nonkeen’s history has always been shaped by the mysterious convergence of coincidence with the band’s steady exploration of as yet unheard sounds. After all, ever since Nils Frahm, Frederic Gmeiner and Sepp Singwald discovered, in their childhood days, a shared passion for rudimentary tape machines, they’ve refused to shy away from letting their music respond to the erratic nature of their recording process.
What started as a playground radio show in a suburb of Hamburg, where Gmeiner and Frahm experimented with their cassette players and the noises of their daily environment, soon developed into a long-lasting friendship, and eventually led to the foundation of nonkeen.
FELD designed the artwork of the first two nonkeen albums and developed custom made electronics for the band's live setup.
For the video of the song “chasing god through palmyra” FELD worked in close collaboration with nonkeen and the mectub railway club Berlin on a model train fantasy world. The video portrays the close friendship between a man and a train bonded by their escape fantasies as they circle together on an endless loop along the tracks of life inside a repetitive and psychedelic world.
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