Tresor Announces Reissue of Drexciya Side Project, Transllusion
- Words: Jay Donaldson
Longstanding Berlin label Tresor is preparing to re-release material from Transllusion, a solo project from the late James Stinson of legendary electro duo Drexciya. The Opening of the Cerebral Gate (artwork above), which was originally released in 2001 on short-lived Tresor sublabel Supremat, reportedly saw Stinson shifting away from "the grand narrative of the Drexciyan saga, instead exploring a sub-plot of esoteric concepts revolving around internal, mental, and psychedelic tropes." A press release goes on to describe the effort as "chock full of hypercharged arpeggios and driving pulse patterns, morse-like tones and chord stabs, huge, über-booming tympanic kicks and grainy snares." Also to be found throughout the album are "sweeter tones" and "alien electro funk shadings."
Tresor will reissue The Opening of the Cerebral Gate on CD and triple LP on September 29. A bonus 12" of three additional Transllusion tracks, entitled Mind Over Positive and Negative Dimensional Matter, arrives a week later on October 6. Tracklists for both releases can be found below.
The Opening of the Cerebral Gate
1 – Transmission Of Life
2 – Negative Flash
3 – Walking With Clouds
4 – Cerebral Cortex Malfunction
5 – Cuban In Guyana
6 – Look Within
7 – Unordinary Realities
8 – Dimensional Glide
9 – War Of The Clones
10 – Crossing Into The Mental Astroplane
11 – Do You Want To Get Down?
12 – Do You Want To Get Down? (Vocal De Void)
Mind Over Positive and Negative Dimensional Matter
A1 – Power Of The 3rd Brain
A2 – Disrupted Neural Gateway
B – Do You Want To Get Down?
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