Musically, I've always had a bit of a penchant for the downtempo and morose. In college, I had a radio show called "Pump Up the Valium" where I played a healthy dose of bands like Portishead, Low and Air. A few years later, I resurrected the show late nights on WLUW and dove even further into the realm of dark and obscure electronic music. That show was called "Halcyon Nights" (inspired by the Orbital song, "Halcyon On and On") and my plan was always to relaunch it here on Radio Free Chicago. Inspiration to finally record some new material struck this past weekend while seeking refuge from all the snow and ice, but when I was done I realized I didn't really want to use the Halcyon name anymore.