Black Secret Technology

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Black Secret Technology
Studio album by A Guy Called Gerald
Released 1995
Genre Drum and bass
Label Juice Box Records
Producer Gerald Simpson
A Guy Called Gerald chronology
28 Gun Bad Boy
(1992)
Black Secret Technology
(1995)
Essence
(2000)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media (8.7/10) link
Unsung (unrated) link

Black Secret Technology is the fourth album by house music and drum and bass pioneer A Guy Called Gerald, released in February 1995 to widespread critical acclaim.

It is regarded as one of the most important albums in the genre of drum and bass, and is often compared to the classic Timeless by Goldie, which was released six months later.

Goldie collaborated with Gerald on the track "Energy", while Finley Quaye provided guest vocals on "Finley's Rainbow (Slow Motion Mix)".

In 1996 a reissue was released which had a slightly different tracklist, slightly altered tracks and a new cover.

In the summer of 2008, a remastered version of Black Secret Technology was released, which featured massively improved sound quality. The original 1995 version of the album had suffered from an inferior sound mix, due to bad mastering.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "So Many Dreams" - 6:45
  2. "Alita's Dream" - 5:00
  3. "Finley's Rainbow (Slow Motion Mix)" - 5:30
  4. "The Nile" - 4:14
  5. "Energy (Extended Mix)" - 6:12
  6. "Silent Cry" - 5:42
  7. "Dreaming of You" - 6:12
  8. "Survival" - 5:44
  9. "Cybergen" - 4:32
  10. "The Reno" - 5:18
  11. "Cyberjazz" - 4:52
  12. "Voodoo Rage" - 6:02
  13. "Life Unfolds His Mystery" - 5:21
  14. "Touch Me' - 6.33 (bonus track on the original CD release; not included on 2008 CD reissue)