After the success of Fluke's album Risotto, Mike Tournier wanted to move to a much darker production style. He left Fluke and founded Syntax with Jan Burton in 2002.
In 2004, Syntax released their debut album Meccano Mind on Illustrious Records. The Japanese edition included three additional tracks, entitled "Sexograph", "Woman", and "Love Song (I Wonder Why)". Meccano Mind is a combination of Burton and Tournier's different influences from rock and dance music.
Three singles were issued: "Pray" ( sample, #28 UK), "Message" and "Bliss" ( sample, #69 UK).
Despite the originality of Meccano Mind, the band suffered poor album sales, possibly due to a lack of support from their record label and a lack of overall recognition. In 2004 the group split.
Their music featured on various TV series, film and games like The O.C., Nip/Tuck, The Invisible and DRIV3R, and now the trailer for the 2011 film, "In Time".
A few years after the split, Syntax reformed and currently they're working on their second album. Unlike their first album, their second will be released on an independent label.