07 Ishqamatics (Lee Anthony Norris/Ishq) – Universal Cubensis Afterglide
08 F.U.S.E. – Carocell

CD2
01 Autumn of Communion – Goodbye PK
02 Peter Benisch – Farväl
03 Massimo Vivona – Your Angel
04 Material Object – Sagittarian
05 Gaudi – Lunar Patchouli
06 Lorenzo Montanà – Secret Path
07 Krystian Shek – Love What You Do
08 Benjamin Wild & Daniel Esswein – 41
09 Fanger & Siebert – Conundrum
10 Higher Intelligence Agency – Sky One
11 Future Research Technology – Electric Universe

CD3
01 Thomas P. Heckmann – Ode to a Friend (edit)
02 Biosphere – Energy to Earth
03 Pascal FEOS – Sax on Dub
04 Oliver Lieb – Klangschale
05 Gabriel Le Mar – Jazzy Mid-On
06 Mick Chillage – The Light that Burns
07 Anthony Rother – See Beyond
08 Dandy Jack and the Soul Architect – Boraz
09 Dag Lerner – A Wayward Angel
10 Dr. Motte & Gabriel Le Mar – Acid Spray

CD4
01 Spyra – Sodbrennen
02 Gate Zero – The Ache (featuring LaMeduza)
03 Bardo Thodol – Sarasvati
04 Blaine L. Reininger – Coyoacán
05 Aerial Service Area – Cloud 2
06 Ludwig Rehberg – Pink Pearl
07 Nikolaus Heyduck – Lago Largo
08 Victor Sol – Gong 1
09 Robert Musso – A Compilation for Pete (best of Transonic)

CD5
01 Jacob Newman & Devon Underwood – Day Stretch
02 Bubble – Ashes
03 Veil of Alchemy – Sea of Transcendence (edit)
04 Bing Satellites – Caterpillar Dance
05 Illuminum – Principles of Life
06 Mamonu – So Long and Thanks for all The Chill
07 ecoutez – just in a…
08 Ray Rod in Sun Age – With My Octopus Friend
09 Guides – Flood
10 Tha Silent Partner – Tongue
11 Sense & Jesse Somfay – 3Songs (Forever)

CD6
01 Commodity Place – Soils
02 Jason Hissong – Coreshine
03 Drøn – Polarwind
04 Mark T. Warren – Spin Cycle
05 Within Reason – Bardo Dub
06 Steve Hanlon – Freefloating
07 VAAST – Syzygy
08 Mia Rischmann – Travels
09 Michael and Spider – Dreamcatcher
10 Ben Zonneveld – Liberation Through Hearing
11 Tom Roberts – 081112 (Departure)

CD7
01 Ultraviolet – Sleeps in Elysium
02 Si Matthews – Sync Polarity
03 4Voice – Music Hypnotizes (Gianni Parrini & Twoplusone 3 Hands Rework)
04 Luis Duran & Thomas Penton – Passage
05 Suit & Tie Guy – The Bilderberg Gate
06 Johan Agebjörn – Ambient Robot Dance
07 Sven Kössler – Back to Living
08 Interconnected – Day 1
09 Autumus – Close to You
10 Michael Brückner – Agens (Wild Mix)

CD8
01 Aqob – Le soleil a ton coeur
02 Mass Roman – Everyone Has It Now
03 Eric “the” Taylor/Jerry Marotta – Rolled Over
04 Ceder – Moog Model D aC (Live Take #6)
05 Spinnet – Galene
06 One Arc Degree – Rune
07 Terra Ambient – Etwas Unfertig
08 Metasonica – Eternal Return
09 The Garwin Project – Solar
10 Boreal Taiga – Piap-Pai
11 James Lewin – Drone 05
12 stormloop – snowdrift (edit)

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