Speedy J ‎– A Shocking Hobby

NovaMute ‎– NOMU74LP
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album


A1 Borax 5:06
A2 Ferber Mudd 1:14
A3 Terre Zippy 3:57
B1 Drill 8:08
B2 Balk Acid 6:39
C1 Actor Nine 5:29
C2 Sabina Seat 5:57
C3 Vopak 3:31
D1 Amoco Cadiz 8:28
D2 Manhasset 6:51



published by speedy j music/strictly confidential
recorded in rotterdam
Made in Great Britain
(P) 2000 Mute Records Limited
(C) 2000 Mute Records Limited

This first pressing inner-sleeve has no title written on the light brown inner-sleeve.
Second pressing has title written on bottom right of the outer-sleeve.

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NOMU74CD Speedy J A Shocking Hobby(CD, Album, Car) NovaMute NOMU74CD UK 2000 Sell This Version
6534-2 Speedy J A Shocking Hobby(CD, Album) Sum Records (2) 6534-2 Brazil 2000 Sell This Version
NOMU74CD Speedy J A Shocking Hobby(CD, Album, Car) NovaMute NOMU74CD UK 2000 Sell This Version
ANOMU74CD Speedy J A Shocking Hobby(CD, Album, Promo) NovaMute ANOMU74CD UK 2000 Sell This Version
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December 15, 2017
I have always been a Speedy J fan from the AI compilation on WARP. I've always was drawn towards the breakbeat tracks he made (the house tracks were ok). The new industrial-esque types of tracks he released just really blew me away. Kind of the Scorn feel that I'm just a sucker for. Glad I found this on vinyl recently.


May 24, 2002
edited over 8 years ago
Although very slow, this album is full of energy. From the very first second, you get trapped into a storm and you can't escape. Speedy J delivers deep fat (and I mean FAT) bassdrum that make you feel the Earth is about to collapse.
The climax probably comes with "Actor nine": if you ever experience the birth of a volcano, this is what it has to sound like!
The closing track, "Manhasset" ends it all in a smooth way: the creator sits above his creation, right in the middle of an electric thunderstorm and quietly plays the piano, seemingly proud of what just came out of his mind.