Forever Sweet ‎– Geben & Nehmen

Ladomat 2000 ‎– Ladomat CD 2071-2, Ladomat 2000 ‎– LADOMAT 2071-2
CD, Album


1 Don't Speak 7:23
2 Bionaut 5:24
3 True Blue 5:17
4 Rave Your Arms 6:59
5 Kämpfer Und Tänzer 8:40
6 True Lies 7:22
7 Zart 6:06
8 Last Minute 6:09
9 Super Trouper Extra 9:59

Companies, etc.



Recorded in spring 1998 at Kompakt Studio Köln, Germany.
Mastering im Studio Nord.
"Bionaut" produced in 1995 for Die E.P. of Forever Sweet.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 4 021187 207125
  • Barcode (Scanned): 4021187207125
  • Matrix / Runout: A0100250100-0101 13 A0
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L553
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 94Y5
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Label Code: LC 3515

Other Versions (2 of 2) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
LADOMAT 2071-1 Forever Sweet Geben & Nehmen(2xLP) Ladomat 2000 LADOMAT 2071-1 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
LADOMAT 2071-2 Forever Sweet Geben & Nehmen(CD, Promo, Album) Ladomat 2000 LADOMAT 2071-2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version



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January 6, 2012
edited over 6 years ago

Before there was Kompakt, there was Forever Sweet, a sort of techno supergroup. Their only album, GEBEN & NEHMAN, kicks off with the juicy tech-house of "Don't Speak," which definitely has the hallmarks of a Michael Mayer production (and also samples, if I'm not mistaken, ABBA's "The Winner Takes It All"). But the beats stay crisp and heavy, whether the aquatic schaffel of "True Blue" or the straightforward thump of "Kämpfer Und Tänzer." Even if the tracks don't seem to develop much ("Rave Your Arms" goes on a bit too long, I think), but the solid groove of "True Lies" shows that these tracks were meant for the floor. That's not to say that there aren't subtler touches, like the squelches on "Zart" or the gradual disco samples on "Last Minute." Better yet, the irregular thrums that start off "Super Trouper Extra" have a glitch-house feel that soon resolves into a a gentle tech-house stomper. Solid stuff, sure, but these boys would soon accomplish much more.