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Though Bracken started as a way for Hood's Chris Adams to further explore the experimental grime he had first touched upon in 1997 under the moniker Downpour, as he began working in his basement studio in Leeds, he soon realized that something different -- slower, and more contemplative -- was coming out instead, and decided to go with it. Part experimental, part indie electronica, Bracken fit in well with the rest of the Anticon roster he was signed to, a label he had been in contact with since 2001, when Odd Nosdam, Doseone, and Why? contributed to Hood's album Cold House. Anticon released Bracken's single Heathen in the fall of 2006, and the following January the full-length We Know About the Need came out. ~ Marisa Brown