From New York City, The Plaster Cramp formed in 2016, incorporating elements of krautrock, post-punk, and minimalist techno -- making use of electronic sounds, sampling, improvisation, and surrealist techniques like exquisite corpse and cut-up.
A self-titled debut was released in October 2016. In April 2018, the band began broadcasting a weekly, hour-long, improvised and experimental live music performance show on Radio Free Brooklyn called Improbable Confetti. In December that same year a second record, A History of Rome in Five Pages, was released. The release of 'Rome' was marked by a performance at the underground Bushwick art space, Rubulad, as a featured part of the 13th anniversary celebration of The Warper Party (a monthly showcase of the city's electronic music scene.) The name, The Plaster Cramp, comes from 'The Library of Babel', a short story by Argentine author Jorge Luis Borges.