Das Ist Ein Groovy Beat, Ja

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Das Ist Ein Groovy Beat, Ja
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Studio album by Jake Slazenger
Released 8 July 1996
Recorded Planet µ
Label Warp[1]
Producer Mike Paradinas
Jake Slazenger chronology
Nautilus
(1996)Nautilus1996
Das Ist Ein Groovy Beat, Ja
(1996)

Das Ist Ein Groovy Beat, Ja is an album by Mike Paradinas, released in 1996 under his moniker Jake Slazenger.

Production[edit]

The album was recorded at the studio Planet µ.[2]

Release[edit]

Das Ist Ein Groovy Beat, Ja was released in the United Kingdom by Warp on 8 July 1996.[3] Warp has released Das Ist Ein Groovy Beat, Ja compact disc, double vinyl and cassette.[3]

Reception[edit]

The Guardian gave the album a two star rating, calling it "a deliberately dated trawl of seventies and eighties electro" and that the album "gets bogged down in exactly the same swamp of tedium that mired the original work of Herbie Hancock et al. It's clever and knowledgeable, but highly unsatisfying."[1] AllMusic gave the album a two and half star rating out of five, "much more subdued than the usual techno-racket µ-Ziq is known for" and compared the album to Paradinas first Slazenger album which "explored early-'80s electro -- that's all here as well (and it sounds just as dated)." The review concluded that "It makes one wonder whether an artist can be experimental and enjoyable when using all this cringe-worthy synth, but in the end, Paradinas pulls it off."[2]

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Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Mike Paradinas.[2]

  1. "Hung Like a Bull" – 6:50
  2. "Supafunk" – 5:19
  3. "The Big Easy" – 5:25
  4. "Lumpback Raider" – 5:46
  5. "Nautilus" – 6:20
  6. "King of the Beats" – 6:09
  7. "Gratuit" – 7:27
  8. "Choin" – 7:16
  9. "Sabbaf" – 5:20
  10. "Hot Fumes" – 3:13
  11. "Come on You Slaz" – 6:19
  12. "Slowdance" – 7:48

Credits[edit]

Credited adapted from the Das Ist Ein Groovy Beat, Ja liner notes.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bennun, David (July 19, 1996). "Dance". The Guardian. London: Guardian News & Media Limited. p. A12. ISSN 0261-3077. 
  2. ^ a b c d Das Ist Ein Groovy Beat, Ja (Media notes). Jake Slazenger. Warp. 1996. WARP CD42. 
  3. ^ a b "Jake Slazenger: Das Ist Ein Groovy Beat, Ja". Warp. Archived from the original on 14 June 2010. Retrieved 8 February 2016. 
  4. ^ Bush, John. "Das Ist Ein Groovy Beat, Ja". AllMusic. Retrieved 8 February 2016.