Tyrell has admitted being slightly nervous about being in the position to "fuck up" such classic, beloved material, but his tweaks are consistently on the money. The Dutchman's versions remove the less desirable rough edges from those original vinyl versions while retaining in full the raw, otherworldly atmosphere so central to the Drexciya sound.
One particularly spectacular mid-record period sees "Intensified Magnetron," with its intoxicating expanding and contracting synth riff, lined up beside the playful, bass-driven dance floor destroyer "Sea Snake," and the punchy atmospherics of "The Mutant Gillmen." These three cuts are routinely cited as gateway tracks into the worlds of both Drexciya and Detroit techno and electro; hearing them side by side for the first time is worth the entrance fee alone.
Elsewhere, "Nautilus 12" clangs like a ride in an out-of-control diving bell, and "Vampire Island" successfully conjures up, in three short minutes, vivid images of some gilled Dracula loftily surveying his dark fiefdom. Add to this parade of classics two unreleased tracks—the succinct and almost whimsical "Flying Fish" and the regal instrumental "Unknown Journey IV"—and Journey of the Deep Sea Dweller III constitutes another fascinating dive into the mysterious aquatic world of Drexciya.