Though I had always hoped to investigate solo piano, it wasn't until my first solo recital in the summer of 2010 that I began to seriously consider the medium. As I started practicing and experimenting at the keyboard, I became enamored with the idea of adding a post-production element to the very simple, organic piano music I was gravitating toward. Not being an expert in studio techniques myself, I called my friend Nick DePinna whose facility with electronics and composerly aesthetic I have long admired. As we began discussing and evolving some general concepts, it became clear that the best way to explore some of the tantalizing possibilities was though recording an album. Viewing ourselves as a duo, keyboardist and producer, we embarked on a journey into the unfamiliar and often surprising musical terrain.