Max Kautsch's sonwriting, arrangements, and production are all on display throughout the album. Thank goodness for all the good, genre-specific music out there to learn from, which in this case only begins with Bonobo, Emancipator, All India Radio, Pink Floyd, DJ Shadow, Zero 7,
Steve Kimock, John Digweed, Postal Service, This Will
Destroy You, Sasha, Paul Oakenfold, Trey
Anastasio, John Butler, Sigur Ros, Tycho, Ulrich
Schnauss, Thievery Corporation, Boards of Canada, Bernhard
Fleischmann, Weathertunes, Shapeshifter, Maxwell, Ron Vaughn, Dave Brubeck,
Genesis, Indigo Girls, Kings of Convenience, OutKast, Paul Simon, STS9,
The Flaming Lips, and Air.
When not practicing law, Max can often be found in front of the computer, delving into the next arrangement puzzle in Ableton Live, or playing guitar in an attempt to generate another worthwhile riff.
Scott Goodman plays music every day as a performer, educator and music therapist, and those skills shine throughout "Threshold" and "Accurate Portrayal," the latter of which also features his vocals. While better known as a guitarist, his origin as a bassist is evident in bass tracks on the aforementioned tunes as well as on "DandB." He currently plays solo shows in his hometown of Long Beach, California, usually appearing with a looper so as to most effectively demonstrate those lead chops. His friendship with Max began in choir classes in college, and the two have influenced each other's work since then.