Drexciya: Harnessed The Storm LP (Tresor) The money shots from their back catalogue were to be found on the 12"s. But their albums (or 'storms' as they referred to them) always felt like compilations to me. This, however, is a lot more together. Actually to sum this up is dead easy, all they did was: increase the running time track-wise, ease up on the tempo, dispense with the distortion and polish up the production. That's not to suggest they went all soft on us. On the contrary; the expanded canvases allowed them to flex drum-machine muscle and malevolent melodies to even greater depths (if you'll excuse the piss-poor-pun)
And their mythical lore remained intact throughout. Remember, this lot told us that Drexciya "was an underwater country populated by the unborn children of pregnant African women thrown off of slave ships that had adapted to breathe underwater in their mother's wombs." Bit grim, but then I've always liked my techno with a side-order of darkness.
10 years since its release, this still sounds urgent and relevant.