New commission for Soundwaves Festival 2011The NKR are quite unlike anything else! Imagine J G Ballard & Throbbing Gristle illicitly meeting up in Weimar-era Germany to play Euro Pop, effortlessly shifting from cabaret tunes to beat-heavy IDM tied together with the virtuoso musicianship of violinist Minski providing a totally unforgettable live experience.
THE NKR Music ranges from electro poetry to sonic art to IDM. They enjoy playing their music in unusual spaces and have been known to give 'silent headphone' performances. Their first album Love House was released in Feb 2007 on Lifetime Records and can be purchased on iTunes. Go to www.thenkr.com for Love House sound bites. Tyrrell remixes followed with Beau Monde storming dance floors from London to the beaches of Malaysia. The track E - Sensual was used for the credits of The Lovers Guide Interactive DVD (Sony Home Entertainment). Their second release 'I Love You' went straight in at number two of the Global Dance sessions and continues to entrance EDM lovers with it's totally unique blend of Casa Blancaesque vocals and ripping electro beats. Minski (Rick Koster) also gives recitals with the Duke Quartet. They are currently touring with Rosas Dance Company. Minski has a violin techno act with DJ/ producer Liz Cirelli who are signed to the Natura Sonoris imprint in Barcelona.
The NKR are influenced by Bruce Nauman and inspired by the book ‘Wreckers of Civilization’ (Simon Ford).FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT THE NKR'S WEBSITE
Photographs by Stefan Klenke