The bulk of it was made in my third year of Art School. At the time I was introduced to the prepared piano work of John Cage, and digital glitches of Yasunao Tone. I was sticking microphones down into old broken pianos and drawing onto CDs: making them skip on playback, then recording the outputs. I had a great time experimenting with manipulating sounds and presenting the outcomes visually as part of my course work. Around this time, myself and Richard from Numbers organised a show for Autechre at the Art School. It was definitely one of those lifechanging gigs for me, hearing collapsing polyrhythms so loud that your eyeballs started to vibrate. The week after the show I wrote a couple of tracks directly influenced by that night. My influences being what they were (well, are), and considering the extended time period that these tracks were recorded in, it made sense to self-release the album because I didn't want to compromise the structure. In this sense it's less of an album and more in line with one of my Display Copy mixtapes – random selections of ideas, caught in the moment and compiled over time.