After a three year hiatus following the barely noticable dissolution of the earlier four-piece incarnation of the band, vocalist, guitarist and song writer Erik Johnsson decided it was time to record some music again. From Erik's ever growing collection of great demos, snippets/riffs and/or lyrics, 11 songs were quite quickly assembled and boiled down to their essentials, then developed and confirmed as good enough to continue working with. The primary problem was figuring out how the songs were going to sound in the end. The duo quite early on decided against making normal music, so the process of figuring out what normal vis-a-vis not normal exactly meant inevitably took rather a long time. Four years to be precise.