Beaumont Hannant

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Beaumont Hannant (born 20th century) is a British musician, producer and DJ from York, England. His contributions extend to ambient techno, IDM, hip hop, and indie rock. Hannant has received positive critical reviews[citation needed] and was named one of "The Faces of '94"[citation needed] by music magazine Select.


Hannant became a hip-hop/electro DJ in 1986 after witnessing the 1986 World Mixing Championships.[citation needed] During 1993–1994, he released several solo albums on General Production Recordings rooted in ambient techno. His music from this period has been described[citation needed] as eclectic, densely layered, and textured.

Hannant's album Texturology (1994) resulted in a top three independent Album Chart[citation needed] placing. Music from the album was used in a theatre presentation of the seventeenth-century play The Traitor.[citation needed]

By 1994, Hannant began to diversify: he provided remixes for Autechre, Björk, and Ned's Atomic Dustbin, produced Lida Husik (who provided the vocals to some of his compositions), and managed Shed Seven. Along with his long-term engineer Richard Brown, Hannant started the trip hop duo Outcast, signing to indie label One Little Indian in 1996.



All on General Production Recordings

  • 1993: Tastes and Textures, Vol. 1 (EP)
  • 1993: Tastes and Textures, Vol. 2: Basic Data Manipulation (CD and double LP)
  • 1994: Tastes and Textures, Vol. 3 (EP)
  • 1994: Texturology (CD and double LP)
  • 1994: Texturology [Vol. 2] (limited additional double LP)[1]
  • 1994: Ormeau (single)
  • 1994: Sculptured (CD and double LP)
  • 1994: Bitter Sweet (recorded as YO3 alias)
  • 1995: Psi-Onyx (EP)
  • 1995: Notions of Tonality, Vol. 1 (EP)
  • 1996: Notions of Tonality, Vol. 2 (EP)

The cover of Notions of Tonality, Vol. 2 mentions a forthcoming album, Tones. However, General Production Recordings folded before it could be released, and the album never surfaced.

Appearances include
Remixes include



  1. ^ After the release of the main album both as a CD (GPRCD04) and a double LP (GPRLP04), came a limited additional double LP (GPRLLP04) with different tracks; though it is simply titled "Texturology" (in golden letters instead of the main release's black text), it is tagged "[Vol. 2]" to differentiate it from the main release.

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