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5.0 out of 5 stars Final journey in Clone's Drexciya compilation series, 24 Dec 2013
This review is from: Journey Of The Deep Sea Dweller IV (Audio CD)
It's very much to Clone Records' credit that they have taken their time to curate the works of Drexciya. Four individually released albums (of which this is the last), rather than one indigestible box set. Music to be played and not coveted.

For me, the big surprise with this final volume was the inclusion of six (well, five plus an interlude) unreleased tracks, only one of which is, perhaps, not absolutely top-notch.

As for the previously released stuff, does music get any better than "Water Walker" or "Living on the Edge"?

Criticisms? More of an observation than a criticism of the quadrilogy as a whole, not necessarily this CD, is the omission, from the group's UR period, of "Aquaticizem" (originally on Interstellar Fugitives) which was perhaps their maddest ever piece.

I hope Clone keep all four LPs in this series in print indefinitely, as this is music not to be forgotten.

Next stop - the Red Planet?
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Initial post: 27 Dec 2013 09:35:10 GMT
Last edited by the author on 27 Dec 2013 10:11:09 GMT
Where is 'Dr. Blowfins Experiment', a very good and dark track from the b-side of the Uncharted EP (SID 005)? And where is the hard L.A.M. Stuff from their early Hardwax EP 'Balance of Terror'?

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Dec 2013 11:07:38 GMT
Last edited by the author on 27 Dec 2013 11:08:33 GMT
Well I don't know, but I suspect that Uncharted may be viewed by the compilers as something of an exception, given that it was only available from the Submerge shop and as such a "for the fans" release. Perhaps it would come as something of a disappointment to anyone who had gone to the trouble of getting hold of a copy of that EP only for it to be devalued by all of its tracks later appearing on CD? As for the Drexciya alter-egos, I think that Clone/Mad Mike have stuck strictly only to the material that was released as Drexciya, perhaps because Drexciya was a concept distinct from those other artists. By the way, L.A.M's "Balance of Terror" is available as a download should you be after a digital copy.

All the best - Colin

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jan 2014 09:34:21 GMT
Davetids says:
Red Planet would be welcome, I think I have them all on vinyl but also have the comp CD that is long out of print but you could probably rack out at least 2 comps of their (his?) stuff, as a lot of the b-sides were top notch.

Posted on 12 Apr 2014 00:12:40 BDT
Scubadevils says:
Oh yes, I'd love to see a Red Planet comp issued. I never managed to pick up the original CD release... I do have several of the 12's alright, but I'd like the convenience of a CD or two to rip to FLAC.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Apr 2014 00:18:15 BDT
Yeah, the RP CD was hard to get hold of and wasn't comprehensive. I am lucky enough to have a copy, but it's missing loads.

All the best- Colin
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