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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 and was named one of "The Faces of '94" by music magazine Select.
Hannant became a hip-hop/electro DJ in 1986 after witnessing the 1986 World Mixing Championships. During 1993–1994, he released several solo albums on General Production Recordings rooted in ambient techno. His music from this period has been described as eclectic, densely layered, and textured.
Hannant's album Texturology (1994) resulted in a top three independent Album Chart placing. Music from the album was used in a theatre presentation of the seventeenth-century play The Traitor.
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.
- 1993: Tastes and Textures, Vol. 1 - General Production Recordings
- 1993: Tastes and Textures, Vol. 2: Basic Data Manipulation - General Production Recordings
- 1994: Tastes and Textures, Vol. 3 - General Production Recordings
- 1994: Texturology (CD and 2-LP) - General Production Recordings
- 1994: Texturology [Vol. 2] (limited additional 2-LP) - General Production Recordings
- 1994: Ormeau (single) - General Production Recordings
- 1994: Sculptured (album) - General Production Recordings
- 1994: Bitter Sweet (recorded as YO3 alias) - General Production Recordings
- 1995: Psi-Onyx (EP) - General Production Recordings
- 1995: Notions of Tonality, Vol. 1 (EP) - General Production Recordings
- 1996: Notions of Tonality, Vol. 2 (EP) - General Production Recordings
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
- After the release of the main album both as a CD (GPRCD04) and a 2-LP (GPRLP04), came a limited additional 2-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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