Orchestral Tape Studies

by 扎克

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stanimosity this album is like a warm blanket to wrap yourself in. it's a replication of the vibrations and hums of the universe in sonically approachable format. subtle in the way that it weaves in and out of your head and makes you fully aware of what it is doing and where it is going without you realizing it. audible magic. Favorite track: 000425978 OTS1.
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Alan Dougans Just beautiful.... Lie back, close your eyes, and go to your favourite place... So calming and tranquil but alive... Favorite track: 000820001 OTS2.
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Resonances & Words As a big fan of tape music related, i had the need to own this album too! awesome work! thanks Favorite track: Orchestral Tape Studies [continuous].
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TheSlowMusicMovement Gracefully & respectfully "healing sound propagandist", 扎克 has sampled & looped the sounds of several orchestras' quieter passages then deftly adorned them with gentle drones & the faintest of field recordings to wonderfully soothing, minimal, neoclassical & ambient effect
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Richard Osborn It is so easy to get 'lost' in this beautiful ebbing and flowing Favorite track: 000820001 OTS2.
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Orchestral Tape Studies is a compilation arranged and produced by healing sound propagandist, 扎克. OTS is a group of richly layered movements of fragmented orchestral loops, paying homage to minimalist symphonic composers and orchestras. 扎克 incorporates field recordings and faint drone billows to accompany these selected samples of orchestral loops. With an emphasis on tone and recurrent murmurs, these four arrangements offer 32 minutes of delicate repetition, reticent sound treatments, and subtle manipulations.

100% of all digital proceeds will be donated to the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra towards a Student Scholarship. The Metropolitan Youth Orchestra (MYO) is a youth and family development program of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. The program focuses on developing life skills through the rehearsal and performance of music and is designed to use the life skills learned through music instruction to engage youth in activities that discourage at-risk behaviors and keep them committed to staying in school.

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released June 5, 2019

Curated and arranged by 扎克
Accompanying field recordings and production by 扎克
Analog mastering, design and layout by 扎克


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