snd was founded by Mark Fell and Mat Steel in Sheffield (UK), in 1998. Fell and Steel met while at art school, and had already worked on various projects together. Their first, somewhat low-key 12” record entitled “TPlay”, released under their own label of the same name, was followed by three critically acclaimed albums under the label “Mille Plateaux” – meanwhile having gone bust – and propelled snd to the pinnacle of the new digital minimalism. Following their album “Tender Love” (2002), the duo appeared disillusioned by the treadmill of production and the proliferation of the genres, and dedicated themselves to other projects such as solo works, the curation of events, remixes for Ryuichi Sakamoto, for example, or sound design for “The Designers Republic”, similarly from Sheffield. After a five-year break in recording, snd returned in 2008 with the release of “4,5,6”. The triple vinyl limited edition set of 350 copies worldwide was practically sold out overnight and shot directly to several best-of charts 2008. Their fourth album »Atavism« was released in March 2009 under the label Raster Noton. The experience of a snd performance can have an alienating, captivating, dynamic and merciless effect; each event is a unique investigation into the relationship between performer, public, software and context.