In late 2019, The National finished a tour in Texas. The members of LNZNDRF (Scott and Bryan Devendorf, Aaron Artnz, and Ben Lanz) stuck around for a week of recording in Texas, finding kismet alignment when they gathered together at Jim Eno’s Public Hi-Fi Studio. The extensive jam sessions would produce several hours worth of music that reflects, on the watery surface, the soundscapes of kosmische musik and adjacent canon. On II, that music sees the light of day.