His latest release, epoch, which arrived in November of last year, is gorgeous. Electronic composition gives way to quiet noises; bird calls, a sigh, the shuffling of feet, the faint buzz of an alarm. It is as ethereal as it is earth driven, grounded in this everyday sonic umami of human behaviours.
KMRU, has been producing and practicing his art since the early 2010s, his earlier productions more in the vein of afrobeat and progressive house. With his album Peel, which came out in 2020, KMRU leveraged the pandemic to fully embrace his interest in environmental sound. The comparably quiet music mirrored the stillness of the world at the time, honing in on the absences and the traces of life through ambient music. Listening to KMRU is a bit like reading, as each song unfolds it turns a page, a continuous narrative that is both futuristic and timeless.