On his debut record, CrumbÃ¤cher created the Euro-synth-pop niche in the Contemporary Christian Music industry. CCM announced the album as revealing "a new group on par with Vector." Stephen Crumbacherâ€™s vocals have the bouncy style of Men Without Hats.
Stephen Crumbacher recorded his first commercial release, a solo version of It Donâ€™t Matter, on the MRC sampler Whatâ€™s Shakinâ€™ in the summer of 1983. On the heels of that success which introduced CrumbÃ¤cher to CCM, Stephen was invited to record a six-song EP for Maranatha! Musicâ€™s MRC label.
Stephen and his long-time friends, Dawn Wisner and Jim Wisner, gave their first performance as CrumbÃ¤cher five months later on New Year's Eve, 1983. The full band, with the addition of Dan Hohulin on guitar, entered the studio for the first time to begin recording.
Crumbacher signed a multi-album deal with Frontline Records. Part of the commitment included a solo effort, â€œTake It Inâ€.