The Technanomicron is a rare multimedia artifact containing the vibrational origins of Detroit Techno. Originally released in 2008, the Technanomicron Volume 1, was only available for a brief time. Now, after nearly 15 years, this mysterious item conceived from Detroit’s most prominent techno visual artist, Abdul Qadim Haqq, is being reissued. The reissue contains the original Volume 1 disc as well as the original thirty-two page artbook which depicts the story of Detroit Techno as an Afrofuturist allegory. Only 500 copies of the English version and 500 copies of the Japanese version of this ultra rare collector's item are available. Get yours before it's too late.
Prolific and highly respected Detroit Techno visual artist, Abdul Qadim Haqq, shares a selection of personal favorites and undisputed Detroit Techno classics from the archives of the Underground Resistance, Carl Craig, Derrick May, Jeff Mills and Suburban Knight. In addition to the compilation disc, the Technanomicron comes with a rare thirty-two page artbook which reimagines the Motor City's legendary techno founders as the Technolords — a counsel of intergalactic and multi-dimensional beings responsible for having built cosmic sonic empires. Artbook is available in English and Japanese. Only available while supplies last.
Abdul Qadim Haqq aka The Ancient is an American visual artist born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. He is considered Detroit's number one ambassador of art for the city’s world-renowned techno music artists. Haqq's artwork can be found on some of Detroit’s most famous techno records and CDs, namely those of Juan Atkins, Metroplex, Derrick May, Transmat, Underground Resistance, Kevin Saunderson, and Carl Craig. Haqq has been featured in numerous techno documentaries and has had his work showcased in various galleries. He majored in graphic illustration at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit. After graduating in 1991, Haqq committed himself to working as a futurist artist, and remains dedicated to Detroit Techno Art to this very today.
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