Transllusion 'Opening Of The Cerebral Gate' 3xLP
In between the re-releases of the two legendary Drexciya albums released on Tresor in '99 and '01, the Berlin techno institute is proud to re-present Transllusion's The Opening Of The Cerebral Gate. Produced by the late James Marcel Stinson and released in 2001 via Supremat, a short-lived sub-label Tresor dedicated to a more abstract and experimental electro sound, it was conceived as the second part of the so-called Drexciyan Storms - a whopping stack of seven albums by the Detroit pair released under different monikers within a single year (the Tresor album Harnessed The Storm being the ﬁrst). This phase marks a groundbreaking time for the duo, their cosmos breaking wide open, rightat the dawn of a new technological era in electronic music production. All this is deeply reﬂected in Transllusion's ﬁrst album. Thematically, The Opening Of The Cerebral Gate saw Stinson shift away from the grand narrative of the Drexciyan saga, instead exploring a sub-plot of esoteric concepts revolving around internal, mental and psychedelic tropes. Musically, it presents the electro genius at the height of his game. The album is chock full of hypercharged arpeggios and driving pulse patterns, morse-like tones and chord stabs, huge, über-booming tympanic kicks and grainy snares, (see openers Transmission of Life and War of the Clones). On the other end of the stylistic spectrum it features sweeter tones and moments of sheer, staggering beauty (Dimensional Glide or the cd's centerpieces Look Within and Unordinary Realities).In between, all kinds of alien electro funk shadings are to be found, every single track so well-executed making it impossible to pick a highlight.For the ﬁrst time music fans will be able to experience the whole journey on vinyl.
Catalogue number: TRESOR270