Ninth Award: Black Secret Technology by A Guy Called Gerald
I listened to this album yesterday and it just about moved me to tears for all the wasted potential of my youth.
The music is very beautiful and it threw me strongly into involuntary reflection of my past. The sense of naive promise and ambition, along with all of what I don’t like to think about because it’s upsetting to recall.
The tears welled up, but they never grew large enough to roll down my face.
It’s twenty years since I heard this music. I used to own a copy on CD, but I lent it to someone back in 1997 or 98 and never got it back.
Listening to it now because I wanted to recommend to my nineteen year old nephew some of the electronic music which I used to like when I was his kind of age.
Black Secret Technology (1995) by A Guy Called Gerald
I am making attempts to contact A Guy Called Gerald so that I can present the award to him. If I am unable to do so then the prize money will be re-invested in funding future awards and the commemorative medal will be kept in the BSAP archive.