After collaborating on managerial and audio/visual duties on the show series Ephemeral — which included acts such as Shiba San, Nora En Pure, and Paul Van Dyk — thefacesblur & Séance’s friendship burgeoned into a full-form collaboration. The “elemental” EP wasn’t just born of this collaboration, however; it took a lockdown, living in the same neighborhood, and COVID-borne exile from the scene they both loved for this EP to come to form. Having both established names for themselves in the Durham dance scene, (thefacesblur as a resident of iconic Durham party “The Floor,” and Séance as a founder of Maison Fauna and the “DECIDUUS” series), the two decided to remain under their original monikers — with the simple addition of an “and” — for their co-productions.