c.layne started out with indie rock band The Naïve, but soon went on to writing solo work. His limited-release first album, Albumone, was entirely instrumental. He spent the next two years writing a second album and recording hundreds of tracks, but they were ultimately scrapped in favor of another album entirely. Antonymic was recorded over a four day period in the summer of 2003. The mid-fi recording and lavish use of reverb gives this album a modern psychedelic feel. Work on the next album began almost immediately and Drawing Shapes with Sounds, was released later that year.