KMRU Details New Album, ‘Natur’

It's the Nairobi-born, Berlin-based sound artist's first record for UK label Touch

KMRU has a new album on the way, titled Natur.

Comprised of a single lengthy piece that the Nairobi-born, Berlin-based sound artist composed in 2022, it marks his debut release for the UK label Touch. Since he first made the piece, it has become a staple of his live sets, which he has used to reshape it into the final form that will be released in July. “I became [the piece],” he said in a statement. “I merged with it on a performance level.”

As with past KMRU works, Natur makes use of various environmental recordings. There are also moments of harsh and static noise, as well as drones, captured using electromagnetic microphones.

Natur will follow on from KMRU’s forthcoming collaboration with Kevin Richard Martin, Disconnect, which is due out in June.

Touch will release Natur on July 26, 2024.

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