El Baile Alemán

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El Baile Alemán
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Studio album by Señor Coconut
Released July 4, 2000
Recorded December 1999 at Mira, Musica!, Santiago de Chile
Genre Latin Dance, Electronic
Label Emperor Norton
Producer Atom Heart
Señor Coconut chronology
El Gran Baile
(1997)
El Baile Alemán
(2000)
Fiesta Songs
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars link
The Guardian4/5 stars link
The Metro Times4/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media6/10 stars link

El Baile Alemán (English: The German Dance) is a 2000 album by Señor Coconut Y Su Conjunto (Uwe Schmidt). It is an album of Kraftwerk covers done in a Latin American style.

Although mostly note-for-note covers, some tracks add embellishments such as "cha-cha-chas". On the song "Autobahn" the radio transmission is from Latin Radio dial tuning.

The song "Home Computer" also has some lyrics from "It's More fun to Compute" from the album Computer World.

"Tour de France" was released as a remixed single, the release also including vocal and instrumental cover versions of "Expo 2000", which are not included on the album.

Removed from later pressings of the album (by request of the composers) was a version of "Radioactivity" which had appeared as the second track on the initial pressing of the album.[1] A spoken 'Introduction' track was added ahead of the original album opener "Showroom Dummies".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Introduction" (Senor Coconut y su Conjunto) - 1:15
  2. "Showroom Dummies" (Hütter) - 5:29
  3. "Trans-Europe Express" (Hütter, Schult) - 5:59
  4. "The Robots" (Bartos, Hütter, Schneider) - 5:11
  5. "Neon Lights" (Bartos, Hütter, Schneider) - 4:56
  6. "Autobahn" (Hütter, Schneider, Schult) - 6:35
  7. "Home Computer" (Bartos, Hütter, Schneider) - 3:55
  8. "Tour de France" (Bartos, Hütter, Schmidt, Schneider) - 4:36
  9. "The Man-Machine" (Bartos, Hütter, Schneider) - 4:30
  10. "Musique Non-Stop" (Bartos, Hütter, Schneider, Schult) - 4:46

Singles[edit]

Tour de France (Multicolor Recordings / EFA | EFA 56007-6 / MCR 107.3):
Tour de France (Radio Edit & Album Version)/ EXPO2000/ EXPO2000 (Instrumental)

Tour de France / Showroom Dummies (Multicolor Recordings / New State Recordings | NSERCD001):
Tour de France (Radio Edit & "Good Grooves' 501 Vocal Mix" & Video)/ Showroom Dummies (Radio Edit)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Atom™ (Red Bull Music Academy)". Red Bull Music Academy. Red Bull. 31 December 2004. Retrieved 27 October 2017. [Florian Schneider] said they really liked the work I did, which was quite an honour, of course, but they didn’t like my version of “Radioactivity” and they would really like not to see that released. I tried to convince them that it would be a good idea to release it actually and they got a bit stiff on that.