Von Sleight formed in June 2005 in an attempt to merge analog synthesizers, homemade instruments, electrified household objects, and other strange percussive devices. We are influenced by many types of music including krautrock (Neu!, Can, Faust, Cluster, early Kraftwerk), space rock (Heldon, Hawkwind), Finnish avant-garde and krautrock (Keuhkot, Circle, Cleaning Women), early industrial (Einsturzende Neubauten, Coil, Throbbing Gristle), and San Francisco Bay Area avant weirdness (The Residents, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Idiot Flesh, Secret Chiefs 3, Moe!kestra).

The first album, Fringe Biology, is mostly a one-take experimental space rock session cut into multiple tracks and was completed in 2005. The second album, Signs of Life, was completed in 2006 and is a more structured and eclectic mix of styles than the first, varying from ambient krautrock to Joy Division meets Tiki exotica to early industrial with tinges of jazz. Scandinavia Darkly, the third full-length release from 2007, was inspired by adventures in Scandinavia and mixes MIDI instruments with homemade instruments/objects/devices and analog synthesizers. Styles include the Residents meet Kraftwerk "Radiation in the Eyeball", Finnish painter/graphic artist Hugo Simberg inspired "Symphony For Simberg", and Charles Mingus / African Head Charge hybrid "Sibelius and Salmiakki". The fourth album, Sieves & Cyphers, was completed in 2008 and will be released with a companion EP. Both of these releases emphasize the use of the Kaoss Pad, mixed with rhythmic freakouts, jazz, and Der Plan-like percussion. New Kraut, the fifth album, took the avant-electronic, jazz, space rock, and warped pop styles from previous albums and infuses these sounds with Krautrock and dub. The result was something like the analog tape recordings of Neu! being accidentally spliced together with Hawkwind, Cluster, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Miles Davis, and The Residents.

The sixth Von Sleight album, Drop the Space Needle, will be out on 12/12/13 on Fringe Biology Recordings. Tracks from this album were constructed by dropping old works into new environments, making sculptures from heaps of rusted scraps. The sounds on Drop the Space Needle range from the pulsing synth-tribal-disco-funk rhythms of the lead cut "We Are Supersonic" to the industrial funk of "Chief Seattle and the B-Ball Caper" to "History of the Wound", a short story by Brian Younker read to a krautrock jam. Instruments employed include the Korg MS-20 and Electribe EA-1 synths, bass guitar, trumpet, 3-stringed and rubber band zithers, voice, natural recordings, electronic and acoustic drums, and electrified homemade instruments. The "We Are Supersonic" video follows Chief Seattle's voyage to rescue a basketball team on Planet Supersonic in his Space Needle UFO.