The Blue Ridge Mountains were an unlikely place to find a band like Shakespace. Their sound was a mixture of heavy melodic guitars, experimental ambient synths, with male and female vocals, a sound often revealing the band's shoegazer and proto-goth influences . Shakespace formed in early '96, and after many enthusiastically recieved shows, they recorded their 1st full-length CD. Released In 1998, the self titled debut album was a space rock, lo-fi collection of infectious dream-pop tracks. Throughout the late 90's, Shakespace would also co-host the 'No Phase Artspace' shows, multi-media art and music events in which artists and groups from across the US performed and contributed work. Shakespace's 2nd CD, 'Air Sign Orange', released in late 2000 on Indianapolis' Happy Couples Records, had more of a post-punk goth-rock feel. 'This Sleeping Heart' was Shakespace's final full-length CD offering. Recorded throughout 2001 during the band's break-up, the album emerged as dark and cynical experimental pop, with the final track being fittingly named 'Goodbye Lullaby'.