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Coppice Movements
Coppice Movements (1-sided LP limited to 100 copies)
Cat: ZD 004. Rel: 26 May 20
Ambient/Drone
  1. Cadence (5:06)
  2. Inundation (6:12)
  3. Descend (2:20)
  4. Examination Of Conscience (6:32)
  5. Wake (2:20)
Review: Created as an addendum to the 'Carolina' album, 'Coppice Movements', and the five movements comprising the EP, isn't so much a case of exploring new territories as it is a convincing display of just how much can be done within a relatively strict conceptual framework. One of the joys of drone in forms tied to ambient electronica is the deceptive sense of depth - refrains often hang on a single central tone but float, glide and flow in a manner that creates textured soundscapes on such a huge scale images of mountain tops and big country wildernesses are rarely far from the mind's eye. Zake's latest is a case in point, offering plenty of calm but complex scores primed for the self-reflective moments in time we spend considering the beauty of our world.

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Remembrance
Remembrance (180 gram coloured vinyl 2xLP + download code limited to 200 copies)
Cat: ZD 015. Rel: 07 Feb 22
Ambient/Drone
  1. Heart Mirror (2:00)
  2. Time (2:57)
  3. Remembrance (4:41)
  4. New Dawn (2:50)
  5. A Soul Combined (2:29)
  6. Gaze (2:18)
  7. The Well (3:08)
  8. Shone Bright (3:32)
  9. Release (with Color Of Time) (3:54)
  10. A Breath (with Benoit Pioulard) (3:12)
  11. Glimmer (with City Of Dawn) (7:57)
  12. Held (with Grandbruit) (3:23)
  13. Catch (with Wayne Robert Thomas) (3:53)
  14. Heart Mirrored (with Jonas Munk) (4:57)
  15. Shone Bright (Marine Eyes rework) (3:37)
  16. Time (Cat Tyson Hughes rework) (2:51)
  17. New Dawn (Robert Farrugia rework) (3:13)
  18. Release (Belly Full Of Stars rework) (4:40)
  19. Remembrance (Anthene rework) (3:40)
  20. The Well (Ai Yamamoto rework) (4:48)
  21. A Soul Combined (36 rework) (4:06)
  22. Held (Patricia Wolf rework) (3:28)
  23. Gaze (Christina Giannone rework) (5:44)
Review: Remembrance follows a similar formula found on zake's previous effort, Geneva (released on Past Inside the Present, 2020). He produced eight short phonic motifs and then invited artists to collaborate, rework, and expand upon the source material resulting in a new, unique creation. The album consists of eight short vignettes by zake, six collaborative pieces, and eight completely reworked tracks. The track titles and overall theme of these works are based off the gorgeous poetic narrative "Remembrance" written Julia Frizzell.
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Quiet Sines Meditative Drones & Eternal Resonance
Cat: ZD 014. Rel: 29 Apr 21
Ambient/Drone
  1. Quiet Sine 3
  2. Quiet Sine 4
  3. Meditative Drone 4
  4. Meditative Drone 3
  5. Eternal Resonance 3
  6. Quiet Sine 7
  7. Quiet Sine 6
  8. Meditative Drone 1
  9. Quiet Sine 1
  10. Quiet Sine 2
  11. Meditative Drone 5
  12. Eternal Resonance I (Variation 2)
  13. Eternal Resonance II (Variation 2)
  14. AEMHA (Variation 2)
Review: 'Quiet Sines, Meditative Drones, and Eternal Resonance' is a collection of selected, short excerpts of arrangements that originally appeared on zake's subscription series. [2020-2021]
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Zake Box II
Zake Box II (limited 6 x cassette box set)
Cat: ZDBOX 2. Rel: 31 Mar 21
Ambient/Drone
  1. Zake & Akkad The Orphic Priest - "Gold" (Cassette 1: Color Language)
  2. Zake & Akkad The Orphic Priest - "Blood Red" (10:12)
  3. Zake & Akkad The Orphic Priest - "Indigo Silver" (9:37)
  4. Zake & Akkad The Orphic Priest - "Opal" (11:20)
  5. Fragments Of Quiet (Cassette 2: Geneva Loops)
  6. Illumination
  7. Symmetry
  8. Heliotrope
  9. Passengers
  10. Fragments Of Quiet
  11. Illumination
  12. Symmetry
  13. Heliotrope
  14. Passengers
  15. Zake & Tyresta - "Violette" (Cassette 3: orchestral Tape Studies (Tyresta reworks))
  16. Zake & Tyresta - "Vast Ocean"
  17. Zake & Tyresta - "Solar Codex"
  18. Zake & Tyresta - "Strata Theory"
  19. Zake & Tyresta - "Violette"
  20. Zake & Tyresta - "Vast Ocean"
  21. Zake & Tyresta - "Solar Codex"
  22. Zake & Tyresta - "Strata Theory"
  23. Stasis Room (Cassette 4: Stasis Reductions)
  24. Cave
  25. Rain
  26. City At Night
  27. Reduction 1
  28. Reduction 2
  29. Reduction 3
  30. Solar (Cassette 5: orchestral Tape Studies)
  31. Strata
  32. Violette
  33. Vast Ocean
  34. Solar Codex
  35. Strata Theory
  36. Radiance (Cassette 6: Zake)
  37. Night Shineth As The Day
  38. Kasita
  39. Minaret
  40. Radiance
  41. Night Shineth As The Day
  42. Kasita
  43. Minaret
Review: zake box II is a collection of six previously out-of-print cassettes housed in a clear poly box. Two cassettes are vertically stacked on the left and right, and two cassettes sit in the center flip tray. Each cassette in this collection are loaded with FerroMaster C256 super ferric, ultra-high performance type-1 music grade analog tape.
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Frizzell & Duque: A Sorrow Unrequited
Frizzell & Duque: A Sorrow Unrequited (LP + MP3 download code limited to 300 copies)
Cat: ZD 009LP. Rel: 24 Mar 21
Ambient/Drone
  1. We Once Believed We Owned The Sky (8:56)
  2. Fragile Dreaming In A Fragile Mind (7:54)
  3. A Sorrow Unrequited (4:00)
  4. Closer, Always Closer (4:17)
  5. The Sparrow's Flight (5:43)
Review: It's not just a clever name. Zake and City Dawn have come up with a record that genuinely sounds like the reflective moods that so often follow great loss, realised on record. Sweeping synth-strings on 'We Once Believed We Owned The Sky' only serving to reiterate the sense of lamentation that seems to pervade every corner of this album.

Sometimes looking back on what was but will never be again is the only real way of making ourselves feel better - by connecting to intensely emotional memories we can trigger an outpouring that's truly cathartic. As if following that pattern, Frizzell & Duque: A Sorry Unrequited is a strangely uplifting experience by the time we're listening to the closing bars of 'The Sparrow's Flight', even if that's only because of the sense that others have the capacity to feel the same as we do.
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Frizzell & Duque: A Sorrow Unrequited
Frizzell & Duque: A Sorrow Unrequited (limited CD + MP3 download code)
Cat: ZD 009CD. Rel: 24 Mar 21
Ambient/Drone
  1. We Once Believed We Owned The Sky
  2. Fragile Dreaming In A Fragile Mind
  3. A Sorrow Unrequited
  4. Closer, Always Closer
  5. The Sparrow's Flight
Review: Frizzell and Duque, better known as zake and City Of Dawn, further extend their already impressive catalogue of music with the sublime 'A Sorrow Unrequited'. The joy of ambient music is its ability to provide the listener with a pathway to quiet contemplation. These two musicians take the listener on an aural journey, a musical interpretation of the beautiful poem of the same name written by Julia Frizzell. A Sorrow Unrequited showcases the beauty of the modern classical/ambient genre, and the talent of these two artists is on full display. Music that is truly timeless and enduring.
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Frizzell & Duque: Orison
Frizzell & Duque: Orison (180 gram splattered vinyl LP + MP3 download code limited to 200 copies)
Cat: ZD 008. Rel: 21 Feb 22
Ambient/Drone
  1. Signaling (9:23)
  2. Sacred Silence (7:57)
  3. La Foi Pour Demain (9:16)
  4. Orison (8:13)
Review: Orison is the latest aural exploration between zake & City of Dawn and a predecessor to their previous orchestral effort, 'A Sorrow Unrequited'. Orison is a prayer or plea to a deity. The archaic origins of the term stem from the Latin language simply meaning to 'speak to God'. Patient and solemn symphonic drifts that foster stillness, boundless thought, introspection, and eternal contemplation.
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Pinehaven
Pinehaven (180 gram milky & green splattered vinyl LP + download code limited to 200 copies)
Cat: ZD 017. Rel: 07 Feb 22
Ambient/Drone
  1. Moments In Mind (3:58)
  2. Te Ahumairangi Hill (5:09)
  3. Pieces Of Pattern (5:47)
  4. Pinehaven (3:48)
  5. Wellington (3:16)
  6. Zelandia (12:01)
  7. Glimpse (5:17)
Review: Pioneers of slow-evolving minimal drone, zake & City of Dawn transform unadorned inputs into beautiful complexity in their latest effort, 'Pinehaven'. The drone duo is known for their carefully crafted textures, avoiding sudden shifts or abrasive sonorities. Their focus, as heard in previous efforts, offer up the steady ebb and flow of sound, cultivating a profound sense of meditative stasis and explorations of high-fidelity sound.
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Tape Hymns
Tape Hymns (180 gram split coloured vinyl LP + download code limited to 200 copies)
Cat: ZD 016. Rel: 07 Feb 22
Ambient/Drone
  1. Hymn No 1 (4:33)
  2. Hymn No 2 (7:19)
  3. Hymn No 3 (4:35)
  4. Hymn No 4 (3:49)
  5. Hymn No 5 (9:53)
  6. Hymn No 6 (6:26)
  7. Hymn No 7 (3:42)
Review: Tape Hymns is a mesmerizing amalgam of sounds carefully crafted by frequent collaborators zake and City of Dawn. The warm hiss of analog tape as the foundational structure of these arrangements brings forth pastoral mediations with becalmed, atmospheric intent. Tape Hymns mix echoing sonic tones, slow-drifting sounds with immersive low-end frequencies.
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