Transllusion - L.I.F.E. album
Still, hearing this record by Transllusion, one half of Drexciya, got me thinking about the original electro and how it developed as a vehicle for two expressions. On the one end, dating from 1982, Afrika Bambaataa's "Planet Rock" is without question the electro classic of the era, a party jam through and through. As electronic music goes, there's something oddly timeless about Transllusion. Certain aspects of the production sound quite current, while other bits are allude to the 80s. The synth patterns in "Bump It", for example, are very early videogame, but the thick bottom end seems of a more recent vintage. I have to say that of the Drexciya-related material I've heard, . seems especially grim and bleak, and the repetition, while central to the project's aesthetic, is wearying.
Album highlight "Jogging on the Moon" is true techno in the Detroit tradition, with shards of synth strings and piano the form to the function of an unrelenting kick drum, and the steely collusion of emotionless mechanical elements somehow picking up an injection of soul in its route through the assembly line, with the end product a flawless collusion of man and machine.
Listen to music from Transllusion like Cerebral Cortex Malfunction, Dimensional Glide & more. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from Transllusion. Transllusion is another in the long line of aliases created by the late, great James Stinson (Drexciya, The Other People Place).
Top Songs Transllusion. The Opening of the Cerebral Gate. Bump It (instrumental). Do You Want to Get Down? The Opening of the Cerebral Gate.
In that year Transllusion recorded music in the Dimensional Waves Productions studio of which till date two known productions saw a release: "The opening of the Cerebral Gate" and shortly after that the mysterious ". More than 15 years later, an unknown wave resurfaced, washing up an incomparable emotional state of electronic depth. We now know who was responsible for all these futuristic recordings perfectly reflecting what the year 2001 stood for, James Stinson can be seen as one of the last few techno musicians from his generation that lived up to the high expectations of moving forward, finding the unknown and embracing the future without reliving the past.
As Transllusion (Stinson) said: Open Your Mind To Another Time, Place And Dimension. Feel Electronic Music In Away You May Have Never Felt Before . Reply Notify me 6 Helpful. However its Crossing Into The Mental Astroplane and Transmission Of Life that are the standout tracks for me. That quite harsh and metallic Ultradyne-esque sound with quite a glitchy feel. That sense of profound danger, urgency and alarm is something that you will not hear anywhere else.
|1||Dirty South Strut||4:06|
|2||Memories Of Me||6:18|
|4||Jogging On The Moon||5:25|
|6||Rolling With The Punches Of L.I.F.E.||4:59|
|8||I'm Going Home||4:58|
|9||Bump It (Instrumental)||6:00|
- Distributed By – SRD
- Distributed By – EFA – 80728-2
- Distributed By – Caroline Distribution
- Distributed By – JVC
- Distributed By – La Baleine Distribution
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Rephlex
- Copyright (c) – Rephlex
- Made By – Universal M & L, UK
Don't Be Afraid Of Evolution
Message To The World: "Life Is Fast Ending - So Live!"
Transmitted by Dimensional Waves Productions.
Distribution: SRD / EFA / Caroline / JVC / La Baleine
On barcode sticker:
Made in England
SRD / EFA 80728-2
On disc face:
℗,© 2002 Rephlex.
Track 9 "Bump It (Instrumental)" is exclusive to this release.
Drexciya Storm #? (Commonly regarded as Storm #6)
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode (Printed, sticker): 6 66908 07282 4
- Barcode (String): 666908072824
- Mastering SID Code: IFPI L136
- Mould SID Code: IFPI 04H3
- Matrix / Runout: CAT128CD 01 6
- Other (Mould text): MADE IN THE UK BY UNIVERSAL M & L
|CAT 128 LP||Transllusion||L.I.F.E. (LP)||Rephlex||CAT 128 LP||UK||2002|