, alias of Travis Stewart, has gifted Vapor City citizens with a farewell present as he concludes the oneiric city’s yearlong construction. Welcoming fans to the last location, the Vapor City Archives, in an email this morning, the experimental footwork producer also provided a link to a private track
, “Only 1 Way 2 Know”, that will appear on the ten-track Vapor City Archives coming out on Ninja Tune in November. The email urges citizens to “spread the word if you feel it,” so this publication feels no guilt in doing just that.“Only 1 Way 2 Know” sits right in between the heavy and dreamier ends of Machinedrum’s metropolis—not as deliberate as “Gunshotta” or the Fenris District EP
, nor as spaced-out or mellow as many of the other tracks. Using the now-familiar palette of lush synth textures, bubbling footwork percussion, and elastic auto-tuned vocals, the track is a neat addition to the themes and sounds that the Vapor City project has explored, and portends another brilliant release from the prolific producer as he reaches into the city vaults to fully flesh out his visions. The album will be accompanied by more mysterious artwork from Dominic Flannigan and Eclair Fifi, who have helped to realize Stewart’s visualization of his dream metropolis in grainy, often negative-image style sceneries.