|Left Orbit Temple is James' own
sonic outlet. Amidst a career spent making other
people's music sound just how they want it to, James
developed LOT to explore ideas that don't have a place
in his work with recording clients.
Left Orbit Temple is about sounds and textures. The pieces are dark, often dissonant, and avoid categorization. The idea is genreless music that draws from James' early roots in electronic and industrial music, plus his newer appreciation of folk and tribal music from around the globe. These influences were used as starting points from which to wildly diverge. The goal is something both electronic and organic, but that avoids both the banality of contemporary electronic music and the mawkishness associated with "world music". Lyrical themes frequently refer to the collective unconcious and dreaming.
The first album was Prolusion. James has been tinkering with the follow-up for several years. His other activities have been priorities lately, but he plans to finish these new tracks... eventually.
Preview and download tracks from Prolusion and Ice-Nine here.