Shiva Chandra (Daniel Vernunft) is progressive psytrance pioneer, practically inventing the genre himself. As he was involved with making music his whole life, a onetime aspiring jazz pianist , he started to make trance in the beginning of the 1990’s. He has intelligently developed his own very independent trance style by taking acoustic samples and integrating them in a homogenous, complete music, launching the minimal progressive “Hamburg Style”. A true psytrance legend!
Gecko was released back in 2001 on Spirit Zone Recordings. The album is full of pumping rich minimal psytrance. The album was considered innovative when he was released, as it’s focus is on hypnotizing rhythms rather than entrancing melodies, typical to the Goa and full-on sound that were popular back then.
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