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Artist: VAPOR GOURDS
Title: Dagger Music
Format: LP
Label: Feeding Tube
Country: USA
Price: $29.00
"Vinylization of a classic 2008 Yeay! Cassettes release, which has cast an odd thrall over local heads since it was first issued. Vapor Gourds is the solo project of local DJ, sound guy and man-about-town, Jake Meginksy, who is perhaps best known for his work in X.O.4 with Bill Nace and Johnny T. For this project, Jake has opted for a bizarre pile of machine sounds, none of them overly grating, with all sorts of near-subliminal pulse work raging around inside of em. Very hard to put a finger on exactly whats going down here. As soon as you decide to categorically shorthand the sound, Dagger Magic skitters off to another corner of the room. Parts recall everything from Sky Records synth-gush to cough-syrup dub-beats to Voice Crack-style electro-derangement. And theres plenty of stuff that defies any kind of simple language at all. Dagger Magic is a quiet masterpiece of form destruction. The more you listen, the more there is to hear, and the dagger slips ever deeper. Let it slide, baby. Edition of 300. Eye-catching cover by Bill Nace." -Feeding Tube.

Artist: VAPOR GOURDS
Title: Incision Objects
Format: LP
Label: Fogged
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
“Vapor Gourds is the ongoing project of Western Massachusetts based percussionist, DJ, and producer Jake Meginsky. I blew it, I blew it, I gotta check my head as the honorable Beasties say, I gave away too much. Next Ill be typing some drivel about he studied with Milford Graves, plays prepared tympani, has remixed Body/Head and has collaborated with every out-there musician type New England has to offer...man, I love that one sided Nmperign collaboration LP, thats a good one. There I go again, mystique is the game, shape shifting, keeping the listener guessing, but, then again, youre not a listener, youre a potential listener, and a probable reader. Vapor Gourds "Incision Objects" likes to play with this mystery and the line you, probable reader, play between reading and listening. Leaning on conventions and musical ideas --beats, rhythms, sounds, samples-- and then stripping them down to non-essential and unused parts Megisnky crafts bare bones head-nodding remix ready, but fully realized, compositions. Not unlike killing a buffalo to methodically dissect its body and end up only eating the tuchas, Meginskys music as Vapor Gourds, displays an in depth knowledge of the cultural, rhythmic, and production elements of dance music but realizes its all about the bottom end, bottom line? With the interplay of your expectations and the skill honed through making percussion music in every damn genre percussion music is welcome or not, Vapor Gourds "Subtle Scatter" marks itself as a confusing mysterious shapeshifter of a record, one that can move your tuchas, you buffalo, so dont buffalo and grip this! Art by Bill Nace, to boot!” - Fogged.

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