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The solo project of Richie Egan of The Redneck Manifesto

About Jape

Jape's first album "Cosmosphere" was released in 2003 year on the Volta Sounds label showed his experimental side and sense of humor with stoner folk and 8 bit electronics rubbing shoulders with friendly ease. It caught the attention of some notable reviewers and deejays with Donal Dineen from Today FM playing it off the air on the show, "Here Comes the Night".

In 2004 Jape released the album "The Monkeys In The Zoo Have More Fun Than Me". The album was produced by Jimmy Eadie in Dublin. This album shows a more thoughtful side to Jape's music. This album is preceded by a radio promo single "Floating", co-produced with David Kitt which melds mortality blues, hip hop and gregorian chants to head bopping affect and is proving to be something of an underground hit with club deejays playing it out and getting all sorts of amazing reactions.

American super group, The Raconteurs, added their cover version of Floating to their live set list after Brendan Benson was so taken on hearing it, totally by chance, in a tiny Irish bar.

"You'll reference quirky bits of stereolab, Kraftwerk and Yo La Tengo and if you have any sense you'll recognise this for what it is: a fully formed class act, with Egan as a cult figure surely bound for crossover success" - Irish Times

[Source: Jape's record label (]

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