Pete Namlook and David Moufang, Move D – Namlook XII – Space & Time
Long-time studio partners craft another ambient gem.
Pete Namlook goes back a long way with Move D (aka David Moufang, founder of the Heidelberg based Source Records label) — all the way to 1995's Jambient, made by the pair under the name Koolfang. On their 12th face-off in as many years since, Moufang again adds his distinctive streamline drum patterns to Namlook's textural pot, on three pieces averaging 25 minutes each. Halfway through “Unrealized Realities," the drifting, disconnected elements finally gear up, plug in and rock out to a Neu!-style engine riff. “Felice” showcases some delightful improv keyboard work, rejoicing in the warm glow of overdriven electric pianos. “Millions of Exits” winds the pace down over dialogue sampled from TV sci-fi series Farscape. The fax machine might not be the cutting edge communication tool it used to be, but the label that borrowed its name continues its mission as the first decade of the 21st century approaches its end.