Derek McKeon is a multimedia artist and illustrator, and he started ZONES as his foray into music. He will release his album Real Time on March 13 through the Heretical Objects Cooperative.
A press release describes the music as "tropical psych dub," and notes that his songs "mirror the same surreal universe of his artwork." This means lots of guitar riffs, analogue delay, dubby warbles and hazy melodies.
For a taste of ZONES' bleary, sunburnt sound, scroll past the tracklist below to check out the six-and-a-half-minute "Open Sky," which is Real Time's opening cut. The accompanying video is a VHS-styled blur of vintage effects and trippy colours.
Real Time will be released on limited-edition cassette with a show at Toronto's Izakaya Sushi House on March 13. Lido Pimienta, Mimico and Mas Aya are also on the bill. The album will also be available digitally.
1. Open Sky
3. Not Chet
4. Sneaky Mist
5. Two Cans
6. Lunar Canyon