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ARTIST
TITLE
Late Bloomers
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
COR 012CD COR 012CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
6/5/2007

This is the full-length CD debut by Isreal-born Guy Gerber. With the first tracks on Late Bloomers, Gerber already makes clear what this is all about. Not only does he mix house, techno and trance like nobody else -- he also produces with accordion sounds and basslines reminiscent of Queen's "Another One Bites The Dust" ("Unfulfilled") without any concern, also showing multiple influences from Carl Craig via Giorgio Moroder to Jean Michel Jarre. The first real climax of the CD is reached on track 5 with Gerber's last 12" smash for Cocoon "Belly Dancing," immediately followed by last year's hit "Sea Of Sand," a track which was not missing from the set of any techno or house DJ in 2006. With "Persona Non Grata," he proves that he keeps his cool. "Moody Samba" offers a total contrast, proving Mr. Gerber's versatility without ever appearing random, sounding like a remix of Aphex Twin's "Analogue Bubblebath." "2 Birds 1 Stoned" is weird and energetic, with basslines that remind of the high times of giant open air raves in Northern England in the beginning of the '90s. After the first part of the CD with its well-known and expected hits, Gerber skillfully brings the listener down again with "Planetarium" and "Last Frequency." The latter track with its arpeggiated lines harkens the Blade Runner soundtrack, only with a shuffled beat underneath. In case you meet someone next week who completely missed the last 15 years of club history, just give him this CD and within a few moments, he will get a comprehensive impression of what has musically happened on the best four-to-the-floors around the world. We bow in awe.