Though Bracken started as a way for Hood
's Chris Adams to further explore the experimental grime he had first touched upon in 1997 under the moniker Downpour
, as he began working in his basement studio in Leeds, he soon realized that something different -- slower, and more contemplative -- was coming out instead, and decided to go with it.
Part experimental, part indie electronica, Bracken fit in well with the rest of the Anticon roster he was signed to, a label he had been in contact with since 2001, when Odd Nosdam
, and Why?
contributed to Hood
's album Cold House. Anticon released Bracken's single Heathen in the fall of 2006, and the following January the full-length We Know About the Need came out. ~ Marisa Brown, Rovi