Pieter Nooten is tagged as: ambient, downtempo, 4ad, electronica, atmospheric ambient
Pieter Nooten’s musical career starts as early as the late 70s. Starting out as the drummer in a local symphonic rock band, Nooten quickly changes to bass guitar and later keyboards, playing in different bands all over the place.|At the height of house squatting culture and New Wave, Nooten meets|Anka Wolbert and Ronny Moorings who just formed Xymox together. During the mid-eighties Xymox records two highly acclaimed albums on 4AD.
Nooten teams up with Michael Brook to record Sleeps with the fishes, also released on 4AD.This ‘soundtrack to heaven’ (Melody Maker) would become Nooten’s highly acclaimed masterpiece and ‘maintains a cult status up until this day’ (amazon.com).| |In 1989 Xymox signs to PolyGram N.Y. and release their third album, “Twist of Shadows”. By 1990, in spite of the band’s success, Nooten decides to leave Xymox due to growing internal musical differences. Whilest Xymox clearly wants to stick to their 80’s roots, Nooten starts to explore new musical directions. The new, young dance culture intrigues him and a post as in-house producer at the famous One4Two studio’s in Amsterdam is readily undertaken.| |During the first half of the nineties Nooten produces countless dance 12inches and ambient o...
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