A Guy Called Gerald Proto Acid: The Berlin Sessions
- Words: Rachel Shimp
- Label: Laboratory Instinct
There‘s no denying the importance of Gerald Simpson‘s contributions to modern electronic music (see 808 State and "Voodoo Ray"), but his last full-length was a bit of a letdown. Stylistically scattered, it signaled a slump for the prolific producer that Proto Acid handily calls bullshit on. Here are 20-plus brand-new tracks of sizzling techno recorded in one smooth session. They‘re as fresh as anything coming from Berlin, and readymade for the dancefloor. Shooting at multiple targets never guarantees a hit, but luckily this one nails it.
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