Kevin Richard Martin

Kevin Richard Martin is the man behind The Bug, King Midas Sound, Techno Animal, Zonal and a host of other uncompromisingly heavy projects he has instigated since the 90s.


Having released the intensely personal Sirens, his first record under his own name, on Lawrence English's Room40 imprint in June 2019, and a suite of albums entitled Frequencies For Leaving Earth over lockdown, 2024 sees Kevin step up as an electronic composer with some landmark new releases and live projects.

Disconnect is the first collaborative record between KRM and Joseph Kamaru (KMRU), out on Phantom Limb in June 24. Featuring Kamaru on vocals for the first time, the album is a powerful study of dread, hope, and profound sonics that marries depth-trawling dub with haunting voice, ambient sensibilities, and negative space.

Meanwhile, also receving full release this year and playing selective live shows is Black, Kevin's unexpected and heartfelt musical eulogy to Amy Winehouse - an album of predominantly beatless ambience possesed by the ghost of Winehouse's Back to Black album. Fragmented moods and hypnotic drones melt together, as its circular beauty is set adrift, floating away into an endless void.. where the original only remains in spirit alone.

'Kevin Richard Martin specialises in ego-exploding sonics… his is a music that deals in extremes, from dubwise blasters as The Bug to intimate, ambient productions under his own name' - The Quietus