Nobody is more surprised about having created a full Anmlplnet album than the group itself: Slothrust leader Leah Wellbaum and drummer/singer Mickey Vershbow. The two met while they were both immersed in the Boston music scene, and then went on to pursue separate careers on opposite coasts. Their debut Fall Asleep truly displays their magnetic musical bond, even while withstanding physical distance and hectic schedules. The band was formed originally on a number of rules, including writing lyrics that are antonymic translations (meaning nouns, adjectives and verbs were replaced with their antonyms) and playing songs straight through as one giant piece, no breaks. The band creates dream-like soundscapes, both epochal in scope and melodic. Their goal is to explore the space between songwriting and improvisation, and the result is an uncontrived melding of their personal styles and technical mastery of their instruments.