In 2015, Cico Beck ( Joasihno, Aloa Input, the Notwist ) and Markus Acher ( the Notwist, Tied + Tickled Trio, Rayon ) started the project “You and your D.Metal friend” as a collective for improvisations and ideas apart from their other bands. They will experiment with different settings and instrumentations and will collaborate with other artists for the music and the cover-artwork.