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Mister Vapor’s “Return to Shangri-La” is a drone-essay of numerous interlocking chapters, based on his undisclosed ambient-piece “Shangri-La” that he had recorded in 2012.
“The truth was, the puzzle of Shangri-La, and of his own arrival there, was beginning to exercise over him a rather charming fascination. In any case he found it hard to feel any personal misgivings. His official job was always liable to take him into odd parts of the world, and the odder they were, the less, as a rule, he suffered from boredom […]” – from James Hilton’s ‹Lost Horizon› (1933)
Copies of the first edition – a glass-mastered disc in an embossed clothbound folder with printed dust jacket and inlay – can be purchased from the AOsmosis Store: store.aosmosis.net/products/584303
released October 28, 2017
Music by Thomas Jackson Park.
Mastering by Fraser McGowan.
Cover illustration (physical edition) by Jake Blanchard.
Photograph by Florian Koller (fog • fragments).
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Year Zero is the sound of an unbreakable shiny sphere filled with all the emotions one can possibly feel during his life.
We perceive the sweet bitterness of life in dissonant strings phrases, its recurring harshness in games of amplitudes and contrast, but can also catch its sheer beauty in the blink of Noise's beginning.
Altogether, Year Zero is a selective eclecticism, a fragile strength that can be misleading at first, but will eventually unveil the hidden gems cornered behind the shadows. Dotflac