Something changed when the then 20 year-old Tallmen.785 a.k.a Brian Mitchell heard King Tubby and Lee Perry for the first time. Those dub-wise sounds reverberated through his body unearthing a desire to seek out all the music he had yet to discover. A quest that inevitably led him to seek out further sounds from the past and the future, which inevitably led him into the gripping hands of Techno. Shortly thereafter Brian saw it necessary to change his surroundings and so, a move from NYC where he was playing guitar with the likes of jazz legend Ornette Coleman, Lawrence D. ''Butch'' Morris, and many in the improvised music scene, to Berlin (a path taken by many) seemed to produce anything but cliché results.
From here the sounds of Jeff Mills, Robert Hood, Sandwell District, Basic Channel, Ben Klock and numerous trips to Berlin’s fabled Berghain, filled the gaps between playing guitar for numerous bands and performing regularly with Jochen Arbeit (Einstürzende Neubauten). This balance of Electronic music and organic instrumentation created a balance that led him away from blatant Techno mimicry, but rather to create his own unique sonic interpretations.
Most of the elements in his tracks are made from guitar sounds that go through an extensive filtrationprocess to realize an aesthetic that does not derive from drum machines and synths. His 20 plus years of musical training ripple through his current Techno productions, which is why his sound can seem somewhat alien, but yet so familiar.