Multi-instrumentalist Andrew Broder began building eccentric turntablist music as Fog and installed with the United kingdom label Ninja Melody. Delivered in Minneapolis, MN, where he continuing to reside in, Broder considered music as a getaway from the exterior world. He restricted himself to his cellar and learned many instruments while concurrently taking a pastime within the escapist areas of hip-hop. Ultimately, after growing sick and dropping away from school, Broder devoted himself to music, crafting eccentric monitors which were rooted in hip-hop but integrated many other components and musical instruments. His recordings enticed the eye of prominent United kingdom trip-hop label Ninja Melody, who released a self-titled assortment of his function in 2002, accompanied by the Verify Fraud 12″. At this time, Broder started collaborating with several fellow Minneapolis music artists — guitarist Jeremy Ylvisaker, bassist Baer Erickson, drummer Martin Dosh — and changed his solo task right into a full-fledged group with the capacity of carrying out live.