Unrock. Daniel “AIU” Higgs is a Shaman, an anarchist with radical messages from strange worlds. He is a Dervish, treading on borderlines, whose thematic native territory is the very borderline of human existence. The musical presentation of his work is crystal clear and razor sharp: either Higgs plays his Banjo like an Indian Sitar, or he creates a monotone carpet of sounds which he weaves out of his Shruti-Box—and with demonic ruthlessness, he sheds light on the human abyss. The aphoristic elements remain metaphorical and the meanings are clear, the images that Higgs produces in the imagination of his listeners through his verse are brutally explicit and leave no trace of ambiguity. His unforgettable performance in Unrock was one of the major highlights of the entire series.
Higgs captivated his awe-struck audience like no other performer at Unrock had done before. On the one hand, he was highly fascinating and resonated with strong charisma; on the other hand he was an enigmatic Sphinx. His music is a hymn to The Doors of Perception, to the borderline between clarity and insanity, a scurrile dream of the dawn of being—the thin line on which Higgs offers us to dance with him, always with one foot in the bottomless pit. Manic, hypnotic and dangerous, all at the same time. 150 hand-numbered, limited edition CDR copies boast a one-of-a-kind cover, a handmade silkscreen from Rike Stephani (Antipesto) which shows an original drawing from Daniel Higgs, which he created especially for this special recording at Unrock.