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Neptune's Lair
Tresor Records
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Release Date
May 17, 2010
  • Vinyl 2×LP

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    • 2022 reissue restock
    • Re-conceptualised artwork Detroit-based contemporary artist Matthew Angelo Harrison
    • 180g vinyl
    • Silver pantone with spot varnish
  • CD

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    • 2022 reissue
    • Re-conceptualised art work Detroit-based contemporary artist Matthew Angelo Harrison
    • Digipack CD
    • Silver pantone

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Tresor really lead the way with their reissues, and 'Neptune's Lair' was an album begging to be given another airing. Drexciya (the late, great James Stinson and Gerald Donald/ Dopplereffekt) first emerged from the underwater gloom in 1989. Under the encoded myth of a Drexciyan race of underwater dwellers descended from pregnant slave women thrown overboard during trans-Atlantic deportation they hid. Within this fiction, their music - which they claimed was recorded "Live in the studio" rather than programmed - was imagined as a "dimensional jumphole" between their black African roots and the contemporary USA. Neptune's Lair is their flawless document in sound, first issued in 1999, its knock on influence unheralded, its genius ready to inspire a new generation.

Press Release

Tresor Records is proud to announce forthcoming special editions of its entire catalogue of Drexciya and related projects. 2022 marks the 20th anniversary of the passing of James Stinson and the releases of the Transllusion and Shifted Phases albums. In recognition, the rights holders, their families, and the label have commissioned Detroit-based contemporary artist Matthew Angelo Harrison to re-conceptualize the covers of Tresor's Drexciya-related catalogue. These editions will be released sequentially, bimonthly, starting early-September 2022. The series starts with Neptune's Lair, first released in 1999, with the Hydro Doorways single arriving shortly after. In November, Harnessed The Storm and Digital Tsunami are coming. In 2023 comes the release of Transllusion in February. The series is completed by the long-awaited re-release of Shifted Phases - The Cosmic Memoirs Of The Late Great Rupert J. Rosinthrope - at the end of March.

  • 2LP contains 13 tracks with instant download of 21 tracks
  • CD contains 21 tracks

Digital Tracklist

  1. 1 Intro: Temple of Dos de Agua 1:02 Buy

    Intro: Temple of Dos de Agua

  2. 2 Species of the Pod 3:55 Buy

    Species of the Pod

  3. 3 Andreaen Sand Dunes 6:16 Buy

    Andreaen Sand Dunes

  4. 4 Running out of Space 1:54 Buy

    Running out of Space

  5. 5 Habitat of Negative 5:19 Buy

    Habitat of Negative

  6. 6 Universal Element 1:58 Buy

    Universal Element

  7. 7 Drifting Into A Time Of No Future 3:34 Buy

    Drifting Into A Time Of No Future

  8. 8 Polymono Plexusgel 3:10 Buy

    Polymono Plexusgel

  9. 9 Surface Terrestial Colonization 6:57 Buy

    Surface Terrestial Colonization

  10. 10 Funk Release Valve 3:08 Buy

    Funk Release Valve

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2LP Track List

  1. A1 Intro: Temple Of Dos De Agua 01:00
  2. A2 Andreaen Sand Dunes 06:15
  3. A3 Running Out Of Space 01:54
  4. A4 Universal Element 01:55
  5. B1 Habitat 'O' Negative 05:16
  6. B2 Funk Release Valve 03:06
  7. B3 Organic Hydropoly Spores 02:07
  8. B4 Draining Of The Tanks 02:43
  9. C1 Surface Terrestrial Colonization 06:56
  10. C2 Oxyplasmic Gyration Beam 04:17
  11. D1 Triangular Hydrogen Strain 03:55
  12. D2 Bottom Feeders 03:25
  13. D3 C To The Power Of X + C To The Power Of X=MM=Unknown 02:35


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