Shiva Chandra ‎– Gecko

Spirit Zone Recordings ‎– SPIRIT ZONE 110
CD, Album


1 Acht Achtel 8:12
2 BSB 7:15
3 Vierenkrach 9:17
4 Gecko 10:09
5 Tom Cat 8:31
6 Karasu 9:24
7 Bali Frogs 9:46
8 N.Y. Papatacci 7:54

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Comes in a Digipak.

For tracks 4 - 6 - 7 goes a big thanx to DJ Mapusa Mapusa.

Total time: 70:30

℗ + © 2001 Spirit Zone Records
Made in Germany

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 18755 21102 1
  • Barcode (String): 718755211021
  • Label Code: LC 02413
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Matrix / Runout: D0578

Other Versions (4 of 4) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
VORTEX CD 002 Shiva Chandra Gecko(CD, Album) Vortex Productions VORTEX CD 002 South Africa 2001 Sell This Version
Spirit Zone 110 Shiva Chandra Gecko(3x12") Spirit Zone Recordings Spirit Zone 110 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
SPIRIT ZONE 110, WSZ 200.783 Shiva Chandra Gecko(Cass, Album, Dol) Spirit Zone Recordings, Wizard (4) SPIRIT ZONE 110, WSZ 200.783 Bulgaria 2002 Sell This Version
SZ110 Shiva Chandra Gecko(3x12", W/Lbl) Spirit Zone Recordings SZ110 Germany 2001 Sell This Version


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September 20, 2006
edited over 11 years ago

A milestone in Minimal Trance. No progressive, no psychedelic techno, but pure minimal: Hamburg-style from around 2000-2002. This particular type of trance can be seen as a reaction to the overly melodic & happy-happy-joy-joy Goatrance of the late 90's. The focus is on hypnotizing rhythms rather than entrancing melodies & the general idea is "Less is more".
"Karasu" is a nice example that not àll minimal has the same “plok-plok-plok-…” bass line & tracks like "BSB" & "Vierenkrach" how catchy & well-structured Daniel Vernuft's productions can be. The most powerful track is definitely "Tom Cat": mechanical pounding beats with just a slight melody bubbling up in the second half.
The main theme of the album is achieved through the very original sampling, something typical for Shiva Chandra. Here he uses a lot of tropical animal-sounds like the Frogs from Bali or the Gecko in the title track. This was probably inspired by traveling Thailand, home of the legendary Full Moon Parties.
The album might sound a bit dated today, but it still stands its ground...



January 20, 2003

Psycho-Trance so dry and minimal you can barely imagine. Suggested for those moments of altered counsciousness.