Kagami Smile is from an industrial city a few hours from Chicago. He takes influence from shoegaze records as well as minimal techno labels such as Chain Reaction and Modern Love. His biggest music influences are Shinichi Atobe, Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, Grouper, and Andy Stott.

His music reflects a series of recurring dreams had since 2017, that of a missed moment with a stranger. His compositions are usually filled with nostalgia and romance as well as a haze of urban solitude. He has released on labels such as Dream Catalogue, Tekres, SOVN, Gin&Platonic, as well as an upcoming album on VILL4IN and Sores (Sound+Matter) from Sweden