"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!_¢‚Ǩ¬ù - Fogged.
After nearly a decade of false starts, multiple game plans veering off the rails, and a handful of shattered hopes and/or dreams, the odyssey is finally complete—the new Fusetron site is here.
This is the first phase of a multipart rollout that will span the next few months: the currently browsable stock includes miscellaneous new releases from the past 8+ months (we have a lot of catching up to do), plus approximately a third of our backstock. Note that we’ve reduced/slashed prices on many titles and will continue to do so in order to make room for new stock. We’ll also be expanding / tweaking / improving / debugging the site itself (for example, we still have work to do on the automated international postage system, not to mention the inevitable inventory discrepancies that come with transferring an ancient and massive database to a new system).
Over the next few months, as we take inventory, clean house, and delve into our storage, we will be uploading thousands of additional items, gradually, on a near-daily basis. This will include the majority of the LPs, as well as many titles, in all formats, once thought long-gone. Many currently “sold out” items are likely to resurface.
Finally, once our general backstock is up (probably in the next two or three months) we’ll begin making our extensive stockpile of rarities available online for the first time: tons of random out-of-print titles, "deadstock," warehouse finds, secondhand collectibles, etc., accumulated over the past few decades.
Frequent/returning customers will be getting early access to these items. Details to follow on how this will work (a priority mailing list? a 'frequent flyer'-like program?), but it will not be based on dollars spent. We want to reward those who consistently support us, especially in the discogs marketplace era (to those who show up trying to poach five copies of a one-off rarity, and nothing else, ever… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ).
So—we suggest you take some time to dig through the site—even we’ve been surprised by what’s been turning up, and there’s much more to come.