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Ki on Bandcamp

Ki is now also on Bandcamp. For our launch on the website we had an interview with Bandcamp, talking about some of the difficulties we had in Ki's early days and about the amazing music we had the honor to release until now. Featured releases on Bandcamp by Christian Löffler, Daisuke Tanabe, Sean Pineiro, Monokle, Me Succeeds & Arp Aubert. Bandcamp: "There’s a kind of soulful melancholy running through all of the albums on German label Ki Records, making them absorbing mood music for quiet moments. Co-founder Paul Kadow walks us through 7 of the label's pivotal releases." Visit: http://blog.bandcamp.com/2016/03/31/electronics-in-the-atmosphere-a-guide-to-ki-records/

Biog

The occasional fisherman and graduated psychologist Vlad aka Monokle is the newest member of the Ki family.

Monokle, a 26 year old producer from St. Petersburg, Russia has been making music since the mid 00s and has a massive creative output. As he says, he takes his inspiration from silence and Eric Satie is one of his biggest idols. His favorite label is Warp, so it’s no wonder that some of his tracks do have reminiscences with the British label. But instead of quoting the sound of his big idols, he give’s it an individual touch and continues the evolution of that certain kind of sound. His main influences were IDM and Glitch, before he got more in touch with Ambient and Drone. All these different influences can be heard as sound fragments in his tracks. Like in a caleidoskope, these fragments unite, get torn apart and in the end melt together again. Monokle says that “Music with simple rhythms and catchy beats gets me bored pretty quick”. So he got rid of static listening and producing structures, to go his own way when creating music.

 
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