Multi-instrumentalist Marek Styczynski and vocalist Anna Nacher, formerly of the eclectic Polish band Atman, formed the Magic Carpathians in 1999 with a loose coterie of their friends, embarking on an even more experimental trajectory than their former band. Combining electronics with traditional instruments and motifs from around the world, the Carpathians play what could only be described as ethno-folk deathcore. The group released its first album in 1999 on the Fly Music label, entitled Ethnocore. They followed in June of 2000 with Book of Utopia, released on the Obuh label. Ethnocore 2: Nytu appeared in spring 2001.