Sound artist and producer KMRU, aka Joseph Kamaru has a new album on the way this Friday.
The six-track album says Kamaru captures his “experiences travelling in Montreal, as well as being back in Nairobi just before lockdown”.The album takes its name from a metro station in Montreal.
“I’ve been studying repetition and time in sounds, and Peel is one of the experiments from this,” Kamaru told Resident Advisor. “I tend to work freely and effortlessly on my textural sounds or ambient, not using any metronomes and just hitting record and improvising all the way. I’m always happy to have limitations while making music, and Peel is a good example of this. I recorded the entire project in 48 hours.”
Peel follows his contribution to Byrd Out’s compilation album, ‘Pluralistic Reflex’ which we premiered on the site.
Listen to the beautiful and expansive opener ‘Why Are You Here’, a track that slowly revels its many layers of expertly crafted field recordings and ambient electronic soundscapes over its fifteen minute run time. Take some time out, lock yourself away, and bask in this wonderful song.
We can’t wait to hear the rest of the record, because this track is quite frankly stunning!
1. Why Are You Here
Editions Mego will release Peel on 31st July. Pre-order here.