AOTY 2020

Vapor City

Machinedrum - Vapor City
Critic Score
Based on 16 reviews
2013 Ratings: #490 / 1040
User Score
Based on 39 ratings
September 23, 2013 / Release Date
LP / Format
Ninja Tune / Label
IDM, Electronic / Genres / Website
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Burial´s "Untrue" with a sharper edge, wider array of colours and increased freneticism. Very good LP indeed.
Travis Stewart, the tireless workaholic mind behind Machinedrum is back with one of his most cohesive works to date, pulling influences from Burial and the whole vaporwave scene, the producer brings out a solid collection of psychedelic, almost chillwave tracks that are abstract but contagious at the same time, as he manages to keep things interesting from start to finish with some simple, but pretty sounding cuts. If you wish to sit back in your room and relax, Vapor City is for you.
Despite the bluster of its ragga-infused opener, Gunshotta, the general vibe of this album is pretty chill. The tracks plod along with a dubstep heartbeat but Stewart peppers in enough jungle and garage breaks to keep things lively and interesting and give each cut its own personality. I feel the quality dips for the final third (penultimate track Eyesdontlie grates the most) but otherwise this is competent and often joyous ride.
Also the vinyl package is a treat with an artwork for each track ... read more
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Track List

  1. Gunshotta
  2. Infinite Us
  3. Don't 1 2 Lose U
  4. Center Your Love
  5. Vizion
  6. Rise N Fall
  7. SeeSea
  8. U Still Lie
  9. Eyesdontlie
  10. Baby It's U
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Added on: September 18, 2013