kim ki o*
KİM Kİ O FRANCE TOUR AS PART OF FEMINIST INDEPENDENT MUSIC FESTIVAL LES FEMMES S'EN MELENT IN MARCH 2014! HERE ARE THE DATES:
March 19 - Le Temps Machine (Tours)
March 21 - La Grange a Musique (Creil)
March 25 - Le Bootleg (Bordeaux)
March 26 - Stereolux (Nantes)
March 28 - La Machine du Moulin Rouge (Paris)
March 29 - Le Manege (Lorient)
NEW ALBUM "GROUNDS" OUT ON LENTONIA RECORDS! CD + VINYL + DIGITAL!
YOU CAN GET IT FROM HERE.
"GROUNDS" BANDCAMP HERE
US RELEASE DATE: APRIL 9, 2013.
TURKEY RELEASE DATE: MARCH 14, 2013.
COVER PHOTO AND SLEEVE BY JOHAN DUNCANSON.
Watch our new video for "İnsan İnsan" here.
The video is by our favorite directors Zeynep Dadak & Merve Kayan.
We started making music as the bass and synthesizer duo kim ki o in the summer of 2006. Our sound is based on playing every instrument live. We structure our songs with hazy vocals, usually sung in Turkish on top of the monotonous beats we get out of a hip-hop style drum machine. We have played various shows around Turkey, Europe and UK. We have joined highly influential The Radio Dept as the support act in 2011 in Germany, Moon Duo in April/May 2011 in Europe and UK, and Jens Lekman in 2008 in Europe. We also did two Scandinavian tours with Thulebasen and Eagle Boston back in 2009.
We have self-released two hand-made CD-Rs in 2007 and 2008, which are already sold out. Then our third album "Dans” was released as limited edition vinyl by the independent Dutch label Enfant Terrible, in August 2010. Enfant Terrible puts out good music all the way, you should check the website here. Since day one, we feel truly connected to all Enfant Terrible activities.
For all our releases, please see the discography page.
The new album "Grounds" is coming out on Lentonia Records, based in Paris, in Europe on March 4, and in US in April 9 on both VINYL and CD. We are very excited to be part of Lentonia, our new friends in Paris. "Grounds" is about finding yourself, as well as finding grounds with life. Things definitely start to make more sense as you turn 30... These songs relate to living in a massive city, selfishness, inequalities, relations between animals and humans, fears and friends.
The cover photo and the sleeve of our new album is by our friend Johan Duncanson (The Radio Dept.). It's been a truly exciting experience to hand our album to someone, whose not just music but also work with sleeves have been very influential to us over the years. We are loving how it all came together, and look forward to sharing it with you...
Stay tuned for more news.
kim ki o is:
Ekin Sanaç-synths, keys, vocals, beats
Berna Göl-bass, vocals, beats
Also, here are the other music stuff we are involved in:
*kim ki o means "who is that anyway?" in Turkish.
kim ki o 2012 photo by Aylin Güngör