Beaumont Hannant is from York, England. Hannant became a hip-hop/electro DJ in 1986. During 1993-1994 he released several solo albums on GPR rooted in ambient techno. But in 1994/95 he started to change direction.

Along with his long-term engineer Richard Brown, Hannant started the trip hop duo Outcast, signing to indie label One Little Indian in 1996. They released their debut album “Out Of Tune” in 1996. I’ve never heard any of the Outcast stuff. An article from this period said: At first, with his solo stuff, he was just glad that somebody was listening. He claims now to be happy with only a handful of his solo tracks, realising that he sometimes took himself too seriously. “At times, I tried to really get into what I was doing, analyse everything, and it just failed,” he says. “You have to take a step back and start writing afresh. If you analyse everything you go up your own arse. Try to polish everything and you start to lose the plot. Working with someone else stops you going that bit too far.”

Hannant appeared to have returned to his solo guise as well at the end of the 1996 with the release of a GPR double-pack EP titled Notions of Tonality. I lost sight of his output after 1996 and have no idea what he’s done since.

Beaumont Hannant – It’s So Cold Here

Beaumont Hannant – RS 364C

Lida Husik – Starburst 7 (collaboration with Beaumont Hannant)

Buy Beaumont Hannant

~ by acidted on May 16, 2008.

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