Thursday, September 15, 2011

Paradise Engineering

YACHT "Shangri-La" DFA2264
In case I never made it explicit, I am totally into paradise. Utopia. Shangri-La. I've been trying to figure it out since I thought I could talk my life-long public school friends into starting a commune. My ideas about how to collaborate have changed since then.  Now I know there should be lots more dancing than I had originally thought.

That's why this unexpected find today by YACHT at CD Alley has been a gas. I just finished a project that involved generously licensed instrumental versions of their last album's songs, available on the venerable Free Music Archive. And now, here they are again, talking about how gods are up for grabs.

But check the paper on this album?! A gatefold to behold, if not a consistent album (easily forgivable since this works more like a concept double 12." Spins at 45rpm even.) As for the pressing itself, there is unfortunately audible distortion in the sibilance-y frequencies and timbres. Still, my cubicle will be the best cubicle, with these YACHT book cover things tacked up all over the place. And if it does take six million years to build Shangri-La, I'll be happy to have these bass lines with me.

See you there.

Paradise Engineering from Mike Control on Vimeo.

1 comment:

  1. You weren't kidding about the shark! I really didn't know what you meant when you were describing it...until now! That is so awesome, and it's perfect for this track. I hope to meet old Jabberjaw soon.