The New York-based Tower Recordings debuted in 1995 with the self-released Rehearsals for Roseland Circa '95, a sprawling 28-song set highlighting their eclectic, noisy sound and tape-manipulation aesthetic. The following year, the group -- comprised of multi-instrumentalists Matthew R. "M.V." Valentine, Helen Rush, PG Six, Spanish Wolfmann, Robert Henry Jones III, and S. Freyer, Esq. -- returned with Fraternity of Moonwalkers, issued on Audible Hiss; another label change, to Spirit of Orr, followed prior to the release of 1997's Planet T.R.