DUST OFF: Drexciya – Aquatic Invasion (UR-030 – 1995)

The countdown has begun, to the reissue of the year. “Journey of the Deep Sea Dweller”, the first in the Drexciya’s retrospective, when Clone Classic Cuts brings it to us in December 2011. Those in possession of hard-to-find original EPs might be irritated about this mission scrapping the back catalogue’s collector value, but Clone is doing a great favor to the community in sharing the legacy of Detroit’s ingenious electro act.

In anticipation, it’s good to recall “Aquatic Invasion” from 1995, which could be most electrifying assault by Drexciya. Two excellent cuts of pit bull electro: in “The Countdown Has Begun” one can’t escape hammering analog crudity, spiced up with gloomy proclamations. “Wavejumper” is an anthem to a legion of immortal frogmen combating the waves of the Atlantic. Calmer notes for the end when we resurface to the sun in “Sighting In The Abyss”.

The EP is from the harder end of Drexciya’s productions, having some common features with their L.A.M. (Life After Mutation) project on Detroit’s Hardwax. A real treasure by the deep-sea dweller.

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