Vapor Gourds - Incision ObjectsFogged
FOGGED 002 LP
Long Playing Record
"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 I'll 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, that's a good one. There I go again, mystique is the game, shape shifting, keeping the listener guessing, but, then again, you're not a listener, you're 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, Meginsky's music as Vapor Gourds, displays an in depth knowledge of the cultural, rhythmic, and production elements of dance music but realizes it's 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 Gourd's "Subtle Scatter" marks itself as a confusing mysterious shapeshifter of a record, one that can move your tuchas, you buffalo, so don't buffalo and grip this! Art by Bill Nace, to boot!"