In 2000, Oliver Doerell found a partner and kindred spirit in Roger Döring, who shared his love for the Brussels music scene of the eighties. In 2009, violinist Alex Stolze joined the band. In their 20-year band history, Dictaphone has played in over twenty countries, with festival appearances at Mutek, Transmediale, Unsound, Benicassim and many others. In recent years, Dictaphone has delved even deeper into their concept of "morbid instruments". Their music remains timeless, minimalist and beautiful.