There’s a standard narrative that an artist releases an album, but for Zaki Ibrahim it seems the reverse is true . From one angle, Ibrahim’s career is punctuated by extended absences from the Toronto scene where she built her name, launched a label and found success . From another vantage, for an artist who is known for her multiplicity of influences and identities, absence from one scene is in fact presence in another . The difference between departure and arrival is simply a matter of perspective. Ibrahim’s process, very much about immersion, connection and being there, wherever there may be, is a fundamental attribute of self and sound.