From The Before Time is a deep exploration of Improvised Modular Synthesis recorded before the great lockdown of 2020. Queens-based Jim Petty, aka Crew Called Self, has been making noise since 1994 as DJ Self. In 2016 he began his journey down the rabbit hole of Eurorack and has been constantly building his machine ever since. He began to perform live in 2019 and joined the New York Modular Society. Best described as 'Improvised Modular Synthesis,' From The Before Time is his debut LP featuring ten, live studio recordings from 2018-2019.