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DrexciyaNeptune's Lair

Label:Tresor – Tresor 129
2 x Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Album


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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  • Artwork [All Artwork And Graphics Perceived And Conceived By]Third Earth
  • Mastered ByCGB*


This is the original pressing. Repressed in May 2010.

Cut at Dubplates and Mastering, Berlin.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: TRESOR 129 A
  • Matrix / Runout: TRESOR 129 B
  • Matrix / Runout: TRESOR 129 C
  • Matrix / Runout: TRESOR 129 D
  • Barcode: 718755612965
  • Label Code: LC07572
  • Rights Society: GEMA

Other Versions (5 of 13)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Neptune's Lair (2×LP, Album, Promo, White Label)TresorTRESOR 129Germany1999
Neptune's Lair (CD, Album, DADC)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
dpfrag's profile picture
Has this release been confirmed either way to be the work of a duo? I see the 'thank you' section makes it sound like a solo effort (maybe this was deliberate misguidance or the thanks were from just one of the duo?).
mrjn's profile picture
There is nothing more to say but this Record is Legendary
Tombou's profile picture
Happy 20 years Neptune's Lair ! rock on till infinity
brueboe's profile picture
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.
ParanoicDrums's profile picture
Repress incoming. Saw it on Norman Records in the UK.
calipheron's profile picture
Edited 4 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 profile picture
What can i say that already hasnt been said? Its drexciya, buy it!
brueboe's profile picture
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 profile picture
Edited 10 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 profile picture
Sorry. For me just overrated. Miles away from Harnessed the Storm. Most Songs are Sketches. I dont like it sorry...