PURE Guest.024 KMRU
Sound can be found everywhere in your life, smooth out the ripples in your heart.
Currently studying sonic arts in Berlin, Joseph Kamaru aka KMRU is a Nairobi-born, Berlin-based sound artist whose work and experimentation with sound resides in the realms (and discourse thereof) of field recordings, found sound and improvisation. His work contains a humbling weightless-ness that feels transportive and equally validated & rooted by the fusing with audible ephemera, street noise and human musings—an expanded listening cultures of sonic thoughts and sound practices; sometimes a question or proposition to consider and reflect on auditory cultures beyond perceived norms.
His albums, 2020's "Peel", "Opaquer", "Jar" and 2021's "Logue" have received high praise from Pitchfork, Resident Advisor, DJ Mag, NPR, and Crack Magazine. He recently released "Limen", a collaborative album with Aho Ssan on Subtext. KMRU is also a part of SHAPE platform roster of artists for 2021, performs globally and has presented works at CTM Festival, Berlin Atonal, Mutek ES/CA, Barbican, Munich Museum, MAAT. In 2022, he performed with the London Contemporary Orchestra and then toured with Big Thief and Fennesz in the UK/EU and the USA respectively.
"Recorded between Köln–Berlin train journey, the mix explores an in betweenness of moving time and different conscious states ebbing sounds that contrive this feeling." —KMRU
PURE G Select:
KMRU – Jinja Encounters [self-release]
KMRU – mean farms [Dagoretti Records]
Photo Credit: Thukia
Jus Kno' – Hidden (KMRU remix)
perila – over me
Fields We Found – Touch 03_A_Place_I_Know
Félicia Atkinson – Pieces of Sylvia
Emily A. Sprague – A Lake
anthéne – Silver Birch
KMRU – blurred thresholds
LB Marszalek – Morrow / Sorrow
Meitei – Sento [Pt.II]
Igor Dyachenko – fused platters
KMRU – aporias beam
Bridget Ferrill & Áslaug Magnúsdóttir – Gossip
Marina Herlop – miu (Choir Version)
Sofie Birch – Surface Pan (feat. A. Fabrin)
OHYUNG – symphonies sweeping!
KMRU – resonant sharing
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