“opaquer” is the first vinyl full length release from Kenyan sound artist and producer KMRU (Joseph Kamaru). KMRU has been active on digital platforms for the past 4 years and has developed a significant music catalogue. KMRU knits sounds from his own Nairobi into expansive and cerebral ambient compositions.
In addition to his prolific output on his Bandcamp page, KMRU has released music on Byrd Out (UK) and was featured on Deadmau5’s label Mau5trap for a track on their ‘We Are Friends’ compilation. KMRU was selected as one of Resident Advisor’s 15 East African artists you need to hear from 2018. KMRU’s sounds combine everything from gritty, indigenous field recordings to piano to 303.
Dagoretti Records is proud to present “opaquer” to the world. African electronic music is among the most progressive music in the world right now and KMRU is at the forefront of this exciting aural movement. Limited edition.
Joseph Kamaru (KMRU), is a sound artist, and producer based in Nairobi. He is notable for making intelligent atmospheric and emotionally experimental music, giving a personal touch using everything from gritty indigenous sounds to field recordings and synthesis to create intricate sonic soundscapes.
KMRU is also a DJ, and his mixes share a similar philosophy, where the music often has an elegiac quality of sounds, Foleys and field recordings, sometimes accompanied with a pulsing slice of atmospheric techno suggesting a more cinematic approach. KMRU performs frequently at clubs around Nairobi, has been a regular at the Nyegenyege Bayimba Festivals in Uganda.
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