Vapor Transmission

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Vapor Transmission
Vapor Transmission .jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 10, 2000
StudioN.R.G. Studios and Scream Studios, Los Angeles, California
GenreIndustrial rock, nu metal, electropunk
Length53:57
LabelWarner Brothers/Reprise Records
ProducerOrgy; David Kahne; Josh Abraham
Orgy chronology
Candyass
(1998)
Vapor Transmission
(2000)
Punk Statik Paranoia
(2004)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic60/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]
Alternative Press5/5 stars[1]
Billboard(positive)[3]
Entertainment WeeklyB−[4]
NME(4/10)[5]
Robert ChristgauC[6]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[7]
Spin(6/10)[1]
Wall of Sound(58/100)[8]

Vapor Transmission is the second album by American Industrial rock band Orgy. It was released on October 10, 2000.

The first 1000 pressings (as well as the Japanese release) of the album included a bonus track known as "The Spectrum", which starts at the 6 minute mark of the last track "Where's Gerrold". Some packages of this album included an enhanced CD that contained a demo version of the song "Stitches," a remix, and a video for the single "Fiction (Dreams in Digital)". The aforementioned single received significant radio play upon release, reaching number 6 on the Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart. A second single, "Opticon", had more moderate success, and was featured on the soundtrack to the 2001 horror film Valentine. "Suckerface" and "Eva" were also released as promotional singles.

Vapor Transmission largely continues the style heard on Candyass. However, while the electronic effects remain prominent, heavily distorted guitars are slightly de-emphasized with a strong focus on melody.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Vapor Transmission (Intro)"2:15
2."Suckerface"3:28
3."The Odyssey"2:56
4."Opticon"2:58
5."Fiction (Dreams in Digital)"3:25
6."Eva"5:02
7."107"4:14
8."Dramatica"3:33
9."Eyes-Radio-Lies"3:58
10."Saving Faces"4:06
11."Re-Creation"3:32
12."Chasing Sirens"3:59
13."Where's Gerrold"4:11
Total length:47:35
  • "The Spectrum" was later featured on the compilation album MTV: The Return of the Rock, Vol. 2.
  • Another song recorded during these sessions was "Sonic", among other demos.

Personnel[edit]

Band

  • Jay Gordon - vocals, engineering
  • Ryan Shuck - guitar, background vocals
  • Amir Derakh - synthesizer, background vocals, engineering
  • Paige Haley - bass guitar, background vocals
  • Bobby Hewitt - drums, background vocals

Additional musicians

  • Torry Shaun - additional vocals on "Where's Gerrold"
  • Melanie Cockrum - spoken vocals on "Vapor Transmission (Intro)"
  • Josh Abraham - additional guitar, additional programming and keyboards on "Fiction (Dreams In Digital)", background vocals, production, engineering
  • Chris Hager - additional guitar on "Where's Gerrold"
  • Jimbo Barker - additional guitar on "Chasing Sirens"
  • Troy Van Leeuwen - additional guitar on "Fiction (Dreams In Digital)" and "Re-Creation"
  • Anthony Valcic - additional programming and keyboards on "Fiction (Dreams In Digital)", additional programming on "Saving Faces", engineering
  • Kenny Pierce - additional drums on "The Odyssey"
  • Toddy Allen - additional drums on "The Odyssey" and "Chasing Sirens"
  • Judd Kalish - additional programming on "Dramatica"
  • Elijah Blue Allman - additional vocals on "The Spectrum"

Miscellanea[edit]

  • "Where's Gerrold" is named for a visitor at the recording home of Orgy. He can be seen on the Trans Global Spectacle DVD, holding a pierced teddy bear.
  • "Eva" is named after the album's co-producer Josh Abraham's mother, who died during the recording of the album.

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