Black Secret Technology

“Alita’s Dream” comes from Guy Called Gerald’s Black Secret Technology album and is one of many songs from it that 14 years later finally speaks to me. Coming off a bit like a drum & bass version of his 808 State track “Pacific 202” it has a grittier feel and harshness in the drums but is balanced with glistening chords, snippets of digital sax and a touch of rasta speech. Elsewhere from the album I’ve found that the female vocals are not the distraction I once thought they were and actually add a signficant depth to the tracks. On “Energy” he takes something that on paper (ambient diva jungle?) sounds atrocious and distills the base elements and manages to coalesce them into something mesmerizing. There’s plenty more on tracks like “Cyberjazz” and “The Reno” and of course the future soul of “Finley’s Rainbow.”


About Kuri

I am a dj and music journalist trying to spread the word on quality past and future techno/house/electronic music.
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1 Response to Black Secret Technology

  1. interzone says:

    this record is the biggest thing in the Techno.

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