Barely escaping court martial in 1972, Citizen Freeze and Slink returned to the United States through contacts in the Dallas underground. After their pasts were cleared by the Central Intelligence Agency, the duo began life anew, and decided to pursue their interest in music. Slink said computer music and robot orchestras would be cool, so he and Citizen Freeze invented electricity, synthesizers and MIDI. The music it produced awakened the mind, and built it anew also. Mind Factory had been born.