The six-track LP, titled Peel, is out at the end of July.
The album, made up of six longform pieces, is named after a metro station in Montreal. The music captures "my experiences traveling in Montreal, as well as being back in Nairobi just before lockdown," says Kamaru, who was highlighted as an East African producer to watch by Kampire Bahana in a 2018 article on RA.
"I've been studying repetition and time in sounds, and Peel is one of the experiments from this," Kamaru tells RA. "I tend to work freely and effortlessly on my textural sounds or ambient, not using any metronomes and just hitting record and improvising all the way. I'm always happy to have limitations while making music, and Peel is a good example of this. I recorded the entire project in 48 hours."
Listen to Peel on Bandcamp.
Kamaru said working on Peel inspired another ambient project, called Saal, which you can listen to below.
01. Why Are You Here
Editions Mego will release Peel on July 31st, 2020.