Kat Onoma formed in Strasbourg, France, in 1980. With different members of the group devoting an increasing amount of time and energy to other projects, many feared Kat Onoma would call a halt to their joint career. At the end of 2004, Philippe Poirier re-emerged with a new solo album. Meanwhile Rodolphe Burger, who continued to have a finger in several different musical pies, teamed up with traditional French singer Erik Marchand for a spot of studio recording and live work. But it came as no surprise to anyone when Kat Onoma finally decided to call it a day as a group.