The Happening was the first album from Derbyshire duo Aron Kirk and Mark Shaw.The album was first released some years back on a limited cassette edition,and limited edition hand bound CD. This 2001 re-mastered CD features all the original songs in the same running order as the original limited edition releases,and with up-dated booklet artwork. The Happening touches on subjects of love,loneliness,envy and confidence.The album is a must for fans of new romantic,contemporary electronic music,synthpop and instrumental music. Aron Kirk and Mark Shaw first began collaborating in 1996.Shaw's creations were a quirky and sometimes dark blend of driving electronica,whilst Kirk's compositions were more delicate and open,so needless to say,it was unlikely that these two very different styles of music would compliment each other.However,it was the duo's ardour for synthesis that was to slowly unite their sound together.'I have learnt a lot from Mark' says Kirk 'Although our style of composition is a world apart,he has a great ear for sound and Mark can hear those things that not every producer and musician can hear.Those little things that count..that breathe life into a composition'. Both Aron Kirk and Mark Shaw continue to work on solo material,and have also talked of going into the recording studios to begin work on a third collaborative project.