Tresor Records has announced the release of a series of special editions of Drexciya‘s back catalogue, to mark the 20th anniversary of the passing of electronic pioneer James Stinson.

To support the series, the label, working with Stinson’s family, have commissioned Detroit-based contemporary artist Matthew Angelo Harrison to re-conceptualise the covers of Tresor’s Drexciya-related catalogue.

The first release as part of the series is the seminal, sub-aquatic Neptune’s Lair, originally released in 1999, one of the most celebrated techno albums of the late 90s, which was re-released on 2 September.

In October, the series continues with the re-release of Hydro Doorways, on 7 October, while November sees the release of Harnessed The Storm and Digital Tsunami. February 2023 sees Transllusion get re-released, with the series completed with Shifted Phases – The Cosmic Memoirs Of The Late Great Rupert J. Rosinthrope at the end of March.

As Tresor put it on its Bandcamp page, ‘These records, individually and as a catalogue, represent some of the most crucial moments in the Tresor label history, with the sound and mythic world of Drexciya undoubtedly inspiring generations.’

More information is available via Tresor’s Bandcamp page.

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