‘Deep into the unknown, we shall endlessly roam’ is a collection of arrangements created primarily by the use of analog tape and archaic tape devices. These repetitive themes hang in perpetuity, while seldom wavering from its original aural expression.
zakè reshaped and produced foundational tape loops using an obsolete VSC Soundpacer, while complementing the loops with field recordings captured by a time-worn, Sony M-570V microcassette voice recorder. Other elements of these recordings were further rendered by the use of an Akai GX-270D Reel-To-Reel, a gift given by close friend and sound artist, Isaac Helsen.
“Deep into the unknown, we shall endlessly roam” is dedicated to those who continue to yearn for greater understanding. Allow this to be a phonic accompaniment in your life’s personal journey.” -z
released January 24, 2023
Written, recorded, and produced by zakè
Mixed at Kaleidoscope Tone Studio by zakè
Mastered at Ambient Mountain House by James Bernard
Expired polaroid photo cover, layout and design by zakè
© 2023 Zakè Drone Recordings
℗ Past Inside the Present Publishing (BMI)
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Matrix / Runout (Side A): ZDLOOP2 / A / DUNK!PRESSING
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Manufactured and assembled in Belgium
"zake's fruitful contributions as an artist to his own Past Inside The Present label continues on this new album Deep Into The Unknown We Shall Endlessly Roam. It is an assemblage of arrangements made using archaic tape machines such as a Sony M-570V microcassette voice recorder and obsolete VSC Soundpacer, all on analogue tape. Of course that lends the music a misty, grainy quality that defines much of zake's ambient. Here his loops and found sounds meld and melt to create vast open spaces that are pregnant with emotion and tension. It's another magical work of ambient art."
‘Towering immersive minimal drone ambience’
-Jon Hillcock, BBC Sounds
"The ever inventive and always prolific zake is back on his own label Past Inside The Present with yet another new album. Deep Into The Unknown We Shall Endlessly Roam has already arrived with us on cassette tape and now it comes as a limited edition album on white and brown vinyl with just 200 copies pressed. It has been made from archaic tape machines such as a Sony M-570V microcassette voice recorder and obsolete VSC Soundpacer and then recorded to analogue tape for that levelly lo-fi and misty aesthetic. The artist himself says this record is "is dedicated to those who continue to yearn for greater understanding" and it is another sublime listen."
-Juno Recommends Ambient/Drone/Leftfield