The LINE-up consisted of Verborgen's pianist, Andrew Cann (also on guitar), and two classically-trained brothers ~ violinist Doug Empie and keyboardist, Bret Empie . Very briefly, an experimental guitarist named Christian Nokes added youthful energy to the mix. Gradually, Christian faded away, leaving behind a few chord structures for which he received liner note credits. A wise move, perhaps, as his use of samplers and electronic effects seemed better suited to instrumental compositions.
The LINE__ did not employ a rhythm section. Albeit his seemed odd to observers, it worked to their advantage. During this phase of the project, the band focused more on melodies, chord structures, and leads.
Besides joining members of Verborgen to record the first phase of Through the Dark Glass Shining, in 2002, The LINE__ never quite made it out of the practice space. Nevertheless, the moodiness of the music developed then pervade much of what leap from pen to recording console in the future.
The photo to the right, by occasional drummer, Jeff Lewis, only shows Doug Empie, Xyra, and Christian Nokes.
See Pix on page 3, for early images of Andrew Cann and the Empies.