Let’s add some noise: Khonnor
What? Elektro-acoustic lo-fi noise pop
Sounds like? bedroom elektronica, Helios, The Album Leaf
Whatever happened to Khonnor? Has he reincarnated into another band, and does noboy know which one? Fact is that I’m really looking forward to a new record of this guy, cause his debut album and masterpiece ‘Handwriting’ is already 4, 5 years old.
Khonnor was sixteen when he got his first proper release on Type records, a label that is specialized in elektro-acoustic and ambient-like music. Before that he got a reputation by giving away his albums for free online and on soulseek, the music-sharing program. You can still find some of his ep’s online, here, here and here. (you can see the guy has got a lot of alter ego’s)
I once saw a small documentary about him. It was from a swedish Mtv-program called this is Music (if there is someone who can give me all the episodes of that show, please let me know! … I’ve been looking for them ever since, because there were some extremely un-mtv’ish artists on that show..I mailed MTV Sweden, but off course they didn’t respond – i wouldn’t either). So, in this documentary we saw the 16-year old Khonnor, still going to high school and getting ready for a tour in Europe. The funny – disturbing? – thing was that his parents didn’t even know he had released a record, so they didn’t even know he was going to Europe.
Anyway, for your listening pleasure, an artist that deserves more praise:
You can still buy his album ‘Handwriting’ on Boomkat.