HARNESSED THE STORM by DREXCIYA
|Title||HARNESSED THE STORM|
|Catalog #||TRESOR 181LPX|
|Release||W 46 - 2022|
|Format||Vinyl - EU2LP|
|€ 31,50||incl. VAT, excl. shipping|
Tresor Records is proud to announce forthcoming special editions of its entire catalogue of Drexciya and related projects. 2022 marks the 20th anniversary of the passing of James Stinson and the releases of the Transllusion and Shifted Phases albums. In recognition, the rightsholders, their families, and the label have commissioned Detroit-based contemporary artist Matthew Angelo Harrison to re-conceptualize the covers of Tresor's Drexciya-related catalogue. These editions will be released sequentially, bimonthly, starting early-September 2022.
Three months after the album release of 'Neptune's Lair' in September and its companion 12" 'Hydro Doorways' being released in October, 'Harnessed The Storm' and 'Digital Tsunami' are ep next for November 2022
Originally released in 2002, “Harnessed the Storm” was conceived as the opening chapter of the legendary Seven Storms – a series of seven albums created within a single year and released via several labels under different names. “Harnessed the Storm” was the sole one in the series credited under the main Drexciya project.
The album, which is considered to be one of the pair's darkest, was produced in a time of creative outbreak and emotional turbulence. The duo's confidence was at a peak, new techniques revolutionized musical production, but the duo also had to face Stinson's severe health issues. This led to a radical shift of pace in producing and releasing music. For the Detroit pair it was time to move on from their ground-breaking past. It was time for some shape shifting and wave jumping to occur, in Drexciya’s terms.