Fonica was founded in 2002 by Keiichi Sugimoto and Cheason from Tokyo. Keiichi is also a member of Minamo, an electro-acoustic group. He runs the Cubic Music label, founded in 1999 as a record label, sound production, and design works. Cheason, the female part of Fonica, designs most of the artwork for the Plop label. In 2004, Fonica played at Sonar Sound Tokyo.