Speedy J ‎– Public Energy No.1

NovaMute ‎– NoMu54CD
CD, Album


1 Tuning In 2:42
2 Patterns 8:34
3 Melanor 2:37
4 In-formation 8:09
5 Pure Energy 5:20
6 Haywire 4:33
7 Hayfever 5:36
8 Tesla 2:20
9 Drainpipe 7:48
10 Canola 8:39
11.1 As The Bubble Expands 5:28
11.2 (silence) 1:06
11.3 Untitled 2:30

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  • Art Direction, DesignRon*
  • Artwork [Evidence On Cover Severely Altered By, "The Truth Is Out There"]Ben Liebrand
  • Photography By [Photo]Benelux Press
  • Written-By, ProducerJochem Paap


Published by Speedy J Music/L.E.C.
Art direction & design @ Urban Design Front.

Distributed by RTM/DISC.
Made in Great Britain.
℗ 1997 Mute Records Limited.
© 1997 Mute Records Limited.

Total time: 65:28
The total duration of track 11 is 9:04. "As The Bubble Expands" ends at 5:28 followed by 1:06 of silence. A hidden track consisting of sounds similar to that made by grasshoppers then follows.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 016025 681846 >
  • Label Code: LC 5834
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1, Mirrored): C5002 NOMU 54 CD · ·MASTERED BY NIMBUS·
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1, Mirrored): IFPI L123
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): ifpi 2317
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2, Mirrored): C5002 NOMU 54 CD · 1:1 ·MASTERED BY NIMBUS·
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2, Mirrored): IFPI L123
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): ifpi 2303

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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
SRCS 8290 Speedy J Public Energy No.1(CD, Album) Sony Records, Plus 8 Records SRCS 8290 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
PLUS8066CD Speedy J Public Energy No.1(CD, Album) Plus 8 Records PLUS8066CD Canada 1997 Sell This Version
PLUS8066 Speedy J Public Energy No.1(2xLP, Album) Plus 8 Records PLUS8066 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
PLUS 8066CD Speedy J Public Energy No.1(CD, Album) Plus 8 Records PLUS 8066CD US 1997 Sell This Version
NoMu54LP Speedy J Public Energy No.1(2x12", Album) NovaMute NoMu54LP UK 1997 Sell This Version


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April 24, 2011
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.


May 21, 2008

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.


May 14, 2002
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.