Many thanks to Gadfly magazine for featuring Kai last week!
Atmospheric electronic rock artist Kai Altair offers an insightful opinion in her interview with Gadfly Online: “All genres of music are beginning to fuse as the world comes together in global connection. The music I am creating is a product of a planet in communication.” In addition to creating a product of planet in communication, Altair wants her music to “communicate that which cannot be spoken in words alone.” Her new album, Dreamwalker, is set for release in February of 2015. The album “explores themes like lucid dreaming, time travel, metamorphosis, and sacred bliss all with the goal of conjuring alternate realities and transporting audiences to a dreamlike place.” Continue reading to gain some more insight on Altair’s philosophies and beliefs and take a listen to one of her latest singles, “Shadows Dance,” here.
Gadfly Online: Can you provide us with some background? Where are you from? What made you pursue a career in music?
Kai Altair: I come from an ancient line of forest people. My namesake and bloodline reach back to a time when people were in love with the earth and sky. My parents tell me I have been singing since I began to make sounds. The pursuit of a career in music happened when I was around 15 and started dreaming of sounds filtering down from the stars at night. I also saw Nine Inch Nails play in a big arena and realized how much music when performed with power can move people. I wanted to get on board and take part in creating music that would inspire people to live life with hearts wide open.
GO: How would you characterize your music? Do you fit into a stock genre or create a fusion of genres?
KA: It seems that all genres of music are beginning to fuse as the world comes together in global connection. The music I am creating is a product of a planet in communication. Living in New York City, I am influenced by the sounds of many countries and cultures living closely with each other. I am influenced by global rhythms, melodies, and electronic frequencies of the ancient past and distant future.