DREXCIYA (+related projects, albums only)

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and you thought the kranky poll was tough!

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Drexciya: Neptune's Lair 4
The Other People Place: Lifestyles Of The Laptop Cafe 3
Drexciya: The Quest 2
Dopplereffekt: Gesamtkunstwerk 2
Drexciya: Harnessed The Storm 1
Drexciya: Grava 4 1
Dopplereffekt: Linear Accelerator 0
Der Zyklus: Biometry 0
Japanese Telecom: Virtual Geisha 0
Japanese Telecom: Japanese Telecom 0
Arpanet: Inertial Frame 0
Arpanet: Quantum Transposition 0
Arpanet: Wireless Internet 0
Shifted Phases : The Cosmic Memoirs Of The Late Great Rupert J. Rosinthrope 0
Lab Rat XL: Mice Or Cyborg 0
Abstract Thought: Hypothetical Situations 0
Dopplereffekt: Calabi Yau Space0


, Friday, 13 July 2007 00:25 (eleven years ago) Permalink

durr i forgot to include Transllusion u_u

, Friday, 13 July 2007 00:28 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Elecktroids?

jed_, Friday, 13 July 2007 00:51 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Neptunes Lair - underrated - takes a while to get your head around, but worth the effort.

moley, Friday, 13 July 2007 00:59 (eleven years ago) Permalink

NEPTUNE'S LAIR NEPTUNE'S LAIR NEPTUNE'S LAIR NEPTUNE'S LAIR ooh yeah very tough poll, hmm let's see... NEPTUNE'S LAIR NEPTUNE'S LAIR NEPTUNE'S LAIR NEPTUNE'S LAIR maybe Wireless Internet? Or Gesamtkuntwerk. NEPTUNE'S LAIR NEPTUNE'S LAIR NEPTUNE'S LAIR NEPTUNE'S LAIR

blunt, Friday, 13 July 2007 02:00 (eleven years ago) Permalink

option paralysis...

Display Name, Friday, 13 July 2007 02:03 (eleven years ago) Permalink

(v v sorry abt "Gesamtkuntwerk")

blunt, Friday, 13 July 2007 02:18 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Lifestyles Of The Laptop Cafe ... maybe ... dunno

Romeo Jones, Friday, 13 July 2007 02:52 (eleven years ago) Permalink

yes, this needs Elecktroids. but Other People Place.

resolved, Friday, 13 July 2007 15:45 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Neptune's Lair because it was the stuff on that that first got me into them. The Quest is probably just as good but in a different way (more clubby?). I've been listening to 'Black Sea' a bit lately. Their little 'fifths' stabs + string chords are v cool.

blueski, Friday, 13 July 2007 16:14 (eleven years ago) Permalink

option paralysis...

dude that's Drum Club!

blueski, Friday, 13 July 2007 16:17 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Lab Rat is good. Other People Place too. But they're not Drexciya enough to win this.

Noodle Vague, Friday, 13 July 2007 19:20 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

ILX System, Wednesday, 18 July 2007 23:01 (eleven years ago) Permalink

This is tough one, but Neptune's Lair is wonderful, all 21 tracks of it!

Gesamkunstwerk is a close 2nd, though.

Michael Servetus, Thursday, 19 July 2007 03:54 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Bubble Metropolis off this: http://www.discogs.com/release/6061

sous les paves, Thursday, 19 July 2007 04:07 (eleven years ago) Permalink

http://epguides.com/DangerBay/cast.jpg

I always wished their song Danger Bay was in reference to Canada's best show.

Michael Servetus, Thursday, 19 July 2007 04:15 (eleven years ago) Permalink

It's v close between Gesamtkunstwerk and The Quest, but... imma have to go with Gesamt simply for the life-changing effects it had

Stevie D, Thursday, 19 July 2007 04:45 (eleven years ago) Permalink

If only The Journey Home were an album...

Bill in Chicago, Thursday, 19 July 2007 12:46 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

ILX System, Thursday, 19 July 2007 23:01 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Virtual Geisha, Cosmic Memoirs and Biometry deserved more votes, but, yeah.

, Thursday, 19 July 2007 23:08 (eleven years ago) Permalink

The other people place??? Are you serious? God, it was so boring compared to the other top 4!

Stevie D, Thursday, 19 July 2007 23:45 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Oh... I would have voted for Arpanet (probably Quantum Transposition), but I didn't realize it was a Drexciya-related project.

Paul in Santa Cruz, Friday, 20 July 2007 15:20 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I would have voted for the Other People Place if I'd seen this.

jim, Friday, 20 July 2007 15:27 (eleven years ago) Permalink

four years pass...

What else sounds like Other People Place? i.e. Drexciya-like but more relaxed, I guess.

toby, Sunday, 8 January 2012 11:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

Other People Place record is pretty much the best record ever made imo

post, Sunday, 8 January 2012 11:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

To me, I relate OPP to Model 500's Be Brave;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4djpuoVg0Q

mmmm, Sunday, 8 January 2012 14:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

and maybe Blaze's Wishing You Were Here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFr2eVvssWs

mmmm, Sunday, 8 January 2012 14:06 (seven years ago) Permalink

nothing I know that is v similar to OPP, it's really cool.

mmmm, Sunday, 8 January 2012 14:08 (seven years ago) Permalink

On the other hand The Other People Place is similar to Sharivari!

mmmm, Sunday, 8 January 2012 14:12 (seven years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap150911.html

willem, Friday, 11 September 2015 11:23 (three years ago) Permalink

what does that have to do with drexciya?

hello, it me (clouds), Friday, 11 September 2015 23:52 (three years ago) Permalink

a squid near a flying bat in grava 4 is drexciyan. got me?

linee, Saturday, 12 September 2015 06:00 (three years ago) Permalink

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-m8n2XnJLplw/VGB9hRkQ1_I/AAAAAAAABjQ/TGBa1tCSm0c/s1600/R-739-1080826572.jpg

But yeah, this seems like it's applicable to all phallic squid iconography, as opposed to the Drex specifically.

EDB, Saturday, 12 September 2015 18:00 (three years ago) Permalink

wake me up when we reach lardossa

hello, it me (clouds), Saturday, 12 September 2015 19:35 (three years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Just reading an RA rave review of the Warp Laptop Cafe re-issue inspired me to dig out some old Drexciya. Man, I don't think I've ever found a more perfect use of 4 minutes than Triangular Hydrogen Strain. I think Laptop Cafe is a beautiful album, but this poll gets it about right.

calzino, Wednesday, 15 February 2017 15:08 (two years ago) Permalink

Of course Oxyplasmic Gyration Beam is alltime as well .. what an album Neptune's lair is.

calzino, Wednesday, 15 February 2017 15:11 (two years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

Other People Place record is pretty much the best record ever made imo

― post, Sunday, January 8, 2012 4:40 AM (seven years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 13:00 (one week ago) Permalink

calzino kinda otm though, nothing like neptune's lair, builds on all the single releases and takes them to new subspaces

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 13:01 (one week ago) Permalink

anyway i spent my entire sick day yesterday listening to drexciya

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 13:02 (one week ago) Permalink

is that Elecktroids reissue worth picking up?

Neil S, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 13:03 (one week ago) Permalink

lifestyles of the laptop café uncannily the exact kind of record i would want to make if i made dance music xp

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 13:06 (one week ago) Permalink

I'd have probably gone Grava 4, if only for the mighty 'Cascading Celestial Giants'.

Good cop, Babcock (Chinaski), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 14:30 (one week ago) Permalink

I'd never heard the Lifestyles of the Laptop Café album until today. It's quite good innit.

Good cop, Babcock (Chinaski), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 14:47 (one week ago) Permalink

xxxp damn right the elecktroids reissue is worth picking up

the late great, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 15:02 (one week ago) Permalink

ta, it's on my list!

Neil S, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 15:07 (one week ago) Permalink

also the transllusion album is nearly as good as lifestyles

i am waiting for the day harnessing the storm fully clicks with me but i think it's supposed to be kind of introverted and static

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 18:28 (one week ago) Permalink

living the laptop cafe lifestyle so hard rn. literally but also i do love that album. cool flex where drexciya just make the best electro album kinda on a whim like nbd. i guess it’s easier on a technical lev than hectic robo techno, to program or wtv

flopson, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 18:41 (one week ago) Permalink

uh why would you think that?

the late great, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 18:52 (one week ago) Permalink

i don't know much of anything about drexciya and spin-off groups, other than a superficial knowledge, but i randomly heard transllusion recently and it was pretty mind-blowing

na (NA), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 19:28 (one week ago) Permalink

uh why would you think that?

― the late great, Wednesday, March 13, 2019 2:52 PM (forty-one minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

bc it sounds less busy and complex. ‘aqua worm hole’ sounds harder to make than ‘its your love’. i can p much play the latter by ear and recognize most of the presets from the one summer ducking around w synth and drum machine, but i have no idea how to make many of the sounds on worm hole (not to mention other more bonkers drexciya songs i don’t rememb names of)

flopson, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 19:44 (one week ago) Permalink

i take it from your incensed reaction that this was a controversial statement. seems obvious to me. maybe it’s really easy to program hectic drexciya style techno and i just don’t know the tricks

flopson, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 19:45 (one week ago) Permalink

not incensed, jeez

the late great, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 19:46 (one week ago) Permalink

u incensed bro

flopson, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 19:53 (one week ago) Permalink

i remember let me be me coming on in the dancing one time when i was fully of eccy. very emotionally cathartic

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 20:03 (one week ago) Permalink

calling out that bassline on "it's your love" bc, imo, it's one of the best ever

this album always struck me as maybe superficially simple but extremely well-written. even tho every track only has a few elements in the mix, every sound is v well-chosen and it all just locks in perfectly, like computer world or something. but i don't make techno so what do I know? I could be off on that.

easily my fave drexciya-related record too. I think I probably heard it first and found their records a little underwhelming in comparison but i'm over that now. but I've never really stopped going back to laptop cafe since it came out.

(⊙_⊙?) (original bgm), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 23:19 (one week ago) Permalink

god lab rat xl is phenomenal

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Friday, 15 March 2019 00:42 (one week ago) Permalink

yeah, that's the most OPP-like drexciya thing for my money, well "lab rat 3" anyway

(⊙_⊙?) (original bgm), Friday, 15 March 2019 03:26 (one week ago) Permalink

Forty-minute double aquapak The Unknown Aquazone should be considered an album.

Andy K, Friday, 15 March 2019 15:03 (one week ago) Permalink

The Journey Home is prob my Drexciya OPO (I'm a softie)

brimstead, Friday, 15 March 2019 16:47 (one week ago) Permalink

the thing about "funk release valve" is that it really does release the funk

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Friday, 15 March 2019 23:27 (one week ago) Permalink

oh wait actually maybe my opo is "funk release valve".

brimstead, Saturday, 16 March 2019 03:14 (one week ago) Permalink

I'd have probably gone Grava 4, if only for the mighty 'Cascading Celestial Giants'.

― Good cop, Babcock (Chinaski), Wednesday, March 13, 2019 7:30 AM (three days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

wow grava 4 is outstanding and this is otm

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Saturday, 16 March 2019 15:59 (one week ago) Permalink

this is probably my favorite off that one, which is probably my favorite project of his outside of drexciya proper

https://youtu.be/C4F1cF31864

the late great, Sunday, 17 March 2019 16:32 (one week ago) Permalink

“cascading celestial giants” is probably the best thing he did in the “seven storms” era

the late great, Sunday, 17 March 2019 16:35 (one week ago) Permalink

shifted phases is excellent

have you gotten to arpanet wireless internet, dopplereffekt calabi yau space, the japanese telecom releases, or the clarence 12" yet, brad? all v much worth hearing & they cover a lot of different ground.

(⊙_⊙?) (original bgm), Sunday, 17 March 2019 20:35 (one week ago) Permalink

also: Glass Domain - "Interlock"

brimstead, Sunday, 17 March 2019 20:39 (one week ago) Permalink

Co-sign on Arpanet's Wirelesss Internet, and would add Dopplereffekt's 'Linear Accelerator' to the list as a crucial album. That one goes beyond space.

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Sunday, 17 March 2019 21:50 (one week ago) Permalink

omg riches and wonders

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Sunday, 17 March 2019 21:56 (one week ago) Permalink

i guess i can just listen to drexciya for the rest of my life

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Sunday, 17 March 2019 21:57 (one week ago) Permalink

and would add Dopplereffekt's 'Linear Accelerator' to the list as a crucial album. That one goes beyond space.

I don't think I was ready for this one at the time (wanted more beats). it's high time to give it another go.

(⊙_⊙?) (original bgm), Monday, 18 March 2019 00:44 (one week ago) Permalink

Oh I truly hope you do. The beats are in the second part of the album, but if all goes well you will be sucked into side A so completely, you won't be longing for beats any longer. 'Linear Accelerator' is a mirage, a dive deep into the sonic wormhole, a gift. It's a miracle of a record. I do not say this lightly.

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 18 March 2019 22:05 (one week ago) Permalink

we are all aware that the dopplereffekt guy and the drexciya guy are different guys right?

"linear accelerator" came out months after james stinson (drexciya guy) died. i always liked to think of it as a concept album, in which gerald donald (dopplereffekt guy) tries to use quantum mechanics to summon up the ghost of james stinson.

the late great, Monday, 18 March 2019 22:24 (one week ago) Permalink

"We" are aware, yes.

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 18 March 2019 22:35 (one week ago) Permalink

sorry just making sure ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

the late great, Monday, 18 March 2019 22:44 (one week ago) Permalink

nah it's cool! :)

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 18 March 2019 22:45 (one week ago) Permalink

I thought Drexciya was Stinson and Donald together, not just Stinson by himself?

Tuomas, Monday, 18 March 2019 23:02 (one week ago) Permalink

we are all aware that the dopplereffekt guy and the drexciya guy are different guys right?

you'll need to expand on this

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Monday, 18 March 2019 23:05 (one week ago) Permalink

xp to tuomas - my understanding is that drexciya became a solo stinson project around 1995

the late great, Monday, 18 March 2019 23:57 (one week ago) Permalink

Okay, I really don't know that much about Drexciyan history except a couple of articles I've read online, and the Resident Advisor mini-documentary, and I've never seen any breakdown of who did what on the Drexciya albums... Is there any good source for further information?

Tuomas, Tuesday, 19 March 2019 08:12 (six days ago) Permalink

There's really not much reliable information on who wrote what but it's believed that Stinson and Donald were Drexciya. It's rumoured that there were a couple of other guys in Elecktroids and I think The Other People Place was a Stinson solo thing

paolo, Tuesday, 19 March 2019 09:19 (six days ago) Permalink

The Elecktroids EP that was just reissued isn't great by the way. I picked up the Elecktroworld album and it's good but I was a bit underwhelmed tbh, not one of their best for me

paolo, Tuesday, 19 March 2019 09:21 (six days ago) Permalink

Is there any good source for further information?

― Tuomas, Tuesday, March 19, 2019 1:12 AM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

no, which is why i thought it was interesting that tlg was getting pedantic about it

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Tuesday, 19 March 2019 09:54 (six days ago) Permalink

This is really cool btw. 'The Book Of Drexciya, Volume One', a graphic novel about their history (and it raised nearly $19,000!)

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 19 March 2019 09:58 (six days ago) Permalink

Oh and this is a great piece on their history.

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 19 March 2019 10:03 (six days ago) Permalink

LBI, that's exactly the mini-documentary I mentioned above, but it doesn't say anything about who made which records... And the Red Bull article you linked seems to confirm Drexciya was a duo effort right until Grava 4.

Tuomas, Tuesday, 19 March 2019 11:53 (six days ago) Permalink

Sorry, oversaw that you mentioned it already.

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 19 March 2019 12:25 (six days ago) Permalink

In that article, this bit about the Shifted Phases pretty interesting:

Stinson’s death in September 2002 hardly stemmed the tide: Appearing posthumously were another Transllusion album (2002’s L.I.F.E. on Rephlex), Lab Rat XL’s Mice Or Cyborg in 2003 via Clone and Shifted Phases’ The Cosmic Memoirs of the Late Great Rupert J. Rosinthorpe, also released in 2002 via Tresor. At least, the Shifted Phases album is widely believed to have been by Stinson. According to Stoiber, however, Donald gave Stinson the completed album as a wedding present, “so it’s a Gerald record.”

If Shifted Phases is indeed Donald and not Stinson, then that would certainly mean Donald was contributing to Drexciya records post-1995, because the last track on the Shifted Phases album is the same tune as "Song of the Green Whale" on Harnessed the Storm.

Tuomas, Tuesday, 19 March 2019 12:31 (six days ago) Permalink

"this bit about the Shifted Phases album is pretty interesting"

Tuomas, Tuesday, 19 March 2019 12:32 (six days ago) Permalink

There was a great Wire piece by Kodwo Eshun that went deep into the mythos surrounding the various incarnations of Drexciya, playing heavily on Paul Gilroy's Black Atlantic.

I threw out all my old Wires last week and can't check which edition. I felt I needed to confess.

Good cop, Babcock (Chinaski), Tuesday, 19 March 2019 16:30 (six days ago) Permalink

the red bull piece mentions and links the piece: https://www.last.fm/pt/user/sannur/journal/2010/12/28/44l6br_fear_of_a_wet_%20planet_-_kodwo_eshun_on_drexc%EE%80%80!a

willem, Tuesday, 19 March 2019 18:11 (six days ago) Permalink

http://drexciyaresearchlab.blogspot.com/

brimstead, Tuesday, 19 March 2019 18:20 (six days ago) Permalink

lotta old articles there if you go back

brimstead, Tuesday, 19 March 2019 18:20 (six days ago) Permalink


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