Vapor Transmission

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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Bill Werde
It may not come as a surprise that Orgy's lead singer, Jay Gordon, lists both astralwerks.com label home for such rave-rockers as Fatboy Slim and the Chemical Brothers and toiletboys.com web site for NYC underground glam-punk heroes among his favorite links at vaportransmission.com, the site set up to promote Orgy's sophomore effort, Vapor Transmission. And if all this sounds a bit too digital, well, that's appropriate, too. Orgy, the first band signed to Korn's Elementree label, combine synthetic, often gothic swirls of electronica with their rock-guitar riffs, ultra-glam image, and Gordon's plaintive cries of desperation in the digital age. The band sounds like an ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Bill Werde
It may not come as a surprise that Orgy's lead singer, Jay Gordon, lists both astralwerks.com label home for such rave-rockers as Fatboy Slim and the Chemical Brothers and toiletboys.com web site for NYC underground glam-punk heroes among his favorite links at vaportransmission.com, the site set up to promote Orgy's sophomore effort, Vapor Transmission. And if all this sounds a bit too digital, well, that's appropriate, too. Orgy, the first band signed to Korn's Elementree label, combine synthetic, often gothic swirls of electronica with their rock-guitar riffs, ultra-glam image, and Gordon's plaintive cries of desperation in the digital age. The band sounds like an update to new wave bands such as Joy Division and New Order, whose "Blue Monday" Orgy covered for their breakthrough 1998 single. Vapor Transmission offers another 13 tracks of radio-friendly, super-catchy digirock: The first single, "Fiction Dreams in Digital," achieved early chart success behind its urgent chorus "It's better than nothing, now that control is gone/She's dreaming in digital", crunchy guitars, and techno touches. The rest of the album follows suit -- do we mosh or do we rave? As clubbing and new-metal audiences continue to grow in America, Orgy are riding the crest between the two, quite possibly forecasting the future.
All Music Guide - Don Kline
In 1998, Orgy made an impressive entrance with their cover of New Order's "Blue Monday." Their follow-up single, "Stitches," was enough of a hit to give them the push they needed to remain mainstays on radio and MTV. With their second album Vapor Transmission, they return to deliver another set of electronic-laden rockers, but this time out they do so with slicker production and improved songwriting. Although proving to not be an album of innovation, what the sci-fi tinged Vapor Transmission does accomplish is showcasing more of the "pop" in Orgy's self-labeled "death pop" music by mixing an energetic blend of soaring singalong choruses, catchy hooks, layered guitars, and polished production techniques. Their signature guitar-synth drones are still present in the majority of the tracks, but this time out they share the limelight with Jay Gordon's improved vocal stylings and Ryan Shuck's more ambitious guitar work. Rather than repeating themselves or simply pairing heavy riffs with electro filler, there is a better sense of melody throughout Vapor's 13 tracks. One of the best examples of this is on "Opticon," a track with one of the most memorable choruses the band has delivered. Orgy has also raised the intensity level here. Mixing tones of Marilyn Manson, Gravity Kills, and even mentors Korn, they seem to be more comfortable experimenting with different dynamics, balancing delicate verses with thundering choruses, most notably on "Eva" and the album's first single, "Fiction Dreams in Digital." Although Vapor Transmission doesn't venture far from its roots in alt-metal and industrial rock, it is a worthy follow-up to 1998's Candyass and establishes Orgy as more than just a flash in the pan. [The initial shipment of albums sent out to stores contains a hidden track, located at 6:11 of track 13.]
Entertainment Weekly - Laura Morgan
Though an aura of paranoia permeates the proceedings, Orgy's campy Orwellian visions make Vapor Transmisions more fun than frightful.

Though an aura of paranoia permeates the proceedings, Orgy's campy Orwellian visions make Vapor Transmisions more fun than frightful.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/10/2000
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • UPC: 093624783244
  • Catalog Number: 47832

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Vapor Transmission (Intro) (2:15)
  2. 2 Suckerface (3:28)
  3. 3 The Odyssey (2:56)
  4. 4 Opticon (2:56)
  5. 5 Fiction (Dreams in Digital) (3:25)
  6. 6 Eva (5:02)
  7. 7 107 (4:14)
  8. 8 Dramatica (3:33)
  9. 9 Eyes-Radio-Lies (3:58)
  10. 10 Saving Faces (4:06)
  11. 11 Re-Creation (3:32)
  12. 12 Chasing Sirens (3:59)
  13. 13 Where's Gerroid (10:33)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Orgy Primary Artist, Background Vocals
Anthony Valcic Keyboards
Amir Derakh Keyboards
Chris Hager Guitar
Kenny Pierce Drums
Josh Abraham Guitar, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Bobby Hewitt Drums
Ryan Shuck Guitar
Paige Haley Bass
Troy Van Leeuwen Guitar
Jay Gordon Vocals
Toddy Allen Drums
Technical Credits
David Kahne Producer
Anthony Valcic Programming, Engineer
Amir Derakh Engineer
David Dominguez Engineer
Josh Abraham Programming, Producer, Engineer
Orgy Producer
James Murray Engineer
Rene Garcia Images
Mariano Díaz Art Direction
Jeff Kwatinetz Executive Producer
Jay Gordon Engineer
Mike Eller Art Direction
Tom Baker Mastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THE GREATEST ALBUM!!!!!

    THIS IS THEIR BEST ALBUM YET!!!you must have it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of the most amazing works I have ever heard!

    I have been a huge fan of Orgy ever since I knew that they exsisted. I think they are one of the most talented and sexiest groups ever to have been. Apart from the fact that Jay is incredibly sexy and attractive he also has the voice of a god. Able to transport you to different worlds through their ingenious music. You must own this cd.. it is a jewel. ROCK ON!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Any one for Paige Haley and his bass guitar?

    these guys are totally talented! I love both albums, but this one is more futuristic, and the songs are well written. Good Job Guys!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    God-like band

    Vapor Trassmisson is a great album and is way more cocerntrated than the first one candyass. i'm not real good at writing reviews but i really like this album, alot. if you like old 80's syth-rock and 90's heavy metal, then you would most likely enjoy this album. i may be a little bias but i know what i like.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Orgy in concert VS cd

    Ok well I just wanted to let you all know that I went to a Orgy/Disturbed/Lincin Park/Vast concert what was it now, last week? yeah last week... and I absolutely love all of those groups (except Vast) and I just wanted to say the the best song that they did was Fiction (dreams in digital) and that this cd is just amzing. I liked the first one better but hey that's just me

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    it's awesome!!!

    the first time i heard ''fiction'' (dreams in digital) it was stuck in my head for about a month then when i finally got the CD it came back and joined up with all these other cool songs! I love all the songs! i don't have to skip any songs,(it can get annoying sometimes) it's so cool...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The best of orgy has yet to come!!!!!

    The boys of orgy has yet to suprise their devoted fans (such as me).Their new album has a bit more tec-rock sound. i recomend songs such as fiction(dreams in digital), eva,and where's gerrold. but check out the cd for yourself.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    ORGY

    I THINK ORGY IS AWSOME THEY ROCK!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Orgy Vapor Transmission...Wunderba!

    Vapor Transmission, the second album from one of my favorite bands, Orgy, is a wonderful followup to its debut. It's alternative rock edge is really there on tracks like Eva, Saving Faces and of course the soon to be in everyone's head, Fiction (she dreams in digital). Orgy's music has that wonderful quality that get's stuck in your head and you fiind yourself mouthing the lyrics hours after the music has ended. I absolutely recommend buying, listening and loving this album.

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