Drexciya ‎– Grava 4

Clone ‎– C#25
2 × Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Album


A1 Cascading Celestial Giants 8:40
A2 Gravity Waves 6:14
B1 Powers Of The Deep 8:48
B2 Drexcyen Star Chamber 6:11
C1 Drexcyen R.E.S.T. Principle 6:16
C2 Hightech Nomads 5:39
D1 700 Million Light Years From Earth 5:11
D2 Astronomical Guidepost 7:45

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  • Lacquer Cut ByTYN


Notes on recordsleeve:
Drexciya presents Grava 4.
Earth has finally discovered Utopia.
(Drexciya Home Universe)
Earth scientist discovered the home planet of Drexciya on 2-14-2002.
Within moments Dr. Blowfin was given the orders to initiate the seven dimensional cloaking-spheres to hide the other three planets from earths view.
The star chart is authentic; you will be able to find the star by using the coordinations on the star chart.
The planet Drexciya can be found in the international star vault in Switzerland & recorded in the astronomical compendium.
(your place in the cosmos, volume 6) copyrighted in the USA available 2003.
Original pressing comes in a picture sleeve, subsequent pressings come in a black die-cut sleeve. Black inner sleeves.

Powers Of The Deep is around 3 mins longer than the CD & Digital versions.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 871930353630
  • Matrix / Runout: 08 49400 20 1A1 CX24 =TYN=
  • Matrix / Runout: 08 49400 20 1B1 CX24 =TYN=
  • Matrix / Runout: 08 49400 20 1C1 CX24 =TYN=
  • Matrix / Runout: 08 49400 20 1D1 CX24 =TYN=

Other Versions (5 of 8) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
C#25 Drexciya Grava 4(2x12", Album, RP) Clone C#25 Netherlands 2004 Sell This Version
C#25 Drexciya Grava 4(CD, Album) Clone C#25 Netherlands 2002 Sell This Version
none Drexciya Grava 4(9xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) Clone Aqualung Series none Netherlands 2017
C#25 Drexciya Grava 4(9xFile, MP3, Album, VBR) Clone C#25 Netherlands Unknown
none Drexciya Grava 4(9xFile, ALAC, Album, RE) Clone Aqualung Series none Netherlands 2017


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October 17, 2018
The story incorporated with the Drexciyan series has to be some of the coolest stuff I have ever seen incorporated into an electronic record. And the fact that there is an actual star they named 'Grava 4.' This is really taking the listener to another place. Advanced stuff right here...


March 19, 2017

Some nice review I recently found: https://www.residentadvisor.net/reviews/20735
Also reveals parts of the whole drexciya background story...


January 24, 2017
edited over 3 years ago
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.


June 6, 2016
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…


February 10, 2015
Repress would be amazing!!! :)


November 4, 2013
edited over 5 years ago

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!


February 24, 2006
edited over 14 years ago

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!



August 14, 2005
edited over 15 years ago
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.


September 23, 2002

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.


August 16, 2002

New Full length album by Drexciya... Drexciya has reached new levels with this new album (Drexciya previously only release on Underground resistance, Warp, and Tresor records).. Their aquatic habitat has been replaced by a new territory in space...the planet Drexciya. Money buys everything...and Drexciya bought their own star in the cosmos (they really did!!). This album tells the story of underwater species in space... The Drexcyen warriors escape the gravity waves and travel 700 million light years reach their new colony in the cosmos named...Drexciya (registered with the international star registry under the coordinates ra18h35m37.73 d3'22'31.12" ) The hi-tech nomads life according the Drexcyen R.E.S.T. principle (research,experimentation, science and technology) and try to reach new standards. This album prooves that the evolution of their species hasn't been stopped yet and gets new impulses from their new possession. Drexciya goes deeper then ever before...