A Guy Called Gerald - Proto Acid: The Berlin Sessions 2 / 12"
Proto Acid: The Berlin Sessions 2
Following the first critically acclaimed 'Proto Acid' album, the Berlin-based acid house innovator A Guy Called Gerald provided a taster for what to expect from the second instalment. 'Voltar' (Bring Da Rain mix) starts with shuffling drums and tribal beats, but as the track evolves, haunting sounds and Native American Indian chanting are gradually introduced. 'Voltar' builds and builds, reaching a filtered climax, and after it breaks down, tripped out bass lends a more DJ-friendly direction. The end result is an adventurous take on house music. 'Sweet You' (Bitter Mix) is an entirely different matter and shows that Gerald is still adept at crafting deep dance floor grooves. Subtle breaks and understated drums provide the basis for dreamy Motor City chords, a plunging, resonating bassline and old school piano keys. As its title suggests, 'Sweet You' is a beautifully evocative piece of music that'll appeal to the heart, head and feet.