Before Ceiba Records, there were only a few people in the US even aware of Psy-trance, a core group of travellers, loosely organized around the CCC collective, infected by the goa vibe, started to organize underground trance parties in San Francisco.
Peter Ziegelmeier a.k.a. Kode IV, had been a producer of electronic music in the U.S. for several years, evolving from the Industrial techno towards more psychedelic sound in the early 90's.
Peter, Goa Gil and Ariane MacAvoy were pioneers of trance music in America, when they started to produce together in 1992. At that time, Peter was signed as "Kode IV" with a Belgian label, but wanted to regain his artistic freedom, thus in 1996 Peter, then with Adam Ohana and Jonas Judd created the independent label "Ceiba Records" to open a platform for psychedelic trance in the U.S.