Tape Hymns

by zakè & City of Dawn

supported by
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      $4.99 USD  or more


  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    LP on ‘transparent natural/green split’ housed in a 4mm heavyweight, matte jacket. B/W center labels. Records placed in black, anti-static inner sleeve with a .75 gauge archival polypropylene lining. Shrinkwrapped. Limited to 200 units.


    US Color Variant Distribution Options:

    Juno Records

    Past Inside the Present

    Includes unlimited streaming of Tape Hymns via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 10 days
    edition of 200 

      $16 USD or more 


  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 25 Zakè Drone Recordings releases available on Bandcamp and save 90%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Deep into the unknown, we shall endlessly roam, Module, orchestre de poussière [redux], Unfurled Works, syntheticopia, Stay With Me, An Orchestral Suite For Tape, Sound Space Variations, and 17 more. , and , .

    Excludes subscriber-only releases.

    Purchasable with gift card

      $10.99 USD or more (90% OFF)


Hymn No. 1 04:50
Hymn No. 2 07:31
Hymn No. 3 05:03
Hymn No. 4 04:02
Hymn No. 5 10:13
Hymn No. 6 06:33
Hymn No. 7 03:55


Tape Hymns is a mesmerizing amalgam of sounds carefully crafted by frequent collaborators zakè 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.

Rather than linger in the imperfections of media, the duo pursues an attention to fidelity that forces them to get the fine details just right. Tape Hymns 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 it is rarely far from the mind's eye. These arrangements are 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.


released February 14, 2022

Written, recorded, and produced by zakè & City of Dawn
Field recordings on 'Hymn No. 1' by awakened souls
Additional sound textures by Joachim Spieth
Mixed at Kaleidoscope Tone Studio (IN/US) by zakè
Mastered at SDS Studio (WA/US) by Drew Sullivan
Cover Photography by Benoît Pioulard
Vinyl pressed at Dunk!Pressing (Zottegem, BE)
Design and layout by zakè


© 2022 Zakè Drone Recordings // Dunk!Records
This is ZD-016 // DNK21135


all rights reserved



Zakè Drone Recordings

Independent works + collaborative projects.

contact / help

Contact Zakè Drone Recordings

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Report this album or account

Zakè Drone Recordings recommends:

If you like Tape Hymns, you may also like: