Somewhere between the tired denim and copious hand-rolled spliffs of house parties in the Twin Cities Origami Bones devoured pre-amps. Foreshadowing an eventual demise in minimalistic cult pop and nu-age trip-hop rhythm sonnets is what makes One, the first and lone proper Origami Bones album that materialized, the galaxy opal of Minnesota music. This distinction of being billed on house parties one night with local punk bands such as Burn Fetish, who were associated with the Luck Machine collective, and art gallery showcases with Ness Nite the next, was something the scene hadn't... *pun* seen before.
At it's core, OB featured the characteristic vocals of Shatter the Primate (also often credited as Downcast Primate, Shatter, Kenzie) and production by Adriatic. However, all members took deep part in the production and recording process of many tracks, including "The End" and "Jailbird." The recordings featured members of the Desoplex Collective, such as C∆IRNS (then credited as Underhill), and more on guest vocals guitar.