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'shangri-la' is yacht's second album for dfa records, and fifth for the world. 'shangri-la' was produced, mixed, recorded, and performed by jona bechtolt and claire l. evans with frequent collaborator and touring member bobby birdman, at the marfa recording company, jackpot! studios, and in temporary living quarters in los angeles, california. on 'shangri-la', yacht asserts that the future is a blank slate upon which anything can be imposed. 'shangri-la' argues that 'paradise is kinetic potential, a latency within us that has been eaten alive by time.' in line with the existing emphasis on self-empowerment in the yacht philosophy, yacht's idea of 'utopia' is personal. yacht believes that the only real sustainable paradise is in our minds, and hence creative output can be a tangible piece of the utopia within each individual. 'shangri-la' literally is yacht's utopia, a place made of songs. the conceptual eden featured in this image from 'shangri-la' was painted by iconic science fiction illustrator jim burns, three-time hugo award-winner.
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