Loscil went on tour with Stars of the Lid in Europe and played shows in the Pacific Northwest where he integrated sound and visuals. A single was released on the British Involve label and slowly and surely Loscil gained recognition as North American independent electronica drew away from the forming influences of the Artificial Intelligence compilations and became worthy of notice on its own terms. Eschewing glitch for its own sake or breakbeat promiscuity, Loscil works in real depth of field.
Morgan began work on his second full length release, with each track named after a famous submarine. A good deal of the music used as building blocks on the Submers CD came from sampled and transformed classical music. Morgan told the Loop website in 2003 that "what does get used is usually not recognizable after I have processed it, but that is the source material I tend to work with because I like the depth in timbre of much orchestral music." Depth is a word that gets used a lot in describing Submers, the titular theme of submersion and aquatic imagery tend to appear in a lot of reviews of the album:
Dave Stelfox XLR8R Nov. 2002
Scott Morgan worked away on his third album throughout 2003, using real instruments and input from other musicians. With sound sources that ranged from sampled instruments to miscellaneous lo-fi mini-cassette recordings, Morgan generated music on computer by custom programming sequencing and processing designed so that no two performances of the patches would be exactly the same. In turn, Jason Zumpano on fender rhodes piano, Tim Loewen on guitar and Nyla Rany on cello improvised over those electronic sequences. Morgan then edited and mixed the live and premixed sections together. The resulting album, First Narrows, will be out in May 2004.