Boomkat Product Review:
Deftly detailed mesh of hip hop, sino-grime and vaporous electronics with a finely woven sense of narrative.
“From Kai Luen:
‘A ghost is a system of beliefs, a code that we once held on to. As time passes by, this system either gradually changes and morphs into a fused form or is all together overthrown. It isn’t a skeleton that remains still but rather a breathing being that closely follows you. It’s substance gradually decays as you yourself decay and change.
To me, this is an album about decay and consciously destroying these old ghosts. About actively building new forms during this process. It is about consciously looking for other ideas or connections in which to create new ghosts as the old ones hollow out. This decay takes place in your surroundings/ environment (whether through noise pollution, environmental degradation, demolition, riots or uprising), your relationships with other people (dying friendships, family, old and current lovers), and most importantly in your own body (sex, drugs, and growing old). This decay can be gradual and slow or it can be violent,piercing, and sensual.
These “hollow ghosts” continue to stay with us as we change. I hope you can hear the ghosts present in this collection of songs.”