Today, Meduso, an increasingly popular new name in the bass scene, released his debut LP, Yugen. 10-songs in length, the album spectacularly introduces fans to his ability for succinct sonic adventures. Yugen is a fantastic first effort, and will leave listeners wanting for more and wondering what’s next for this exciting new act.
Meduso (real name Christian Fuda) is a Portland, OR-based artist. Fuda designs shoes for Adidas as a day job, but since November of 2019, he’s been crafting designs in sound as Meduso. His sound lends to contemporaries like G Jones and Shades, but Fuda finds inspiration in 2012-era dubstep and rock/metal percussion. Most recently, he performed at SummerEyes Digital Festival, and is set to play Heard It Here First’s Cabin Fever Festival on August 27-28.
Yugen is a mature project, especially for a debut. The album builds on a floating atmosphere, accented by hypnotic, distorted bass. The album opens with the cinematic track, “Hyperreal,” a production that introduces the vivid world of Yugen. After spending 2-minutes building, it plunges into the deep-cut dubstep sound that defines Meduso. Things get more thunderous on the previously released “Laws of the Matrix,” a warping, distorted montage of bass, as well as “Mind Bender” and “Sunken,” which was featured on MorFlo’s Dreamscape Compilation.
Throughout the album, the sonic direction and narratives deviate from serene to savage; distinctly palpable moods. To complement the album release, Fuda has created a full visual accompaniment to allow fans to fully experience the world of Yugen. The artist developed his own VR visual world, which will debuted last night on Youtube. Watch the VR Experience and stream Yugen below.