Vapor City

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Vapor City
Vapor city.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 23, 2013
GenreElectronic, IDM, Footwork
Length52:59
LabelNinja Tune
Machinedrum chronology
Room(s) Vapor City

Vapor City is the first album released by Travis Stewart, p.k.a Machinedrum on Ninja Tune[1] and his nineteenth release under the Machinedrum name overall. It was released on September 29, 2013.[2]

Production[edit]

The concept for Vapor City came about through a series of vivid, recurring dreams Stewart had about a fictional city. Each track on the album is meant to explore and define a different district or neighborhood within this world.[3]

Soon after its release, an interactive website[4] was launched allowing fans and subscribers to 'unlock' the various districts of Vapor City, granting them access to exclusive content and unheard music.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic73/100[5]
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[6]
Clash Music8/10 [7]
MixMag4/5 stars [8]
Resident Advisor4/5 stars [9]

Reception to the record was favorable, with many critics responding positively to Stewart's of-the-moment blend of footwork, jungle, and bass influences.[10]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Gunshotta"5:46
2."Infinite Us"7:11
3."Don't 1 2 Lose U"4:17
4."Center Your Love"4:46
5."Vizion"2:38
6."Rise n Fall"5:35
7."SeeSea"4:16
8."U Still Lie"4:28
9."Eyesdontlie"6:39
10."Baby It's U"7:23
Total length:52:59

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vapor City / Releases / Machinedrum / Artists / NInja Tune". Ninja Tuna. Retrieved 15 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Allmusic / Machinedrum / Vapor City". Allmusic. Retrieved 17 September 2014.
  3. ^ Holmes, Kevin. "Machinedrum talks dreams, BPM, and reveals all about new album Vapor City". The Creator's Project. Retrieved 17 September 2014.
  4. ^ "Vapor City Website". machinedrum.net. Retrieved 17 September 2014.
  5. ^ "Vapor City Reviews - Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-09-17.
  6. ^ "Vapor City - Machinedrum : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". Allmusic. 23 September 2013. Retrieved 17 September 2014.
  7. ^ Martin, Felicity. "Review: Vapor City". Retrieved 17 September 2014.
  8. ^ Wheeler, Seb. "Review: Vapor City". Retrieved 17 September 2014.
  9. ^ Miller, Derek. "Review: Vapor City". Retrieved 17 September 2014.
  10. ^ Finlayson, Angus. "Machinedrum: Vapor City". FACT Mag. Retrieved 17 September 2014.