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jason on 10/14/2011 at 04:00PM

YACHT shares Shangri-La instrumentals: Make a Vimeo & Envision the Future!

YACHT - Map To Utopia photo by Alin Dragulin

Hey! What are you up to this weekend?

YACHT wants you to do something creative. Like make a video using instrumentals from YACHT's new album Shangri-La. When we sent out the word about Vimeo hooking up with the Free Music Archive, the first response we got was from Jona Bechtolt of YACHT, excited about the prospect of making his music available to Vimeo's vibrant noncommercial video-making community. YACHT maintains an active Vimeo profile, and previously shared instrumentals from 2009's See Mystery Lights via the FMA.

Now, Shangri-La instrumentals are also available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike licenseShangri-La was recorded by the YACHT duo of Jona Bechtolt and Claire L. Evans, along with frequent collaborator Bobby Birdman. It's an ambitious concept album and one of our favorite releases of the year, so we're honored that Team YACHT chose FMA as the outlet from which to serve up these inspirational instro's. You can pick up the full version in 2xLP/CD/digital, released this summer on DFA.

To celebrate, Vimeo has issued a Special Weekend ProjectThe YACHT Music Challenge invites vimeans to create a 3 minute narrative that has two different endings: one positive (inspired by the YACHT song "Utopia") and one negative (drawing on the sound of YACHT's "Dystopia").

YACHT declared that "With "Shangri-La,” we assert that the future is a blank slate upon which anything can be imposed" -- now it is up to you to envision that future!



01 on 10/15/11 at 06:09AM
You guys are GREAT! love your music!
katya-oddio on 10/17/11 at 01:07AM
This is great news! Excited to hear it! Thanks!
Biuccio on 10/18/11 at 05:59PM
splendidmike on 11/10/11 at 04:01PM
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