Speedy J ‎– Ginger

Warp Records ‎– WARP CD14
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1 Ginger 7:17
2 Fill 4 2:11
3 Beam Me Up! 5:41
4 R2 D2 5:47
5 Fill 14 4:07
6 Jackpot 1:06
7 Basic Design 7:53
8 Perfect Pitch 7:15
9 Flashback 6:02
10 Fill 15 2:40
11 Pepper
Co-producer – Natalie Maxine Pfeffer
12 De-Orbit 6:12



The sixth in Warp's Artificial Intelligence series of albums.

Recorded @ The Plant. Published by +8 Music Europe. Digital edits by Alex Buurman (AKAI Professional).

℗ 1993 Warp Records © 1993 Warp Records

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5021603014121
  • Matrix / Runout: WARPCD14 | 10236031 03 & MADE IN U.K. BY PDO
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0407

Other Versions (5 of 14) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PLUS8025, +8025 Speedy J Ginger(2xLP, Album) Plus 8 Records, Plus 8 Records PLUS8025, +8025 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
WARP LP14 Speedy J Ginger(2xLP, Album) Warp Records WARP LP14 UK 1993 Sell This Version
+8025, PLUS8025 Speedy J Ginger(2x12", Album, Ora) Plus 8 Records, Plus 8 Records +8025, PLUS8025 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
BMU 001CD Speedy J Ginger(CD, Album, Promo) Beam Me Up! BMU 001CD Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
+8025 Speedy J Ginger(CD, Album, P/Mixed) Plus 8 Records +8025 Canada 1993 Sell This Version


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March 30, 2009

Fantastic for its day and age, unquestionably it is. The only thing that strikes me even more is how Speedy J has sucessfully outdone himself with the next one, G-Spot". While "Ginger" displays a musical innocence he never looked backed to, as a producer and craftman, Jochem Paap only evolved and went on to forge even greater things afterwards. It's a great album, though, which showcases a broad array of sounds and ideas that would later on prove to be staples in a fair chunk of IDM albums. With an impressive ease he moves through various stops of electronic music; be it trance, soulful techno, slick electro or straight up ambient, the man rocks it like very few can. Full of deep, emotional tunes which don't move with haste, but deliver thoroughably enjoyable and dense material suitable for couch embracing afternoons.
It may never fully master the trancey IDM territory like his sophomore album does, and it will hardly ever reach or gain the thought provoking, genre bending and challenging status "Public energy #1" and "A shocking hobby" have, but nevertheless, "Ginger" remains a must own to fans of early Warp, Plus 8 and R & S Records. It skilfully embodies the overall feel electronic music can provide you with through a single album. It's lovely. One of those old school gems where the 'dare do' mentality is shamelessly clasped in both arms. 4/5.


June 19, 2008
What a great piece of electronic music, silky & smooth, clean produced but there is something that no one write about & is the similar between the track Flashback & the William Orbit's Hardcore Mix of Kraftwerk's Radioactivity, only avaiable on the US 12'' edition of the track [Elektra 0-66486,1991] & it is not only the bassline with the same notes & same execution, more elements sounds similar but one track is before than the other so you judge.


February 17, 2006
edited over 12 years ago

Fill 14, Pepper, De-orbit, and Beam me up! are the highlights of this silky electro thing. It isn't really good on the audio side, but the ideas are still effective.


January 24, 2006
edited over 12 years ago

A classic. Beautiful, discreet, warm, crystalline - "Ginger" is all of these and more. The vinyl version of "Pepper" is different, more upbeat, than that on the CD.


December 4, 2004
edited over 14 years ago

This is one of the early 90's albums that got it absolutely right. So many artists fell into the Aphex Twins' style of distortion, tried to copy the Orb's ambient sound, or relied upon General Midi (GM) sounds to 'help' them out. There was a 'dull' period between 95-97 in which nothing really 'new' stood out, except for the odd release here and there. But Speedy J's Ginger is silky-smooth and has some very nice tracks for it's time. A must have.