Speedy J ‎– Public Energy No.1

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Cat# Artist Title  (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
NoMu 54 LP Speedy J Public Energy No. 1(2xLP, RP) NovaMute NoMu 54 LP UK 2004 Sell This Version
+8066LP Speedy J Public Energy No. 1(2x12", Album, W/Lbl, Sti) Plus 8 Records +8066LP Canada 1997 Sell This Version
NoMu54CD, 392.0054.20 Speedy J Public Energy No. 1(CD, Album) NovaMute, PIAS Benelux NoMu54CD, 392.0054.20 Benelux 1997 Sell This Version
PLUS8066CD Speedy J Public Energy No.1(CD, Album) Plus 8 Records PLUS8066CD Canada 1997 Sell This Version
NoMu54CD Speedy J Public Energy No.1(CD, Album) NovaMute NoMu54CD UK 1997 Sell This Version
941.154-4 Speedy J Public Energy No.1(Cass, Album) KA Music, ToCo International 941.154-4 Bulgaria 1997 Sell This Version
NoMu54CD Speedy J Public Energy No.1(CD, Album) NovaMute NoMu54CD UK 1997 Sell This Version
NoMu54LP Speedy J Public Energy No.1(2x12", Album) NovaMute NoMu54LP UK 1997 Sell This Version
SRCS 8290 Speedy J Public Energy No.1(CD, Album) Sony Records, Plus 8 Records SRCS 8290 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
PLUS8066 Speedy J Public Energy No.1(2xLP, Album) Plus 8 Records PLUS8066 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
724384401924 Speedy J Public Energy No.1(CD, Album) Labels, NovaMute 724384401924 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
PLUS 8066CD Speedy J Public Energy No.1(CD, Album) Plus 8 Records PLUS 8066CD US 1997 Sell This Version

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stevenkemp

stevenkemp

April 24, 2011
referencing Public Energy No.1, CD, Album, NoMu54CD
Another change in style for Speedy J, and for me a step in the wrong direction. Gone is the lush atmospherics and melodies of the first two albums. In it's place is harsh electronics and rhythms, not dissimilar to The Aphex Twin. Whilst this is a solid album, its certainly not easy listening, and for me is far less enjoyable than Ginger and G Spot.
presmach

presmach

February 18, 2011
referencing Public Energy No. 1, 2x12", Album, W/Lbl, Sti, +8066LP
no idea what Paulo M is on about, the album has some great tracks, but since i own the Patterns (Remix) and the Promo for the album the only stand out track not included in those two releases, in my opinion is As The Bubble Expands. Not enough for me to try and acquire the album release but make no mistake, this is excellent material by Speedy J.
maroko

maroko

May 21, 2008
referencing Public Energy No.1, CD, Album, NoMu54CD

Indeed, "Public energy no. 1" follows hot on the heels of "Patterns" release from the same year. The ingredients which marked "Ginger" and "G-spot", thus making them almost instantly likeable, are bravely replaced by far more challenging musical patterns, erratic and deeply disturbing percussion, profound atmospheres and intertwining layers setting complex moods all converge into a unique sonical experience like no oher I've ver heard. Jochem Paap, more than ever, constantly builds upon, and amplifies, ideas previously displayed, taking his sound further from track to track, which demands patient listening, as only then will you be conveyed to the realm of this man's mind. Definitely a more agressive approach to his sound than on anything released prior to this, but the music has a charm of its own nonetheless. Not really fast and furious, rather fat and massive.

"Public energy no. 1" was obviously not intended for impressing the masses, and is far from being easily accessible, but give it quality time it deserves to sink in, and I give my left arm it will become a regular in your CD player. Mind bending stuff, especially when one looks at it within the historical context of Speedy J's discography. I've not seen many other producers match the progress he's made in just a few years since his debut. Remarkable.
paulo_m

paulo_m

April 3, 2007
edited over 12 years ago
referencing Public Energy No.1, 2x12", Album, NoMu54LP

The only track that gets pass marks here is "As The Bubble Expands". The rest is absolute dross. I admire Speedy J and like a lot of his output but this release is awful. You can't dance to it, it's too uncomfortable to listen to at home, and many of the tracks sound too similiar. It has no atmosphere, just horribly produced broken industrial beats with no IDEAS. Yuck! If someone wants my copy they are welcome to it if they send the shipping.
kentandrew

kentandrew

September 25, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
referencing Public Energy No.1, CD, Album, PLUS8066CD
I first heard hayfever on a promo disc for a UK magazine, which led me to wander into this. I thought haywire was cooler than hayfever after I bought it, then heard tesla, which was a short song, but I liked it. If you know anything about Nikola Tesla, he was a scientist who devoted himself to the study of electricity, but basically failed. The sadness is heard in the song and elsewhere on the album. Patterns was gradually pulling me in with a long intro and the climax after around four minutes or so of strenuous anticipation. Then, as I repeatedly cycled through, As the bubble expands became bearable and almost enjoyable after understanding the lo-fi recording effect by gating and filtering the sound. There is no way I can explain this album to a friend and have him understand and like it. Trackheads ought to love it, though, as you can feel Speedy J's writer's block blasting through and saying I don't care if you don't like it, because I have scraped out all the ideas in my brain here. It is a step above the 4-4 technical G-Spot, which was a leap above the slick electro-style Ginger.
Dr.Awesome

Dr.Awesome

January 2, 2003
referencing Public Energy No.1, 2x12", Album, NoMu54LP
ambient, dsp exploration meets wicked electro. as good for listening on headphones as it is for dancing in a club.
echunk

echunk

May 14, 2002
referencing Public Energy No.1, CD, Album, NoMu54CD
A much harsher but ultimately more rewarding release than Ginger, Public Energy is Jochem Paap at his best. The distorted rhythmic textures and delicately underpinned with melody.

Not for the fans of chilled out atmospherics, but for the rest of us, this release is essential.