Between 2000 and 2008, Vert a/k/a Adam Butler released 6 albums on labels such as Sonig (Cologne, DE) and Thrill Jockey (Chicago, US). These albums appeared on end of year best-of lists from, among others, The Wire and Pitchfork. The New York Times has compared his music to John Cage; UK website Boomkat has compared it to Robbie Williams. “The Days Within” is his first album in 8 years.

Born in the UK, Butler moved to Cologne in 2001, New York in 2007, and Berlin in 2010.