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Diagram, in their earliest incarnation, were a three-piece experimental rock band with Joe Patitucci (vocals, guitar, bass, electric piano, samples), David Bohl (guitar, synthesizer, electric piano, drum programming) and Matt Buehler (bass).

Notable for the exceptional amount of equipment they would bring with them on stage, the band’s early music revolved around loops, samples and drum machines that were pre-sequenced by Joe and Dave with the band essentially playing along to these sounds live while also making subtle tweaks and manipulations.

They played their first gig together (as Menocu) at the Khyber in October 2003 and finished mixing their first self-titled EP 6 months later.

After Matt Buehler left Diagram to pursue a career in culinary arts the band was joined by multi-instrumentalist, Alex Tyson. Only 19 at the time, Alex brought a wealth of knowledge and experience in live programming, allowing the band to create sample-oriented music on the fly rather than in the studio. Their first sessions brought out some truly revolutionary recordings - merging together post-rock styled guitar with layers of effected keys led by wandering synth-bass and a wash of human-controlled (rather than traditionally pre-programmed) samples and drum machines.

This new sound, along with their desire to distance themselves from an increasingly popular Mr. Show skit about a talking house that inspired the project, brought about conversation within the band of a possible name change.

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