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Named after a garbage-loving monster from the original Star Wars film, Chicago's post-rock unit Dianogah comprised bassists Jay Ryan and Jason Harvey in tandem with drummer Kip McCabe. The group debuted in 1995 with the single "100% Tree," followed early the next year by "Garden Airplane Trap"; these two 7"s were subsequently collected as the EP Old Material, New Format. Dianogah's first full-length effort, As Seen from Above, arrived in 1997, and a series of compilation appearances -- including contributions to Zum Audio, Vol. 2 and the Reach the Rock soundtrack -- constituted the trio's output throughout the following months, with Battle Champions finally appearing in mid-2000. Like its predecessor, Battle Champions featured production from Steve Albini, a respected veteran of the Chicago scene. The following spring, Dianogah released the single Hannibal/A Bear Explains.... A third full-length studio effort, Millions of Brazilians, was issued in spring 2002, featuring assistance from John McEntire (known for his production work with Tortoise, the Sea and Cake, and Bastro), the Rachels' Rachel Grimes, and John Upchurch of the Coctails. Dianogah then returned in 2008 with Qhnnnl. ~ Jason Ankeny