West Coast experimental techno producer Seth Horvitz has recorded for several of the electronic world's most respected labels, including Germany's Force Inc and Mille Plateaux, plus California's own Drop Beat and Cytrax. A fan of dance since his early-'90s college days at Berkeley, Horvitz
began experimenting with electronics and DJing in 1992 and released his first material three years later, on the Swivel compilation released by local label Belief Systems, which is connected to Horvitz
's label, Context. His release schedule expanded with work for other Bay Area labels, including Cytrax and Delay, and in 1998 he released the Influenza
EP on Drop Beat. The split release Deadpan Escapement
and Safety Scissors
) also appeared that year on Belief Systems. During 1999, he recorded the Miasma EP for Force Inc, and readied his debut full-length for Mille Plateaux. The result, Periods Make Sense
, appeared in early 2000. Contributions to the first two volumes of Clicks + Cuts followed, as did a pair of tracks for Theorem's THX series and, in 2002, the "live" album Incest.