Pete Namlook and Tetsu Inoue, 2350 Broadway

Rob Young

By Rob Young

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

2350 Broadway

Pete Namlook And Tetsu Inoue
An ambient “soundtrack to a city unworthy for human being.”

Drawing largely on the windswept sci-fi soundworld of the EMS Synthi E b, 2350 Broadway styles itself as “the soundtrack to a city unworthy for human being," and was made over a two-day stint at the historic hotel located at that New York address. Tetsu Inoue helps Pete Namlook usher in a vastly broadened range of sound: the half-hour “Raga” takes several unexpected turns, emerging from an echo-maze of electronic hi-hats into an abrasive industrial drone. Listening to “Hands of Light," in eight parts, one senses the creative alienation of the two musicians, summoning this off-world music while observing the scurrying humanity far below their lofty Manhattan perch.