KMRU — Peel (18th Sept., 2020)Kenya flag                                                             KMRU — Peel (18th Sept., 2020) KMRU — Peel (18th Sept., 2020)
ο♦   Joseph Kamaru. Čím více se na obraz zaměřujete a pokoušíte se poslouchat „Peel“, tím méně slyšíte, protože jste příliš zabaleni do samotného zvuku, než do kompozice jako celku. A to je kouzlo KMRU, jeho parketa.  Vytváří husté zvukové krajiny, které jsou meditativní a zvučné, ale oplývají také brutální melodií. Druh melodií, které se k vám připnou a nikdy nepustí. Celková atmosféra „Peel“ je klidná. Všechno by mohlo jít milion mil kolem vás, ale jakmile stisknete tlačítko play, jste v pomalu se pohybující bublině. To je druh alba, které všichni potřebujeme. Odstraňuje vás ze světa kolem vás a nutí vás soustředit se na drobné detaily na krátkou dobu. Toto album není zrovna ambientní, ani dronové, ani hlučné. Ale je to vznešené a jedno z nejvíce ohromujících vydání co pamatuji. Transfixace open. KMRU: Joseph Kamaru
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Album release: 31st July 2020/18th Sept. 2020
Record Label: Editions Mego
Duration:     75:33
Tracks:
1. Why Are You Here   15:10
2. Well   5:30
3. Solace   12:50
4. Klang   6:10
5. Insubstantial   12:55
6. Peel   22:58
Credits:
♦ο   All tracks written and produced by KMRU
♦ο   Recorded and produced in Rimpa, (Nairobi, KE)
♦ο   Mastered by Stephan Mathieu at Schwebung Mastering, June 2020
♦ο   Photography: Claudia Mock
♦ο   Layout/ Design: Nik Void
♦ο   Thanks to Désiré Niamké, Jeff Hartford, Claudia Mock & Laila Daya.
Description:
ο♦   KMRU is the moniker of Joseph Kamaru, a sound artist, and producer based in Nairobi. One of the leading exponents of the burgeoning experimental music scene in Nairobi and beyond he was listed by Resident Advisor as one of  ‘15 East African Artists You Need To Hear’ in 2018 and is a regular performer at the fabled Nyegenyege Festival having also presented live performances at CTM festival and Gamma Festival. Peel is KMRU’s first release for Editions Mego. exquisite mix of field recordings and electronics unravelling at a repetitive and leisurely pace to expose a rich tapestry of sound that has been revered for it’s ability to cross bordear with the sheer undertow of emotional content. The subtle calming atmosphere within Peel belies the compositional prowess as layers of delicate sounds wrap around each other creating a hybrid new form ambient musics both captivating through it’s textural depth and kaleidoscopic patterns. The track titles lend themselves to the themes and mood set within: Why are you here, Well, Solace, Klang, Insubstantial and the title track. This is a deep heartfelt journey with a new strong voice being expressed through the means of organically presented electronic ambient sounds, one which reveals further layers on repeat listens.
Review
By Nick Roseblade · On July 24, 2020 · OVERALL SCORE: 8
♦ο   http://www.godisinthetvzine.co.uk/2020/07/24/krmu-peel-editions-mego/
Label: https://kud.li/emego289
Bandcamp: https://kmru.bandcamp.com/album/peel
Website: https://kmru.info/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/joseph_kamaru
INSTA: https://www.instagram.com/_kamaru_/
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/kamarujoseph