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Kai on SoundBetter

Professional recording, touring musician, and songwriter specializing in rock and metal. From Esprit D'Air and The Sisters of Mercy.

As featured on Loudwire, HuffPost, and Kerrang! Radio, Kai is the solo project leader of Esprit D'Air. His debut album "Constellations" was awarded 'Best Metal Album' in 2018 (judged by Slayer, Amy Lee of Evanescence, and Sepultura), with the single 'Guiding Light' being listed in Louder (Metal Hammer)'s "Best 50 Rock Songs of 2017".

Kai recently produced his second album "Oceans" which included features from members of The Sisters of Mercy and Crystal Lake. The album entered UK charts including:
- #13 Rock and Metal Albums (Official Charts Company)
- #7 Independent Albums Breakers (Official Charts Company)
- #30 Album Downloads (Official Charts Company)
- #38 Independent Albums (Official Charts Company)
- #4 Top Metal Albums (iTunes UK)
- #38 Top Rock Albums (iTunes UK)

Kai is available for remote work in recording vocals (in Japanese or English), to guitar solo features, to full modern hard rock and metal compositions. Graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Music from the University of Westminster.

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  • English
  • Japanese

2 Reviews

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  1. Review by Ofir Hayun

    Very Professional and Versatile, very good communication and delivers quickly!
    Warmly recommended!

  2. Review by Adam
    by Adam

    Absolute pleasure to work with! Kai understood my vision for my song and delivered excellent recordings.

Interview with Kai

  1. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  2. A: Jan-Vincent Velazco for drums!

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Both! Lately, more digital for efficiency.

  5. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  6. A: People think I am just a singer, but I also produce and record all the instruments in my music.

  7. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  8. A: Make sure you have a clear vision of what you are looking for.

  9. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  10. A: Don't fix it in the mix. If your recording doesn't sound perfect, keep practising it for the perfect recording.

  11. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  12. A: I play hard rock, synth metal, and electronicore, but I am also open to power metal, thrash metal, and metalcore.

  13. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  14. A: I like to think outside of the box. No simple pentatonic solos.

  15. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  16. A: I just finished my 2nd album "Oceans", which entered the UK charts and has a lot of positive reviews from critics. I will be working on touring in the summer!

Leviathan by Esprit D'Air

I was the composer, guitarist, vocalist, drummer, and producer in this production

Terms Of Service

Up to two revisions for free. Two weeks turnaround time (average).

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  • Sisters of Mercy
  • Esprit D'Air
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  • Esprit D'Air Releases New Lyric Video "Dead Zone" feat. Ben Christo (The Sisters of Mercy)Mar 14, 2022

    Esprit D'Air has released their latest track "Dead Zone" featuring Ben Christo, from The Sisters of Mercy.

    Cradle of Filth's Richard Shaw stated:

    "Catchy and atmospheric, with incredible vocals and an otherworldly guitar solo. What a song!”