Return to Shangri​-​La

by Mister Vapor

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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)

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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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