HI there! My name is Aki and I am one of the new architects behind NKR 2.0. Ian is working on the website now and it should be ready in about a month. We’ve got an amazing line-up for the coming year and will be back properly in September. We are working with some amazing designers here in Japan, with film presentations due at the end of the year in Tokyo and Kyoto by some of our favourite filmic masters.
Ian will still be co-curating the label, but once the website is complete he will be focusing on Home Normal and his PhD so he’s left some of his friends in charge of NKR from now on. We will be releasing works in double packaging mostly, with a strong focus on micro-electronics and some wonderful underground noise groups from Indonesia, India and China next year. Our first release post-summer will be by secretive UK hipsters no211RPA. We actually have no idea who they are but the album is amazing and completely wild. We’ll then be following that up with albums by Christopher Hipgrave, Cedar AV, Autistici & Justin Varis, Bamboo Stilts, Juxta Phona, Wabi Experience, and loads more :)
Thanks for reading this and see you soon x