Tresor Reissue 2001 Drexciya Side Project


German techno institution Tresor are continuing with their Drexciya reissue program by focusing on one of the seminal duo's side project – Translluision's 'The Opening of the Cerebral Gate'. Produced by the late James Marcel Stinson and released in 2001 via Supremat, a short-lived sub-label Tresor dedicated to a more abstract and experimental electro sound, “The Opening Of The Cerebral Gate” was conceived as the second part of the so-called Drexciyan Storms – a whopping stack of seven albums by the Detroit pair released under different monikers within a single year (the Tresor album “Harnessed The Storm” being the first).

Thematically, “The Opening Of The Cerebral Gate” saw Stinson shift away from the grand narrative of the Drexciyan saga, instead exploring a sub-plot of esoteric concepts revolving around internal, mental and psychedelic tropes. Musically, this means less of the dry vocals that characterised Stinson's The Other People Place album (released around the same time), and more dense, bass heavy electro and washes of blissful ambience.

The 3LP package includes the vinyl version of the album as it was originally released plus a bonus 12” featuring “Look Within”, “Unordinary Realities” and “Do You Want to Get Down (Vocal De Void)” – for the first time available on wax.