Based in the ancient town of Orsha, these two men refer to themselves in faintly anglicized forms as Andrew Paskin and Dmitriy Teslenok. They first met nine years ago and soon began composing "ambient trip-hop beats with micro-sounds, together with other forms of experimentation."
Since those earliest publications, Nearfield have focused increasingly upon themes of outer space. Some initial releases were dedicated to the symbolism of UFOs, rocket lauch-pads, or other exciting aspects of a national space program. The musicians openly admitted that their attention was turning increasingly to "the universe and the cosmos," fueled by science fiction.