Following the experimental rock and roll outfit Thela split up in 1996, members Rosy Parlane and Dion Workman became Parmentier. That task lasted until 1998 when Parlane started looking into soundscapes, tape loops, and field recordings by himself. Three self-released 7″s made an appearance that year using the sequential game titles #1, #2, and #3 just before they were gathered in the full-length #1-4, the very first discharge in the Sigma Editions label. A move from his indigenous New Zealand to London in 2000 coincided using the discharge of Parlane’s cooperation with Fennesz, the 3″ Compact disc Live (At Synesthesia). The record Getxo made an appearance a year afterwards and in 2002 Parlane became a member of Eddie Provost and Mattin for the task Sakada as well as the record Undistilled. In 2003 he added to the Antiopic label’s “Allegorical Power Series,” some free MP3 produces that explored the “potential of audio art within the framework of so when a reply to global injustice.” The 2004 record Iris was his first work for Jon Wozencroft and Mike Harding’s Contact label. The partnership continued using the 2006 discharge Jessamine.