Life & Limb is the collaboration between Andrea Mangia of Lecce, Italy and Mike McGuire of New York. In 2006 the two discovered each other’s solo recordings online under the names Populous and Short Stories respectively. Shortly thereafter came their first release, the single “Breathes the Best”, released in 2006 on Morr Music.
After the two realized this partnership could be something long-lasting their potential became clear with the 2008 release of full length ‘Drawn In Basic’, again on Morr Music. With a love of De La Soul and the Smashing Pumpkins’ “Siamese Dream”, the feedbacking guitars of My Bloody Valentine and the synthesizers of Raymond Scott the album garnered enthusiastic notes in the music press. ‘Drawn In Basic Remixed’ soon followed with contributions from artists such as Teebs, Opiate, and Harald Björk.
After a sabbatical working on other projects the two came back together in 2011 with new material. The influences are still broad, ranging from Flying Lotus and Broadcast to Will Oldham. However the pair felt the new recordings were more cohesive and diverged from their past work. Accordingly, a new name seemed necessary. Life & Limb was born. Enclaves is proud to release the new self-titled album as a worldwide digital download with the Rallye Label handling a slightly different edition in Japan.