Blending '60s pop references with electronic genre features, funk-style inspirations, and other groovy soundings, Panurge emerged in the Vancouver club scene in 2000. Embodying the Canadian trio were Christopher Lovell (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Fantom (bass, vocals, keyboards), and DJ Si Unyil(turntables, programming), all of them having considerable previous musical experience. The trio's sharp electronic sound, supported by keen pop lineaments led them to rapidly create an ever-growing fan base, not only locally but also on the Internet, therefore managing to deliver their sound across a multitude of worldwide locations. Following a short period practicing their original tones, the trio decided to release its first record. Erectangle, their debut and independently released album, hit record stores in 2001, a few months before the issuing of the trio's second full-length, Pythagorhythms.