2022 marks the 20th anniversary of the passing of James Stinson & the releases of the Transllusion &Shifted Phases albums.
In recognition, the rightsholders, their families & the label have commissioned Detroit-based contemporary artist Matthew Angelo Harrison to re-conceptualize the covers of Tresor’s Drexciya-related catalogue. Matthew Angelo Harrison explores the African-American experience & the history of labor in the United States with a visual language in tune with the Drexciyan mythology of potent, technically- advanced warriors born from mothers thrown overboard during forced migration.
The series starts bimonthly from early September 2022, commencing with ‘Neptune’s Lair’, first out in 1999, with the ‘Hydro Doorways’ single arriving shortly after. In November 2022, ‘Harnessed The Storm’ & ‘Digital Tsunami’ are coming. In February 2023 the Transllusion records, both ‘The Opening Of The Cerebral Gate’ & complement single ‘Mind Over Positive And Negative Dimensional Matter’, will be released. 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 2023.
These records, individually & as a catalogue, represent some of the most crucial moments in the Tresor label history, with the sound & mythic world of Drexciya undoubtedly inspiring generations.
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