February 16, 2016

Nonkeen - The Gamble (R&S Records)

Berlin-based trio Nonkeen debut LP The Gamble is a remarkable deep & minimal electro-jazz production.

It's also a great story of three German kids discovering music in the late 80's/early 90's, through the lense of good old-school tape recorders. From Hamburg to East Berlin, the trio grew up, staid in touch, but took more than a decade to finally offer us this remarkable introspective musical journey.


Their countless teenage years tape recordings sessions acted as an inspiring patchwork, but make no mistake, this album is not the work of gifted amateur musicians. It's much more than that, and I have no fear comparing their accomplishment to renewed electro-jazz pioneers like Bugge Wesseltoft or Portico Quartet.

Check it out for yourself on their Bandcamp Page & R&S Records: