Drexciya ‎– The Journey Home

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Black Sea 6:21
Darthouven Fish Men 2:53
Hydro Theory 6:50
Journey Home 4:41

Versions (4)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WAP 57, WAP | 57 Drexciya The Journey Home(12") Warp Records, Warp Records WAP 57, WAP | 57 UK 1995 Sell This Version
WAP 57 Drexciya The Journey Home EP(12", EP, Promo, W/Lbl) Warp Records WAP 57 UK 1995 Sell This Version
WAP 57CD, WAP | 57CD Drexciya The Journey Home(CD, EP) Warp Records, Warp Records WAP 57CD, WAP | 57CD UK 1995 Sell This Version
none Drexciya The Journey Home(4xFile, MP3, EP, VBR) Warp Records none UK Unknown

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laluna

laluna

January 28, 2016
referencing The Journey Home, 12", WAP 57, WAP | 57
somewhere in my collection i have a spare cover for this,if anyones after one.let me know
Thunderloops

Thunderloops

October 28, 2015
referencing The Journey Home, 12", WAP 57, WAP | 57

Possibly my favourite of all the Drexciya records, and the easiest to get. Moody and smooth, Journey Home is a great piece of middle mood bouncey electronica, while Black Sea is very classic Drexciyan intensity. Across 4 tracks it really sums the variety of Drexciyan expression and is a great intro to the band.
9093

9093

January 23, 2015
referencing The Journey Home, 12", WAP 57, WAP | 57
Ron Hardy?
I'm sure..but call a pedant.
Wrong City saan.
9093

9093

January 23, 2015
referencing The Journey Home, 12", WAP 57, WAP | 57
Re below.
303's? Where?
Some people ought to refrain from touching things that look like they say qwerty.

Anyways, when I get on desert island on r4 black sea is in there.
theskyisfalling

theskyisfalling

January 10, 2015
referencing The Journey Home, 12", WAP 57, WAP | 57
You can buy the 4 volume Clone reissues that feature the 4 tracks from this ep for about £15 a pop, or you could just spend that £60 on this. Or be greedy and get'em all.
spa5tik0lonz

spa5tik0lonz

August 4, 2014
referencing The Journey Home, 12", WAP 57, WAP | 57

"Black sea" and "Hydro theory" fuck yeah....
reverberation

reverberation

February 12, 2014
edited about 1 year ago
referencing The Journey Home, 12", WAP 57, WAP | 57
A lot of people talk about how the electronic rawness was born in Chicago. due to limited funds by artists like Phuture and Ron Hardy who had to use scrappy mixers and cheap karaoke machine called TB-303, but a lot of people do not discuss about how Drexciya took that rawness into a different completely imaginative direction.

The Drex crew hit the jackpot with this EP, it fits like fingers to glove to the "freakiness" and the "weirdness" Warp records presented in those current times. "Darthouven Fish Men" is a dirty melody which sounds like a computer malfunction repeatedly hitting an error, it is jumpy and crunchy with scattered envelops all around.

"Black Sea" is a deep journey into Detroit's famous Packard Automotive Plant rave scene which was flourishing in the 90's, it is trance before trance was gentrified. the thing so unique about Drexicya is that they used distortion but it never sounded bad quality distortion, it was a matter of science for James & Gerald - how can we make heavily distorted and compressed sounds without making them sound bad?

"Hydro Theory" is the treasure here, that breathing heavily sound in the background is probably timed frame to the recognizable Drexciya, anybody who bootlegs that aquarium deep sea sound will get his ass whooped instantly thinking he is playing a Drex track.

"Journey Home" offers a more instrumental side to things with a light funky attitude. its an alien keyboard with a humorist twist, known legacy of this moniker.
SoloStrike

SoloStrike

February 5, 2011
referencing The Journey Home, 12", WAP 57, WAP | 57
Love this record. Need a spare sleeve for mine, if anyone has one for sale then shout me!
perla

perla

December 17, 2008
referencing The Journey Home, 12", WAP 57, WAP | 57
Okay, this is one of the best electronic music 12" ever. Quite an strong statement! On the one hand, black sea is a techno slap in your face, a tour the force, what a track! You play this in front of a crowd and you got it all. Extremely strong track, perfectly crafted and with superb sound design and production. It sounds full but not crowded with sounds, the mix is quite dirty in the good sense of the word. Just brilliant!
On the other hand, you have the journey home, emotional, intelligent and one of those tracks that make sense of the tittle, it really feels like in a long journey going back to your home or safe place.
What else can you ask for a 12"?