Produced by: Drexciya for Underground Resistance Prod. Det. Mi. USA recorded at Black Planet Studios on a Tascam 4 Trk. On center label: UR Presents Drexciya Aquatic Invasion
On February First Nineteen Hundred And Ninety Five the Drexciyan Tactical Seaforces received orders from UR Strikeforce Command, for one final mission. The dreaded Drexciya stingray and barracuda battalions were dispatched from the Bermuda Triangle. Their search and destroy mission to be carried out during the Winter Equinox of 1995 against the programmer strongholds. During their return journey home to the invisible city one final mighty blow will be dealt to the programmers. Aquatic knowledge for those who know. The Unknown Writer
Original version had a blue cover. Later versions came in a white sleeve. Re-released in late 2003 on various coloured vinyl, to pay tribute to James Stinson (Aquatic Invasion).
Wavejumper...ah man one of the best electro tracks ever... those flourishes are so bright and full and sharp...if you can't breakdance you'll wish you could when you hear this track, haha. Play this with Final Frontier or the original version of Afrogermanic for a slice of Detroit electro heaven.
In 1994 I ordered every Drexciya 12" made up until "Aquatic Invasion" sight unseen or heard] from Submerge through Depthcharge Records in York in England. And having, for 12 years, listened to everything from Frontline Assembly to Francois Kervorkian I assumed I could understand and appreciate whatever it was I was opening that cold snowing day in the North of England..
I put the needle to record and the intro to 'The Countdown Has Begun" and was absolutely staggered. A definitive moment indeed...and I thought.....
Holy Fucking Jello Biafra's Batman!!!
This was the sound of the future, pure distilled funk, the truest experiment YET!!!!!, a knockout punch, I was getting right down and thanking God & Jesus, or was it Juan Atkins & Derrick May, for giving us Epic Techno and then...I was left completely speechless by 'Sighting In The Abyss's" beauty warmth and maturity. Then to punch me in the face after being slapped stupid by "Countdown..I flip the record over and actually fell over upon dropping "Wavejumpers". Thank God for The Drexciyan's I say....and I DO..by still playing ALL of these tracks in all sorts of environments to whoever[everyone] I feel needs to switch to Drexciyan Time and they STILL freak everyone [Hippies ESPECIALLY] out of their chairs and onto the dancefloors with their stunning ingenuity and absolutely devastating execution & powerfully exotic sonic sounds. One word!
Get in your Ladozian cruiser 8-203X, put your Dhartovean laser disc version of Aquatic Invasion into the machine, crank up the volume and let Drexciya take you on one of their unique journeys into the electro abyss. But be warned, its dark in there........Dark electrotechnofunk doesn't get any better than this. They definitely searched and destroyed with this release.