So, what happened was that Daniel Mudford, Pete Woodhead and Joe Gardiner were invited by Andrew Hulme to play live with O Yuki Conjugate. Performing and recording gave them a moment of confidence long enough to go out with their own ideas and somehow, there was a friendly 'coup' at the same time as OYC activites slowed down to Kraftwerkian-speed. Their first inspiration was the idea of Zoviet*France going to a nightclub. Their first release was "O Yuki Conjugate + The Sons of Silence=SPOKE" - a live document of music made with bicycles and electronics, still regarded very fondly by the band, albeit with a slightly rueful sense of not being able to continue combining abstract oddness and more popular idioms so starkly. After a succession of highl-regarded/critically acclaimed releases on the Leaf Label, the band have spent the last few years in the grip of a depressive inertia and frustration at not being able to chuck out the wide variety of musics they love making to a public. So what's new? October 2003 sees work start on the soundtrack to the feature film "Shaun of The Dead", while one of the Sons wonders whether the only way to get stuff released is to die in spectacular fashion. Maybe so, considering their main interest currently is making music in the Kosmische idiom and the Guitar-powered drone! Well, c'mon - you can't keep yoinking breakbeats for ever can ya?