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DrexciyaNeptune's Lair

Label:Tresor – Tresor 129
Format:
2 x Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Album
Country:Germany
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:Electro

Tracklist

A1Intro: Temple Of Dos De Aqua1:00
A2Andreaen Sand Dunes6:15
A3Running Out Of Space1:54
A4Universal Element1:55
B1Habitat 'O' Negative5:16
B2Funk Release Valve3:06
B3Organic Hydropoly Spores2:07
B4Draining Of The Tanks2:43
C1Surface Terrestrial Colonization6:56
C2Oxyplasmic Gyration Beam4:17
D1Triangular Hydrogen Strain3:55
D2Bottom Feeders3:25
D3C To The Power Of X + C To The Power Of X = MM = Unknown2:35
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Credits

  • Artwork, Graphics [All Artwork And Graphics Perceived And Conceived By]Third Earth
  • Lacquer Cut ByCGB*
  • Producer [Filtered By]Drexciya

Notes

This is the original pressing. Repressed in May 2010

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 718755612965
  • Label Code: LC07572
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched side A): TRESOR 129 A CGB@D&M
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched side B): TRESOR 129 B CGB@D&M
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched side C): TRESOR 129 C CGB@D&M
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched side D): TRESOR 129 D CGB@D&M

Other Versions (5 of 17)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Neptune's Lair (2×LP, Album, Promo, White Label)TresorTRESOR 129Germany1999
Neptune's Lair (CD, Album)TresorTresor.129Germany1999
Neptune's Lair (Cassette, Album)Outside Media, TresorTresor.129Poland2000
Neptune's Lair (2×12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Album, Repress)Tresor, TresorTresor.129, Tresor10129LPGermany2010
Neptune's Lair (21×File, FLAC, Album, Reissue, Stereo)Tresor, Tresor5414165036074, TRESOR 10129D2010

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Reviews

  • mrjn's avatar
    mrjn
    There is nothing more to say but this Record is Legendary
    • Tombou's avatar
      Tombou
      Happy 20 years Neptune's Lair ! rock on till infinity
      • brueboe's avatar
        brueboe
        YESSSS!!!!!! FINALLY!!!!! The latest repress appears to have been remastered and the sound is now as crisp as on CD!!! A HUGE thank you to Tresor here. This decision is of historical significance. Now I can´t wait for the Hydro doorways 12" to receive the same treatment. So happy.
        • calipheron's avatar
          calipheron
          Edited 7 years ago
          The last great Drexciya LP. Mixing longer-form pieces with shorter interludes and electro bombs. Standouts include the vibrant, instantly memorable synth riff of Andrean Sand Dunes, the incessant punch of Funk Release Valve, and the organic pulsations of Oxyplasmic Gyration Beam. But really the whole album is worthwhile. It's a real shame that the following two Tresor Drexciya releases leant heavily on long long LONG tracks that really don't develop enough to justify their length. Sometimes tracks only need to be 2-3 minutes and Neptune's Lair - probably the best Drexciya album - proves that. A thoroughly essential melodic electro techno classic.
          • philipsstep's avatar
            philipsstep
            What can i say that already hasnt been said? Its drexciya, buy it!
            • brueboe's avatar
              brueboe
              Shame!!! The repress is has the same rubbish sound on vinyl as earler pressings do! I hate Tresor for what they have done to this album! It´s criminal, it´s such a shame! Shame on you!!!
              • brueboe's avatar
                brueboe
                Edited 12 years ago
                The music is incredibly beautiful. However, I would strongly recommend to buy the CD, not the vinyl. I have both CD and vinyl and the mastering on the vinyl is a mere shadow of what you can hear on the CD. The fragile balance of the sounds on the CD is lost on the vinyl, the lower frequencies sound undifferentiated, and the percussions just don´t kick. The difference is astounding. The same is true, alas, for the "Hydro doorways" 12", which does also feature tracks from the CD version of "Neptune´s lair". For me as a drexciya lover and vinyl junkie this is an especially sad fact. I don´t know about the quality of the repress but I presume that the mastering will be the same.
                • Psychogewitter's avatar
                  Sorry. For me just overrated. Miles away from Harnessed the Storm. Most Songs are Sketches. I dont like it sorry...
                  • Moer's avatar
                    Moer
                    Edited 18 years ago
                    Together with Grava 4 this must be the greatest Drexciya album. It features more, rather short, tracks than the other albums. Due to these short tracks Drexciya allowed themselves to expose a great diversity in electronic sounds to the world. It turned out great!

                    Neptune's Lair begins with a very dark intro, a good way to get in the mood. The first real track is 'Andreaen Sand Dunes' a great deep magical track to start things off. The same can be said about the last track 'C To The Power Of X + C To The Power Of X = MM = Unknown'. The rest of the album contains funky tracks like 'Funk Release Valve', crazy aquatic interdimensional tracks like 'Draining of the Tanks', warm soulfull tracks like 'Organic Hydropoly Spores' and dancefloor killers like 'Bottom Feeders'. Words really can't describe the greatness and quality of this album, it will only become clear if you actually listen to it. If you're NOT familiar with the Drexciyan sound, this album is very good way to start things off and get a taste of the great world that Drexciya represents.
                    • rossa's avatar
                      rossa
                      The above review says it all. For me this LP is the most confident Drexciya release I have heard - the melodies just seem to pour out of them. "Andreaen Sand Dunes" - a smooth moment of simplistic beauty. "Organic Hydropoly Spores" - what a feeling! "Surface Terrestrial Colonisation" - an electro-funk workout of breathtaking originality. "O to the power of..." - closes the album by bringing you into new realms. Really a monumental album of electro! What a legacy Drexciya created!

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