Baltimoreans Nathan Bell (ex-Lungfish) and Dave Heumann (Arbouretum) first started playing music
together sometime after the start of ‘99 and definitely before the end of ‘01. It was soon apparent that
they’d hit upon a winning combination - they found an unusual synergy of writing styles that has enabled
them, at times, to compose a whole album’s worth of songs together in the course of a leisurely
afternoon. The style of music that they found themselves playing defies categorization, but has been
described by listeners as containing aspects of minimalism, pre-war american blues/folk, and middle
eastern and african musics.