Speedy J – Ginger

The Voice Of Unreason

Originally Released 21st June 1993. Review originally published April 1st 2007.

Jochem Paap’s contribution to Warp’s seminal Artificial Intelligence series, Ginger showcased the Dutchman’s less traditionally techno influenced and more melodic take on post-modern dance music. Already feted by sections of the music press due to the patronage of sometime Plastikman Richie Hawtin and his collaboration with his label’s hip transatlantic doppelganger label Plus 8, Paap’s first release under his ex-DJ moniker was more understated and less Detroit influenced than some of his compatriots, but for a listener with perseverance it proved a highly rewarding experience. Referencing Berlin minimalism, tribal sounds and a marginally more uptempo version of Hawtin’s alter ego, Ginger was a seamless blend of full length pieces and shorter fills exploring the post club experience, highlighting Paap’s skill in producing a body of work that is both highly evocative but genuinely listenable.

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