"Defending the Valor" was written over the span of two years by Aaron Skoff. However, it wasn't until Skoff paired up with Nathan van der Rest that "Defending the Valor" came into its own. The album makes use of electric and acoustic violins, live and electronic drums, a wide variety of vocal talent, and heavy use of analog synthesizers.
Performers on the album are:
-David Lyon- Violins, Piano, Vocals
-Rex Buchanan- Remix Work
-Emma Wallingford- Vocals
-Nathan van der Rest- Analog Synthesizers, Electric & Acoustic Guitar, Piano, and Bass
-Clay Sewald- Drums
-Pat Semantel- Bass