Black Secret Technology

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Black Secret Technology
Black Secret Technology - A Guy Called Gerald.jpg
Studio album by A Guy Called Gerald
Released March 1995
Genre Jungle[1]
Label Juice Box[1]
Producer Gerald Simpson
A Guy Called Gerald chronology
28 Gun Bad Boy
(1992)
Black Secret Technology
(1995)
Essence
(2000)

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.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 5/5 stars[2]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music 4/5 stars[3]
The Guardian 4/4 stars[1]
NME 8/10[4]
Pitchfork Media 8.7/10[5]
Record Collector 4/5 stars[6]
Select 4/5[7]

In contemporary reviews, The Guardian gave the album a four out of four star rating, proclaiming that Simpson was "among the first of his peers to corral the acid sound on to a satisfying album. Here, we find him doing precisely for jungle what he helped do for that earlier form. Anyone who's been wondering what ll the fuss was about should hear this just to learn what jungle can be in the right hands - enthralling."[1]

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)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Smith, Andy (17 March 1995). "Your Essential Guide to the New CDs". The Guardian. pp. A12–A14. ISSN 0261-3077. 
  2. ^ Cooper, Sean. "Black Secret Technology – A Guy Called Gerald". AllMusic. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
  3. ^ Larkin, Colin (2009). "A Guy Called Gerald". The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199726363. 
  4. ^ Lewis, Angela. "A Guy Called Gerald – Black Secret Technology". NME. Archived from the original on 12 October 2000. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
  5. ^ Finney, Tim (13 January 2009). "A Guy Called Gerald: Black Secret Technology". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
  6. ^ Needs, Kris (December 2008). "A Guy Called Gerald – Black Secret Technology". Record Collector (356). Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
  7. ^ Harrison, Ian (February 1997). "A Guy Called Gerald: Black Secret Technology". Select (80): 91.