"i had no idea that i could purchase this album. good thing too, since i almost lost my promo during a flood. when i've tried to share groovebox with friends, they always ask "does beck sing?" or comment "doesn't sound like old pavement," but that's not the point. this release was an experiement in which "popular" artists could try anything -- they didn't have to cater to public taste. groovebox is the most successful compilation i've heard in a few years. its upbeat concept and fresh variety make it one of my favorite cds of the year 2000."
A rare gem!
Dennis A. Amith (kndy) | California | 06/19/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Of course, I don't expect everyone to love this album. Those who will definitely be smiling are those who own or have used a "groovebox" and to hear their favorite Shibuya-kei artists make their own songs on it.Anyway, the album can be found pretty inexpensively these days since the company is no longer around but it's one of those albums that you just want to buy because where else are you going to find awesome Shibuya-kei and electronic artists using a Roland Groovebox to make their own music. For several years, I have been accustomed to listening to people's music made on the groovebox via mp3.com but by buying this album you can hear Cibo Matto, Buffalo Daughter and much more mess around with the machine.This by no means is an awesome album compared to other electronic music albums. To me this is a project album of artists being given a groovebox and to make a song and then an album is released. But I'm a groovebox owner and to hear these artists make their own music is just too awesome!Of course, it's not for everyone but it's one of those rare gems that you just don't find anymore."
I liked it.
Teknoguy | USA | 05/01/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I think the album is really quite good and its worth the buy. Yes, most of the songs ARE instrumental and that may not suit some tastes, but you have to understand that this is an experimental album where each of the artists was limited to one peice of equipment- The roland MC-505. While a few of them obviously used a little bit more equipment, it is really interesting to hear what the artists did on such a limited basis. This album is a great example of not only the power of the groovebox, but the creativity of each of the musicians."
The last reviewer needs a hug
Dj Tron With SqueeZe CheeZe | Topeka, KS | 04/16/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This Is A Very Tripped Cd.. All Kinds Of Flavor... Go Ahead And Buy It.. Its A Full Length Cd Instead Of A 45 Minute Project.. Take Some Trip And Have Some Fun.. If You Need A Cheer Up I Would Say This Is A Good Source.. Well Enjoy All There Is In Life To Offer.. Grand Royal- This Is Something You Can Do For Us Boys N Girls Anytime! By The Way Jean-Jacques Perrey Is The Legend!"