Drexciya ‎– Grava 4

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Cascading Celestial Giants
Gravity Waves
Powers Of The Deep
Drexcyen Star Chamber
Drexcyen R.E.S.T. Principle
Hightech Nomads
700 Million Light Years From Earth
Astronomical Guidepost

Versions (6)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
C#25 Drexciya Grava 4(2x12", Album) Clone C#25 Netherlands 2002 Sell This Version
C#25 Drexciya Grava 4(9xFile, MP3, 256) Clone C#25 Netherlands 2002
C#25 Drexciya Grava 4(9xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Clone C#25 Netherlands 2002
C#25 Drexciya Grava 4(CD, Album) Clone C#25 Netherlands 2002 Sell This Version
C#25 Drexciya Grava 4(2x12", Album, RP) Clone C#25 Netherlands 2004 Sell This Version
C#25 Drexciya Grava 4(2x12", Album, Ltd, RP, Cle) Clone C#25 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version

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daftcombo

daftcombo

January 24, 2017
edited 29 days ago
referencing Grava 4, 2x12", Album, C#25
Another repress of the 2xLP will be out in march, on the Clone Aqualung series.

As for "Black Sea" and "Hyperspace Sound Lab", there will be a lot of copies everywhere (internet and physical shops). Just relax.
no.buo

no.buo

June 6, 2016
referencing Grava 4, 2x12", Album, C#25
Is it possible that James Stinson didn't get involve in the making of this album? On the french Wikipedia is mentioned that he might not be part of it, that Grava 4 is not part of the "Seven Storms", but I'm curious as it sounds like him to me…
fordinho

fordinho

February 10, 2015
referencing Grava 4, 2x12", Album, C#25
Repress would be amazing!!! :)
alx_glen

alx_glen

October 24, 2014
referencing Grava 4, CD, Album, C#25

For me the strongest of all Drexciya's albums... Tight in focus and impossibly deep, everything from the laser-etched precision of the production to the palette of sounds is just perfect. Only James Stinson made music that feels so organic and emotional from sounds so overtly mechanical. It can take a few spins before sinking it but when it does it will hold a solid place in your collection. In the pantheon of electronic music this stands on the highest pedestal for me (next to Lifestyles of the Laptop Cafe). The sub bass is straight up naughty and Astronomical Guideposts is on another level entirely. Untouchable.
subliminalkid

subliminalkid

November 4, 2013
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Grava 4, 2x12", Album, C#25

Drexciya already on the other side, one of the brightest vision of Detroit techno. Hallucinatory fever. Real deep shit for the electrosoul heads! Drop the needle down and let Drexciya free your mind...forever!
VinylNivyl

VinylNivyl

August 21, 2013
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Grava 4, 2x12", Album, Ltd, RP, Cle, C#25
This is a Magnificent release !
I've always loved electro, and always will.
The tracks are sophisticated, sometimes weird, but so relaxing, never aggresive, with some reminescence from the other people place.
I can easily imagine myself traveling space with the star chart, looking for the secret planet while listening the album.
R.e.s.t principle is the track to mix ... but i don't mix any track from the album .... only pure listening pleasure for my brain !
Viscose

Viscose

September 4, 2007
edited over 9 years ago
referencing Grava 4, CD, Album, C#25
This music sounds like a picture would look from an good painter who painted the history of underwaterlife with all the mythology. You have to say it like that. It´s not just music in a sounding way, it´s music like an movie or a picture. It sounds very grey in color and very dark. Soundquality is really above the standard, you know, but it´s more a special state of sound, quality and the between of this all. This music make you see things and it gives you something back that has got to do with a deep, really deep mind und deep, really deep thoughts.
Moer

Moer

February 24, 2006
edited over 11 years ago
referencing Grava 4, 2x12", Album, C#25

The last album released by Drexciya. I think it is the best one (together with Netune's Lair maybe). This album has a complete sound of it's own (just as all the other Drexciya albums). It is clear that the sound of Grava 4 is very different than earlier productions by Drexciya.

The tracks are filled with different dimensions and vibes that are up for grabs to hear, when you listen to it over and over you may discover them. The last track, Astronomical Guideposts beats them all I must say, it is just unbelievable.

This is very serious electronic music, nothing to laugh about. I think many people would't like it very much the first time they hear it. But I must say; it is worth every minute you listen to it, just listen to it over and over!

It is just so intense, great stuff!

edpond

edpond

August 14, 2005
edited over 11 years ago
referencing Grava 4, 2x12", Album, C#25
My take is that it's a hit and miss album, but the last track, 'Astronomical Guidepost', is just the moodiest, meanest Drexciya track around. A lot of Drexciya's work seems to be live jams, and for this track they were really on form.
spork

spork

September 23, 2002
referencing Grava 4, 2x12", Album, C#25

Although a lot of people seem disappointed by Drexciya after 1998, I think "Grava 4" is an amazing album, and an improvement over the direction they showed with "Harnessed the Storm." It's unfair to compare this album with earlier efforts like "The Unknown Aquazone" or "Aquatic Invasion," since those releases showcased a hard-hitting electro-funk sound. "Grava 4" is much more on the minimal techno side of things. If this is not what one expects (or wants) to hear from Drexciya, that's all right, but I suspect many listeners would appreciate this album a lot more if they weren't expecting a particular sound or style. "Grava 4" succeeds brilliantly on its own terms, in my opinion.