Ambient/experimental techno producer Philippe Cam became involved with music in the early '90s as a DJ in Brussels, Belgium. After shoving off to spend some time as a sailor, he returned to Brussels at some point during the mid-'90s to study music. While writing music for theater and ballet productions and film, his compositions began to take root in the disturbed pulsing ambience of Wolfgang Voigt's works as Gas and the unique minimalist productions from Basic Channel. Without a home for his productions, Cam sent the Cologne, Germany-based Traum label some demo material and landed a deal to release his output. The Caddie's Day, Karine, and LFO Drive 12" singles were released within close proximity of each other and were compiled for CD release soon after, in 2001, as Balance. Often creating a sense of rhythm without the use of beats, the tracks are hardly useful on the dance floor -- through his use of repetition, journalists began making positive comparisons to Manuel Göttsching's legendary E2-E4. Later in 2001, Salz was commissioned for a remix of "Caddie's Day"; Cam's fourth single, Canadians!, was also released by year's end.