Melbourne-based producer/vocalist ZK king releases her debut cassette, OPENPALACES. Stemming from the claustrophobia of being concerned with how our bodies “are” / how they’re seen, the release tells the female experience of the body - and a personal understanding towards it according to who we’re with, where we are and the self containment which our bodies keep our minds in.
ZK king’s music is self-described as focusing on storytelling not only via lyricism, but through the visual imagery of her production and soundscapes. Since uploading demos to soundcloud a couple of years ago, she has collaborated with the likes of Rei So La and Stevan, and has developed a sound sure to appeal to fans of Ravyn Lenae or HTRK.
“The beauty in this one is the way she’s used her production skills and vocal prowess in tandem: the soaring harmonies programmed throughout this one are a testament to the keen eye she has for detail and the understanding she has of her style of producing.” - Purple Sneakers
Outside of producing music, ZK king (Jamie Marina Lau) is a writer/author/poet, most notably publishing her first novel Pink Mountain on Locust Island through Brow Books in 2018.
OPENPALACES is out March 21st digitally and limited cassette through Healthy Tapes.
released March 21, 2019
Typhoon - produced by ZK king
Wake Up - produced by ZK king and Gno Joma
Daisy - produced by Stoneset