Baile Alemán (1xCD)
Released: April 13, 2009
Release InfoSenor Coconut Y Su Conjunto includes: Atom Heart.
Recorded in 1999. Includes liner notes by Lazlo Curas.
For the uninformed, Senor Coconut is none other than electronix master (and world-weary traveler) Atom Heart (real name: Uwe Schmidt), dancing his way into the Latin subconscious. EL BAILE ALEMAN is a hoot-and-a-half: Latin covers of Kraftwerk tunes, computer music interpreted as faux-acoustic music, if the mind can conceive of such a thing. Actually, trickster Schmidt programmed the whole enchilada alone (with the exception of some choice vocal parts), transposing Kraftwerk byte-for-byte into a soundfield of maracas, congas, shakers, and vibes-a-go-go. Even though the music is played straight, the air of whimsy and sheer ingeniousness will make you cackle and grin from ear to ear.
"Tour De France" is redone as a hyper-speed merengue, "Homecomputer" as the tarantella from Titan. Schmidt renders "Showroom Dummies" positively "baroquian," as done by Tito Puente drowning in acid. EL BAILE ALEMAN is a feast for the senses, a smorgasbord of sonic samba and a coup de grace of calliopes and circus shrieks. Mui excellente!
2. Showroom Dummies
3. Trans Europe Express
5. Neon Lights
8. Tour de France
9. Man Machine
10. Music Non Stop