In a musical history that spans nearly four decades, Ken Brown (aka Bundy K. Brown) was a member of noise-rock trio Bastro (along with David Grubbs and John McEntire) and a founding member of that group’s evolution into Gastr del Sol, before departing to form the iconic Chicago band, Tortoise. In 1995 Brown exited Tortoise to pursue a number of projects, including the group, Directions, with Doug Scharin and James Warden. After releasing one album on Thrill Jockey, the band went inactive, with Brown completing one final Directions release – the influential cult classic 12", Echoes – on his own before retiring the moniker. He then released one more sample-based 12" under the name Gray Market Goods, before pursuing a plethora of other endeavors (musical and otherwise) over the following two decades.