Kai Otten is a Cologne-based musician who writes and produces chill-out music. Kai's musical roots can be found in the ambient, chillout and pop genre with a flavor of flamenco/classical guitar.
<br>Decorative music is what Kai Otten calls his second acoustic- electronic album "Camper Mode". This is not meant to sound belittling or even disparagingly in any way. Quite the contrary: Because good music can indeed be background music, says the 33-year old composer, producer and guitarist. It can sound so moving and rhythmical as if you saw Ché speeding through Chile on his motorbike. Another time you are floating through space with Major Tom on spherical soundscapes. The influences and the sounds range from Ambience to Easy Listening to Chillout, from Flamenco to Jazz to Trip Hop. Handmade sounds and self-made instruments meet synthesizers and sound samples like crackling, noise, rustling and ringing. And every time the crystal clear solo concert guitar puts itself on top of the lovingly composed instrumentals. The Cologne based Kai Otten was influenced by artists such as Air and Carlos Santana, Moby and Tycho. This list is completed by the first chillout- compilations of Café del Mar. Compilations Otten thinks were ahead of their times. The same can be said about himself and "Camper Mode".