Aaron Turner, frontman of the seminal post-metal Boston Isis, is perhaps one of the busiest men in modern metal. His schedule somehow manages to include participating in projects like Old Man Gloom, Drawing Voices, Lotus Eaters, and Mamiffer, running the Hydra Head label, and designing sleeves and covers for albums of various bands, both his own and others. As if that wasn't enough, he started one more project in 2008, again joining efforts with bassist, guitarist, and his Lotus Eaters collaborator James Plotkin, of O.L.D, Khanate, and various other projects. Rounded out by Plotkin's ex-Khanate colleague Tim Wyskida, the new band was christened Jodis (apparently a species of moth) and recorded its debut album, Secret House, in the second half of 2008. For some reason, the sparse and atmospheric record, which Plotkin likened to "more relaxed Khanate" and "much heavier Low," sat on the shelf for almost a year, until it was finally released through Hydra Head in October 2009.
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