Singer/songwriter Adam Angell started his music profession in the Portland, OR, indie rock and roll scene through the early ’90s. He was area of the pop group Nero’s Rome, which released the record Togetherly in 1995 and disbanded after not just one, but two major-label offers dropped through. Bitterly disappointed, Angell constructed a cabin in the woods near Portland and transferred there along with his family members; there he started focusing on the materials that would ultimately become his single debut. Documented in his house studio, Private Participant drew from both classic and modern-day psychedelia, aswell as folk, jazz, and pop; in addition, it featured guest performances by Tony Lash (ex-Heatmiser), Eric Matthews, Daniel Riddle (Ruler Black Acid solution), and previous Nero’s Rome bandmate Tod Morrisey, aswell as associates of Angell’s family members. Private Player premiered by PsychEclectic in the summertime of 2002.