Randy, glad you noticed the drums. It's the same guy who played on my solo album as well as my other prog band. I'm really happy how he's progressed. Funny enough we're doing a country rock session in a couple of weeks.
Regarding the synths amd effects, most of the keys were written by the guitarist but a lot of the more odd sounds like the pulsing synths and sound manipulation was added on post. I was basically allowed to run amuck until the singer and guitarist told me to stop. (Hence the Miku Stomp, and weird effects on Upsilon 7 and Afterlife)
My singer also had a good chuckle at the Fade Away comment too. Not the first time he's been compared to Labrie either.