“The Kenyan artist is carving out a unique place in electronic music.” – Pitchfork
Joseph Kamaru, aka KMRU, is a Nairobi-born, Berlin-based sound artist whose work is grounded on the discourse of field recording, noise, and sound art. His work posits expanded listening cultures of sonic thoughts and sound practices, a proposition to consider and reflect on auditory cultures beyond the norms. An awareness of surroundings through creative compositions, installations, and performances. He has earned international acclaim from his performances in far-flung locales such as the Barbican, Berlin Atonal, CTM festival, Dekmantel, Le Guess Who, and his profound releases on Editions Mego, Subtext, Seil Records, and Injazero. 2022 saw him supporting Big Thief in the UK/EU and touring with Fennesz in the US. KMRU has carved out a serious and definitive space on the list of essential authors in ambient-experimental music as one of the most prolific and innovative artists in his field.