Single Of The Week:
A GUY CALLED GERALD – "Darker Than I Should"/Gloc" and "Nazinji-Zaka"/"Hot foot" (Juice Box)
The Week Mr "Voodoo Ray" is now at the forefront of "intelligent hardcore", hence these two 12-inch records of densely textured ambient jungle. "Darker" and "Nazinji" offer ethno-pagan cyber-jazz which picks up where 808 State's "State Ritual" left off, while "Gloc" is so sensuously disorientating that it could be from My Bloody Valentine's forthcoming jungle-influenced LP.
THE KGB – "I Feel The Magic" (Juice Box)
More lush and languid enchantment from "Executive Producer" A Guy Called Gerald's Juice Box label. Jazz-funk for the 21st Century.