Before they became the buzz of Portland, OR, as the duo Dahlia, Jennifer Folker and Keith Schreiner were semi-successful artists on their own, the former as a vocalist-for-hire and the latter as an ambient producer. Folker had laid down vocals for Banco de Gaia (the club hit "Obsidian"), Tweaker, and King Black Acid; Schreiner had released an album as Auditory Sculpture. Yet while the success they garnered on their own was modest at best, when the two teamed up for Dahlia -- Folker handling vocals, Schreiner crafting soundscapes -- they suddenly became the trendiest act in Portland. It was the duo's weekly gig at the club Ohm that drew a crowd -- each week more and more people showing up to see what all the fuss was about. Local publications such as the Portland Tribune, the Oregonian, and even the Rocket in Seattle wrote flattering and mystique-building stories on the duo, setting the stage for Emotional Cycles, Dahlia's recording debut.
-- Artist Biography by Jason Birchmeier