Gui Boratto's new CD Take My Breath Away is another great album from the Brazilian DJ who's debut Chromophobia is one of my favorite minimal albums. This one follows a pretty similar path of intricate noises and wandering songs. He has a fairly basic structure to his song construction, but the parts that make up the whole are so great, that I almost appreciate the simplicity. The album artwork (available on his website) is pretty strange, nor do I like the idea of associating a picture with a minimal album. I much prefer the artwork for Chromophobia.
As far as the music goes, it is just what was expected, and that is definately a good thing. The guy has a good formula, and he is sticking to it. "No Turning Back" has a gritty sound to it, almost like an electric guitar, but yet it sounds as pleasant and any of his other songs. The vocals are spot on - minimal and secondary to the music, but adding a touch of humanity to the song. Once you guys listen, I'm sure you will know what I mean.