KMRU and Echium have collaborated on a new album, ‘Peripheral’. Check it out below.
The eight-track experimental ambient release was produced between the artist’s respective homes in Nairobi and Manchester, with the artists combining their respective specialisms into what KMRU has described as a “psychedelic collaboration”.
KMRU, who is now based in Berlin, folds his organic field recording manipulations and textured electronics into Echium’s sparse and frosty dub techno atmospheres. Echium also created the album’s abstract artwork.
As John Twells writes in the album’s accompanying text: “Echium and KMRU make abstract electronic music that sounds as if it’s bursting free of the digital world: they ink a utopia that’s verdant, fertile and teeming with life.”
Listen to, and buy, ‘Peripheral’, via KMRU’s Bandcamp.
Revisit KMRU’s DJ Mag interview and Fresh Kicks mix from earlier this year here.
Earlier this month, New York label Air Texture released the latest edition of its ‘Place :’ series, which was curated by KMRU, and focuses on artists from his native of Nairobi. All proceeds from the relaese will go toward The Green Belt Movement (GBM), an environmental, non-governmental organisation based in Nairobi, which focuses on conservation, democracy, community empowerment and conflict resolution.