Hailing from the unlikely Chattanooga, TN, Brian Foster's earliest musical influences varied, ranging from New Wave and Industrial to 70s pop. In 1991 he became a fan of techno, house, trance, jungle and drum-n-bass. He became a constant fixture in the southestern US rave scene. Deep house, and the music of LTJ Bukem's camp inspired Brian when he entered the studio. Dreamy, melodic, soulful electronic music emerged and manifested itself as Synaptic Flow.