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Logue

by KMRU

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    £1 for every record manufactured is spent on planting trees via the National Forest.

    Artwork by Logor Oluwamuyiwa
    Design by Özge Cöne
    Art direction by Siné Buyuka

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    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

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    £1 for every record manufactured is spent on planting trees via TEMA.

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Argon 05:00
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OT 06:00
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Und 03:24
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11 04:16
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Bai Fields 03:28
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Logue 04:20
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Points 04:25

about

"One of the leading ambient artists working today.”
The Guardian

"A goldmine of introverted electronic music.”
Resident Advisor

“Intelligent, atmospheric and emotionally experimental music, using everything from gritty indigenous sounds to field recordings and synthesis.”
NTS

"The Kenyan artist is carving out a unique place in electronic music."
Pitchfork

"One of the most prolific and innovative artists in his field.”
Bandcamp

Nairobi-based electronic musician / sound-artist Joseph Kamaru - KMRU - signs to Injazero for the release of his beautiful compendium album Logue, comprising works from his past years of self-releasing via Bandcamp.

KMRU is uniquely positioned between the cultures of ambient and African musics, entwining his compositions with field recordings from his native Kenya and the surrounding countries of East Africa. Formed of tracks written from 2017 to 2019, Logue represents an artist not only in command of his form but also evolving, ready to deconstruct and radically refocus his music to explore new contours of experimental and ambient sound-design. “Every track reflects an event, space or location,” Joseph writes. “The pieces are developed from field recordings, improvisation and spontaneity.”

Some of the earliest compositions found on Logue - 2017’s “Jinja Encounters”, for example - represent Joseph’s first trips outside his homeland and the experience of new sights and new climates, full of discovery and wonder. The synth line of 2018’s “Argon” pops and bubbles, mimicking bright African melodic vibrancy while a churning, static distortion threatens to breach the surface, revealing a sophisticated, measured understanding of texture and timbral interplay. “OT”, from late 2018, jumps with joyous calls and deftly panned arrhythmic percussion, a new subtlety of light and dark gained from experience and experimentation. Consistent across the entire album is intensely personal and powerfully intuitive expression, crossing continental divides with a singular elegance.

credits

released May 14, 2021

All tracks written and produced by KMRU in Nairobi, Kenya
Mastered by Joshua Eustis

(c) 2021 Injazero Records
(p) 2021 KMRU under exclusive license to Injazero Records
Published by Injazero Publishing

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KMRU Nairobi, Kenya

sound artist.
Nairobi, Berlin

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gavin@syncsmith.com

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