Boomkat Product Review:
Clone do the world another favour, compiling the 3rd volume of remastered Drexciya classics and obscurities.
Compared with so much grid-locked house and techno created during their decade-long lifespan, Drexciya offered an intuitively fluid solution, often recording and playing live to capture an abstract, soulful essence rarely witnessed in any of their contemporaries, harnessing and channelling electronic soul energy, rather than being dictated by it. Their treacherously non-linear edits have long tripped up many a DJ who was probably too boring to bother with anyway, and factored with their sonic fictional myth science, artwork and unique, between-worlds soundsphere, they created a legacy whose capital cannot be measured in standard terms and whose impact may never be fully quantified.
On 'Journey of the Deep Sea Dweller III' we cross paths with some total essentials and rarities from their early-mid '90s golden era: we're talking the likes of 'Aquabahn''s body-rocking hydraulics; the mystic martian noise and funk of 'Red Hills of Lardossa'; surreal horror drama on 'Vampire Island'; the lip-sucking techno torque and shark-eyed vibes of 'Intensified Magnetron' - plus unreleased gems such as the Detroit synth-pop oddity 'Flying Fish' and the magical 'Unknown Journey IV'. You know what to do!...