YO3 is the alias for old-favourite Beaumont Hannant (previously here). But as a recap: “Beaumont Hannant has been many things in his career – hip hop DJ, band manager and indie band member. But his best work was his ambient techno soundscapes in the early 1990s. He took the emerging Warp IDM template to another level. Whilst artists such as Autechre, The Black Dog and Plaid got the plaudits, Beaumont’s reputation got sadly lost by the wayside.”

The YO3 alias was used in 1994 on the GPR label for only two releases and one remix. This was at the same time that he was releasing the seminal ‘Texturology’ on GPR. Why he felt the need for an alias is not clear. The sounds of YO3 and that released under his own name are similar, but with YO3 sounding a bit more glacial and abstract.

From 1994’s “Deep Sleep” EP:

YO3 – Liquid Flow

YO3 – Deep Sleep


~ by acidted on December 5, 2010.

3 Responses to “Y O Y O YO3”

  1. Nice record by Beaumont Hannant, other tracks on this single are great too, especially “Scramble”.

  2. So your saying this records over ten years old ? I don’t believe you!

  3. It really is over 15 years old. Beaumont Hannant’s work was quite astonishing in this period.

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