"exceptional...sounds like the unlikely offspring of those old-timey photo booths at the fair crossed with an original Nintendo. Just, y'know, in CD form." --Eugene Weekly, Jan. 2006
"The great new Salem band, Mill Race, have, as far as I'm aware of, already penned their own genre: sci-fi country. It's not nearly as heavy-handed as it sounds...the results are always spot on." --Portland Mercury, Feb. 2006
CD includes 14" X 19" poster with detailed line drawings (by the talented David Rafn) of the characters from the songs.
Julian Snow: weirdo analog synth, twangy guitars, not-so-twangy singing.
Eric Phipps: bass. Later of Polyvinyl Records band Wampire
Jeff Booth: pedal steel, mandolin, guitar. His tastes favor old country, bluegrass and western swing.
Jeff Graham: drums. A veteran of many bands, including a couple featuring Eric Lovre (Dharma Bums.)
Tom Nunes: production, recording. His engineering skills were praised by John Fahey in his book "Vampire Vultures."
North Salem High String Orchestra: strings on "Riding The Root Canal." The orchestra of Frank Herbert's alma mater.
The Absurdity Chorus: Lisa, Rocky, Tom, Eric, Julian.
The Clapping Animals: Jodie, Lisa, Tom, Julian.