Late May 2001, Goem (Frans de Waard, Roel Meelkop and Peter Duimelinks) landed in Montreal for their debut concert as Goem in Northern America at the prestigious Mutek festival. They stayed for a week in Montreal. In the hotelroom they worked on their Abri CD for 12K. While working Mutek connected artists dropped in the hotel room and asked 'what are you guys doing there'... This is not a pure Goem CD, neither a remix CD... it's something that is in between all of these. It has the traditional minimal Goem sound, but with fresh minds at the controls. These are: Matmos, Richard Chartier, Mitchell Akiyama, Taylor Deupree, Richard Di Santo, I8U, Mikeal Stavostrand, Ælab and of course Goem.