Smallhaus started in 2015 after a number of years away from making music. Starting as a way to explore sound and music making outside of a traditional band format, initial experiments concentrated on manipulating found sounds and field recordings, alongside guitar and electronics. The sound developed to incorporate life-long influences from psychedelia, shoegaze and post-rock, along with electronica and ambient music.
Lines of Silence was started as a side project in 2020 to explore more esoteric and conceptual recordings. The first Lines of Silence album, Terra / Aqua was released by TQN-aut in November 2020. The current Stations of the Sun project will release largely improvised pieces at the turning of the seasons.