BILL LASWELL & PETE NAMLOOK – Outland [limited] – 6CD-BOX


Released: 13-10-2023

1 in stock (can be backordered)

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Releases date 13-10-2023
CD1 ‘Outland One: From the Earth to the Ceiling’:
01 Part 1 (4:59) 02 Part 2 (4:59) 03 Part 3 (5:02) 04 Part 4 (4:57) 05 Part 5 (4:59) 06 Part 6 (5:00)
07 Part 7 (5:00) 08 Part 8 (4:59) 09 Part 9 (5:00) 10 Part 10 (4:59) 11 Part 11 (5:00) 12 Part 12 (7:02)

CD2 ‘Outland Two: African Virus (Electronic Sonata with a Cold loved by Nature):
01 Part 1 (9:30) 02 Part 2 (9:28) 03 Part 3 (18:09) 04 Part 4 (5:48) 05 Part 5 (6:08) 06 Part 6 (10:15)

CD3 ‘Outland Three’:
01 Definition of Life (14:13) 02 The Question of Containment (20:44)
03 Keeper of the Purple Twilight (11:47) 04 DSTC (7:47)

CD4 ‘Outland Four’:
01 The old World (5:09) 02 East meets West (2:57) 03 Our small blue World (4:52)
04 Bella Prime (4:55) 05 Physical Transformation (4:40) 06 African Dub (9:14)
07 East leaves West (6:26) 08 DSPill (12:06)

CD5 ‘Outland Five’:
01 Outland Exploration (10:44) 02 An Intelligent Force (6:34) 03 Object Approaching (8:51)
04 N-Dimensional (17:44) 05 The Origin (13:35)

CD6 – BILL LASWELL: Outland Six: Blackland:
01 Blackland (40:00)

The ‘Outland’ album series was a collaborative endeavour by the visionary US bassist-producer
Bill Laswell and the late German musician Peter Namlook, that pushed the boundaries of dark
ambient and electronic music. Spanning five albums released over a thirteen year period from
1994, this boxset serves as a testament to the creative synergy between the two masterminds.
At the time the duo joined forces, the New York-based Laswell was already a famous producer
with a massive client list that included cutting-edge rock, pop, funk, jazz and electronic artists,
but he had also founded the Axiom label in 1989 and been responsible for groundbreaking work
in genres that included ambient, dub and world music. Namlook was recognised as a pioneering
figure in the ambient techno scene, having founded the label FAX in his native Frankfurt in 1992.

‘Outland’ became a fusion of their individual musical sensibilities that resulted in a unique set of
releases. At the heart of the series is an exploration of sound as a vehicle for emotion and con-
templation, with Laswell’s signature basslines and experimental soundscapes interweaving
seamlessly with Namlook’s ethereal textures and intricate sonic layering.
Each album is characterised by a sense of expansiveness, taking listeners on a voyage through
rarely charted sonic dimensions. All have the ability to evoke a wide range of emotions and have
their own distinctive sonic palette, ranging from ambient tranquility to cosmic intensity.
‘Outland’ has endured as an influential touchstone, its impact felt not only in its captivating sound-
scapes but also in its invitation to engage in deep introspection and cosmic contemplation. With
each album, the duo beckoned listeners to transcend the mundane and embark on a sonic
voyage into the extraordinary, where sound becomes a conduit for spiritual and artistic expression.

The lavish matte-finish boxset opens to the 5 “Outland” albums in separate matte sleeves, with
all-new designs, and all audio completely remastered. This box also contains a new addition to
the OUTLAND series – an album of dense, bass space drone by Bill Laswell, entitled “Blackland”.
The boxset also contains an exclusive card with an essay about the project written by Bill Laswell
this July 2023.

Additional information

Weight 500 g

6 x CD




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