Despite generous attention by many popular music publications, Seven Percent Solution has managed to stay clouded in obscurity. Their unique blend of sonic experimentation, psychedelic loops and solitary enigmatic vocals, has made Seven Percent Solution one of the more original rock bands to ever blossom out of the more conventional Austin, Texas music scene. The name of the band is based on the title of a classic Sherlock Holmes mystery in which Holmes is wrapped up in a cocaine addiction. This story revolves around ambiguity and paranoia making it an appropriate name for the band, considering that these are some of the core themes carried over into their music. Seven Percent Solution creates vast alien textures; landscapes that seem foreign, but upon closer inspection, they are the places we go when we are lonely and confused, or maybe reminiscing about dreams that escaped and deceived us.
Reese Beeman formed the band in Austin in 1992, Seven Percent Solution released their first full length recording this same year, but the self-titled debut only appeared on tape. Songwriter Reese Beeman led the effort by playing guitar, bass and lead vocals; "Scott Sasser" played drums on the album. James Adkisson, joined the band to play guitar on the 1993 Sugar EP. The band seemed to take a break, and was all but forgotten until the 1996 All About Satellites and Spaceships LP came out of nowhere, stunning both the fans and the media with its complex beauty. Bass player, Julian Capps joined the band in 1997, he also plays guitar, and sings back-up vocals. In 1999, the Gabriel's Waltz LP was released. This was the first album to feature all four members of the band. ~ Gregg Rounds, Rovi