With its eighth release, Leipzig-based Holger Records introduces yet another new artist: the mysterious Vai has been active in the scene for a few years already, with various production teams and aliases.
His new project is heading for a different path though. ‘Son of Idaia‘ is his most intimate work to date, a highly personal record. The elements in use are almost fragile, winding around each other and hard to grasp. So is the music: in between ambient, electronica and ghostly techno it seems removed from its club origins and yet still reverberating these roots. A deep trip down the rabbit hole, dubby, immersive and glowing in all its calm beauty.
We asked Vai to prepare a guest mix along the same lines, which resulted in having John Cage, Aphex Twin, Steve Reich, Vladislav Delay and Delta Funktionen masterfully lined up for your listening pleasure.