Lines of Silence explores esoteric, conceptual and improvised compositions – with a move away from laptop-based electronics to more analogue instrumentation . The first Lines of Silence album, Terra / Aqua was released by TQN-aut in November 2020. The following Stations of the Sun project released largely improvised pieces at the turning of the seasons. This series comes to an end with the release of Equinox 2 in September 2021.
Smallhaus started in 2015 after a number of years away from making music. Starting as a way to explore sound and music making outside of a traditional band format, initial experiments concentrated on manipulating found sounds and field recordings, alongside guitar and electronics. The sound developed to incorporate life-long influences from psychedelia, shoegaze and post-rock, along with electronica and ambient music.
After the release of Nova in January 2021, smallhaus is on hiatus.